Jester King Brewery’s releases can be as fascinating as they can be complicated. On Friday, April 25th, the brewery will release Hibernal Dichotomous in the tap room. What is it? Let’s break it down.
Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous is made using a practice called biere de coupage or beer that is “cut.” It is blending technique dating back hundreds of years. Hibernal is a blend of young farmhouse ale (63%), mature barrel aged beer brewed with rosemary, lavender, and spearmint (25%) from November, 2012, and fresh pressed watermelon juice.
The finished beer is 5.8% ABV, 12 IBUs, and retails for $14.
Style: Farmhouse Ale (w/ Spearmint, Rosemary, Lavender, Watermelon Juice. Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) has been hinting at the release of a new beer a little different then their usual hop aggressive, or “arrogant” ales. By the looks of it, that beer will be Stone Saison.
Stone also owns a farm that grows various herbs and spices for their restaurant – Stone World Bistro & Gardens. Just like the restaurant, this farm-to-table saison is brewed with home grown lemon zest, lemon thyme, and lavender.
In spring 2011, Stone bought the farm, literally, taking over 19 acres of fertile Southern California soil where we now grow pristine fruits, vegetables, herbs and more for our Stone Brewing World Bistro &. Gardens restaurants. A taste of our homespun farm-to-tableism is provided in this farmhouse ale stoked with lemon zest, plus lemon thyme and lavender straight from Stone Farms. This spring-to-summer saison is citric and herbal on the palate with a dry, peppery finish. Thanks to the infusion of fresh West Coast ingredients, this isn’t your everyday saison. It’s our saison-100% Stone. Celebrate the sunny season with an authentic taste of our farm and, with it, our commitment to quality.
Look for Stone Saison in 12oz bottles and draft.