Topic Archives: Black Saisons

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Dad Bod Black Saison coming to “Clip On” series

Monday Night Dad Bod Stock

Monday Night Dad Bod Black Saison will join the brewery’s “Clip-On” Series in October.

In September of 2015, The Atlanta, Georgia based brewery debuted a one-off series they call the  “Clip-On Series.” Beers featuring in the lineup are fun reinventions of core Monday Night releases. Examples include: Cinnamon Cocoa Drafty Kilt, and Blood Orange Blind Pirate.

Monday Night Dad Bod is a black saison, and incidentally, not a spin on a core beer like the releases mentioned above. The brewery touts this release as “Dark, herbal, and super smooth,” thanks to Keemun black tea used in the brewing process.

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Dad Bod isn’t just a beer, it’s a state of mind. Dad Bod means working out just enough not to have to buy new pants, and spending the rest of the time working on your drinking muscles. Our dark saison has a mind nose with hints of espresso and citrus. A peppery flavor gives this down-to-earth beer the edge needed to attract a mate and nothing more.

Monday Night Dad Bod Black Saison will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering.

Style: Saison
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. One-off release.
Debut: October, 2016

6% ABV

Image: Monday Night Brewing

Posted in Evil Twin Brewing, Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone, Stillwater & Evil Twin Create “The Perfect Crime”

Recently, Stillwater Artisanal Ales  and Evil Twin Brewing, (2 “gyspy brewers”) travelled to Escondido, California to collaborate with Stone Brewing Co. The triumvirate pulled off The Perfect Crime.  The result is a smokey black saison that really fits the mysterious nature of these traveling breweries.

I first heard the term “gypsy brewer” in reference to Mikkel Borg-Bjergso, back in 2008, when we brewed our very first collaboration beer with Mikkel and Peter Zien of AleSmith. And now we are thrilled to welcome two more famous gypsy brewers to our brewery: Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso of Evil Twin Brewing ( Mikkel’s brother– hence the name) and Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales. Jenne and Brian have brewed together before, and both have excellent pedigrees in brewing unique Belgian- inspired beers. Their shady influence was felt throughout the brewing of this mysterious block beer, and we were excited to be able to brew it. – Mitch Steele

Style: Saison (Smoked)
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: TBA

7.5% ABV

Note: Official PR from Stone forthcoming

Posted in Coming Soon, Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Start Drooling Over Stillwater’s Barrel Aged Existent

Start Drooling Over Stillwater's Barrel Aged Existent

Start Drooling Over Stillwater's Barrel Aged Existent

What could make Stillwater Artisanal Ales “Existent” any better? Bourbon barrels.  Stillwater has taken this dark saison and aged in in bourbon for your drinking pleasure.  There are are few saisons as philosophically complex at Existent; even fewer barrel aged.
About Existent:

Existent represents the philosophy behind Stillwater Artisanal. We strive to define ourselves through our passion and sincerity while accepting that not all aspects of life are readily explainable. To manifest this ideology we present an ale of intrigue. Deep & dark though deceptively dry, braced by a firm yet smooth bitterness and accented with an earthy hop and mild roast aroma. This is an ale for you to define..

Style: Saison (barrel aged)
Availability: 11.2oz bottles
Arrival:August 2011. Limited to 44 cases. Potential in areas: WA, OR, CA, AZ, MO, IL, WI, OH, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA, PA, DC, MD, NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, ME

7.6% ABV

Digging a little deeper, there is a pic of Barrel Aged Stateside Saison on Stillwater’s FB page.  Aged in Chardonnay Barrels…

Stillwaters Stateside Saison

’and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.’ —Nietzsche

Posted in New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Side Project #14 Tomfoolery Arrives

Edition #14 in Terrapin Brewing’s Side Project series is arriving – “Tomfoolery” a black saison ale.  The color, like the flavor is uncharacteristic for this kind of ale.  Tomfoolery fits perfectly with Terrapin’s experimental mentality.  Spike describes:

Made with a silly amount of rye, wheat and black malts, this dark spicy beverage will quench the thirst of any court jester in the land. We hope you enjoy our light hearted attempt at making this traditional style with foolish brewing behavior. Spike’s Brewing Words of Wisdom: Beer is serious business…what you do after consumption often times is not.

Style: Saison

Hops: Golding, Willamette, Vanguard

Malts: Pale ,Vienna, Wheat Rye, DH Carafa III, Acidulated

Taste Expectations: Dark malts, coffee mix with fruit.  Spice shines throughout.

Availability: 22oz bombers.  Draft.  One time Side Project Release

7.2% ABV