Preserve the Summer Rustic, Thirst Quenching Saison Ale 5.14% ABV, 35 IBUs
In collaboration with Preserved, Oakland’s only DIY shop focused on preserving and fermenting, we created this beer recipe kit to capture a traditional style, anchored in the season. Grain, hops, and yeast are included. Add your favorite, local honey.
The Saison style originated on farms in Wallonia, located in the French speaking part of Belgium. These beers were rustic and sturdy, brewed to last the entire growing season through to harvest time, while still being light and refreshing for thirsty farm workers. Saison’s strongly attenuating yeast creates a dry beer that would have resisted spoiling even through the hot Summer months.
Pairs well with slow-roasted pork tacos with roasted tomatillo sauce, Thai seafood curry, toasted rustic bread topped with aged triple-cream cheese, and warm crusty apple pie.