Beavertown Quelle Saison
Format: 330ml Can
The Quelle Saison came about through messing with the new Neck Oil Pale recipe. Basically, we have been working the Neck Oil for the last few months. What originally started out as a mission for me to create a homage to my local Black Country Bitter, has since changed quite dramatically. It's amazing how as a brewer and a brewery you can start with visions that over the period of literally months suddenly get warped into a totally other hemisphere. So the Neck Oil went from being a dash of low colour crystal malt to what is now an upfront, punchy, alpha US hop driven 'session' IPA at 4.3%. We are loving the new direction of the recipe but still weren't content. So in came the 4.1% Quelle!?! Let's take the theory of a whacking low ABV pale and twist it into another ball park, so adding the French Saison yeast. Now we had the back bone of the Pale but fermented out super low so it's as dry as a bone, pale as pale can be and honking with a nose of pokey US dry hops and the under belly of the French Saison aromatics. BOOM!
The label was drawn and designed by Philippe Fenner who has been one of our work colleagues at Beavertown since March 2013. The label is inspired by the Flemish farmers and their wares, the original brewer's and drinkers of the Saison.
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