Saison & Farmhouse beers are traditional, seasonal beers originally brewed as a restorative and refreshment for the farm workers in the province of Hainaut, in the French-speaking part of Belgium. After a decline in popularity, the style has seen a huge resurgence in recent years with many brewers in the U.S. adding at least one example to their repertoire.
Defining the style is a distinctive golden bronze color, expressive herbal aromas and a very crisp, firm mouth-feel. Examples vary from light and floral to more earthy intense styles, often with the use of Brettanomyces – a yeast strain when used in moderation that produces a distinctive, earthy character to the beer.
This week we will be sampling a wide selection of Saison & Farmhouse beers, contrasting the traditional Belgian beers with examples from the U.S and beyond.
Try all nine of these great Saison & Farmhouse beers for $5 this Friday July 5th.
Jester King ‘Le Petit Prince’ Farmhouse Table Beer
St. Feuillien Saison
Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2013
Pretty Things ‘Jack D’Or’ Saison Americain
Nogne-O India Style Saison
Upright Brewing ‘Seven’
Logsdon ‘Seizoen Bretta’
Boulevard Smokestack Series ‘Saison Brett’
Jolly Pumpkin ‘Bam Noir’ Dark Farmhouse Ale