As a style, farmhouse ales go back the rural areas of Europe. The saison in particular finds its origins in the areas of Southern Belgium and Northern France. Traditionally, it was produced during the winter months to provide a refreshing and nourishing beverage to the farm hands in during the summer. This is how it got the name “saison”, the french word for season.
At Meuse Brewing we chose this style of beer as our first release for a number of reasons. This style lends itself nicely to a brewer’s creativity, as per farm its recipe would vary depending on the ingredients at hand or brewers preference. For us we are able to work together with a local farmer to produce a uniquely local base for this beer. Blending this with some European hops and our own house yeast, we’ve created something uniquely us.
Truly a beer for any occasion!