Passionfruit Farmhouse Ale

ABV 4.8%

IBU 35

FLAVOR PROFILE

POG, Clove, Passionfruit, Tart

AVAILABILITY

Limited

INGREDIENTS

Malt

Gambrinus Pilsner, Weyermann Pilsner, Briess Wheat, Weyermann Malted Spelt

Hops

German Tettnang, Galaxy

Yeast

Farmhouse Ale

Fruit

Passionfruit Purée

History

Saisons are also known as Farmhouse beers. Historically, most of them are found in the Wallonia region of Belgium. Located in the Southwestern part of the country, the Wallonia region is known for farming. In the early to mid 20th century, farmers would hire Saisoners (farm hands) for the summer months to work the land. During the winters, the farm owners would brew beer on the farms called Saison for the summer workers who were each entitled to 5 liters of beer per day. The Saisons, whether modest or strong in alcohol are known for being tart, a little funky, light on the palate, dry, fruity, spicy, complex and very quaffable.

Passionfruit Farmhouse Ale is built on a creamy quaffable base highlighting the Spelt and Malted Wheat used in the beer. During the brewing process we add the passionfruit puree to this farmhouse beer. The Saison with the addition of passionfruit creates the spicy, creamy, and quaffable base that is balanced with the tropical and tart flavors of the passionfruit.   

Tasting Notes

Dusty golden topped with whipped white foam. Tropical aromas of POG, white peach, orange marmalade, passionfruit, apple Jolly Ranchers, and clove. Tart flavors of green apple, melon Airheads, prickly pear, blood orange, white pepper, and starfruit. Finishes dry, tart, with a touch of lime.

Food Pairings

Saisons are very diverse with food as they are acidic, bitter, and fruity. Salmon cakes, crab cakes, rib eye, shrimp salad, avocado and tomato salad. Thai Red Snapper with spicy tamarind sauce. Fried- fish, clams, and calamari. Sausages work wonderfully - North African merguez, chorizo, seafood, Toulouse, bratwurst, venison, boudin noir. Thai food and Vietnamese food pair wonderfully with a Saison.