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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Yards Brewing Company, Saison
farmhouse inspired beer with an interesting history behind it results
in Yard’s Saison summer beer. A culmination of fruits and spices
combined with an harmonious balance of hops and malts results in a
crisp, refreshing ale ready to enjoy on a sunny day fishing,
barbequing, or relaxing poolside.
are tied to a French-speaking section of Belgium where farm workers
would brew their recipe in Autumn or winter (the cooler months) to be
ready for consumption out in the fields during the summer. The
saison beer was used as hydration for the farm hands ("les
as there was often a lack of potable water in the fields. It served
its purpose and as a result forged a new style of beer often referred
to as the farmhouse ale.
belongs to no specific category other than being a Belgian style ale
as there are no defining characteristics that pigeonhole it into one
genre’. The saison was a dying breed but has most recently made a
strong comeback in the craft beer community. Thanks to Yard’s
brewing company out of Philadelphia, they have resurrected a
delicious ale that was close to the brink of extinction.
gave this beer a generously high rating, but overall, a great session
beer and certainly a pleasant change-up just in time for summer!
Yard’s Saison has a citrusy carbonated bite on the front end
leading to a crisp, refreshing, mildly-hopped finish. Yard’s
Saison appeals to a vast audience, from your IPA lovers on down to
your Belgian-style ale enthusiasts, and has much to offer in the ways
of diversity regarding the elements used to create this seasonal. An
easy drinking, light-bodied, golden pale ale lends itself to a vast
array of audiences that can enjoy and appreciate this farmhouse
seasonal beer. Cheers!
April - July PAIRINGS
Break out the grill because Saison is the perfect compliment to
anything you throw on the fire. We like pairing it with various types
of sausages, a pot of mussels or Southeastern Asian cuisine.