Almanac Fairmont Hotel Honey Saison

Almanac Beer Company
Brewed at Hermitage Brewing Company
San Francisco, California USA
7% · Saison · 4 Ratings · Special Release ·
We’re proud to partner with the Fairmont Hotel of San Francisco to create an exclusive offering available only onsite at the historic Fairmont of San Francisco. This Belgian-inspired ale is designed to highlight the rooftop honey from the Fairmont, and pair with the seasonal food of their Laurel Court Restaurant. We start with a classic blend of two-row barley and wheat providing sweetness, body and light toast flavors. Then we balance the beer with classic noble hops for a balanced bitterness and spicy aroma. Finally the honey is added at the very end of the brewing process, infusing all of its delicate aromas and flavors into the beer. The beer is then fermented with our house Saison yeast strain, lending it an earthy flavor and dry finish.

Note: This is a different beer than Almanac’s regular Honey Saison, and only available at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

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