Category Archives: Saison

Peach Porch Lounger (New Belgium Brewing)

Here is another beer that I drank earlier this summer during a short respite from the craziness of my day job. A Saison on a warm summer day, what more could you want?

Peach Porch Lounger labelPEACH PORCH LOUNGER is a Saison/Farmhouse Ale from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series. This 9.4% ABV limited release beer was brewed in collaboration with the musician G Love.

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Colette (Great Divide Brewery)

Even though I have yet to have a beer from Great Divide really knock my socks off, they’re consistent enough to keep me coming back. That and they have awesome labels. For their spring seasonal they went with a fitting saison/farmhouse ale.

COLETTE is a Saison/Farmhouse Ale with a 7.3% ABV.

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Sour Apple Saison (Epic Brewing)

Sometimes a simple ingredient can make me buy a beer…and this was one of those times. Seeing that this beer was brewed with sour apples (a flavor I love) I knew that it was something that I would need to experience. Was it everything I expected…

SOUR APPLE SAISON is a Saison/Farmhouse Ale with an 8.1% ABV.

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Prickly Passion Saison (New Belgium Brewing)

Ah, yes, another Lips of Faith beer. These are wondrous times.

PRICKLY PASSION SAISON is a Saison/Farmhouse Ale with an 8.5% ABV.

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Jack D’or (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

Beer purchasing is one of the few aspects of my life where I will judge a book by its cover. There’s nothing like a nice label or screen printed bottle to make a beer stand out from the crowd and grab my attention as I walk down a beer aisle. Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project out of Brookline, Massachusetts have some of the best labels in the game. Each beer has a very beautiful, and also very unique, label. They don’t always tell you something about the beer itself, but they all tell a story. JACK D’OR was the first Pretty Things beer I came across, so it was the first one I purchased.

Jack D’or is farmhouse ale, or “Saison Americain” as they call it with 57 IBUs and a 6.5% ABV. The bottle I got was bottled in February 2011 and was part of batch 22.

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Saison Poivre (Elysian Brewing Co.)

This was the beer in which I realized that 2011 was my Year of the Spicy Beer. SAISON POIVRE is a saison brewed with peppercorns (aka something I’ve never heard of in a beer) that clocks in with an unknown ABV.  Continue reading

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Aaahhh…Gus Gus (Naked City Brewery)

PUMPKIN BEER #12

With one last ticket in my hand I made my way around the event searching for my final beer. By this point many of the beers on my list had long since been finished off, leaving me with but a few “new” beers to try. In all honesty it was the name of this beer that made me choose it: AAAHHH…GUS GUS. The name told me nothing about the beer and sometimes that the best way to do it. Continue reading

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