The latest offering from Invercargill Brewery is a traditional Belgium farmhouse ale we’ve called Sa!son, that’s taken three years to get from concept to keg.
Orange zest gives a citrus tang to this effervescent style with hints of bubble gum and coconut, with a tart finish.
Saison is French for Season. Originally this style was made at the end of winter, heavily hopped to preserve it through the summer months so it could be doled out to farm workers at the autumn harvest.
The Invercargill Brewery interpretation has been laid up for three months to allow the flavours to mature and soften.
Get in quick for this one. An extremely limited edition 600 litre batch is available on tap at the brewery bottle-store and a select few bars and bottlestores.
The Beer Facts:
Hops: Rakau & Pacific Gem
Yeast: Belgium Saison Yeast
Malt: Gladfield Lage, Amber, Carawheat, Caramalt
Alcohol: 6% by volume
Brewer: Invercargill Brewery
Alcohol Content: 6%