Pipeworks Cucumber Saison
Ever wondered what a beer dry hopped with cucumber would taste like? Grab a pint of Goose Island’s new Cucumbersome Pilsner and find out. This limited release summer brew will only be available on draft in Chicago. Check out the video and channel your inner Seven Mary Three.
Style: Pilsner (w/ cucumbers)
Availability: Draft Only
Arrival: June 2013
Cigar City Brewing’s Cucumber Saison might have a bottle home in the future. The beer has previously only been available on draft. (Ed. Note: Such a great hot weather beer. Tastes like fresh cucumber.) Summer anyone?
The humble gherkin. Usually we encounter this unassuming green fruit pickled or sliced and flung atop a salad. But the cucumber has so much more to offer us. It is a remarkably refreshing gourd with the power to cool a dry tongue and when just two sliced wheels are placed atop the eyes of a lounging lass in a stock photo ad for a spa the mystical cucumber has the magical ability to justify obscene spa service fees. Truly an amazing botanical gift to the world! We chose to employ the cucumber in a low gravity Saison to create a refreshing seasonal ale redolent with notes of honey, tropical fruit, lemon bitterness and of course cucumber. Brewed as a survival tool for the Florida Summer this cucumber creation features Citra and Sorachi Ace hops. So put some cucumber wheels on your eyes, lean back, relax and enjoy. Ahhhhhh.
Style: Saison (w/ Cucumber)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Draft
Bottle Arrival: TBA
note: The above is tentative. Subject to change at whim of the brewer, the beer, or the barrel.