Our Spring came early this year in the Northwest. Spring officially started back on March 20th, but I feel like it’s been here a lot longer. Along with Spring’s return has come a plethora of Spring Seasonal beers, including all those delicious Barlwywines recently enjoyed at Beveridge Place Pub and Brouwer’s Cafe for their annual Barleywine Bacchanal and Hard Liver Festival respectively.
Now, Pike Brewing Company is set to bring back their Spring Seasonal: Saison Houblon. This hoppy Saison is more like a Saison/IPA hybrid and the perfect Spring treat for anyone who enjoys both the Saison style as well as the big, bold aroma and flavor of floral, hop-forward beers.
Here is some more information about Saison Houblon from Pike Brewing Company:
Seattle, WA – March 30, 2015: Pike Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of its spring seasonal beer, Pike Saison Houblon. Refreshingly hop forward and floral, this farmhouse style ale is light and golden. It is brewed with a base of earthy, biscuit-like organic malt, seasoned with citrusy hops and finished with clove-like Belgian yeast.
Where does the name come from? Saison is French for ‘season’ and houblon is French for ‘hops’. Farmhouse ale was originally brewed by and for farmworkers in Northern France and in Wallonia, the French speaking region of Belgium. In Europe, these beers are low in hops. In keeping with Pike Brewing’s philosophy of emphasizing local terroir, ours is hop-forward and beautifully balanced, making it a Belgian style saison/IPA hybrid.
Pike Saison Houblon is available on draft and in 22 oz. dinner size bottles.
Pike Saison Houblon
ABV 6.20 %
About Pike Brewing Company: Pike Brewing Company is a family owned brewery located in the historic Pike Place Public Market neighborhood. It is owned by Charles and Rose Ann Finkel who were pioneers in marketing craft beer beginning in 1978 and founded the brewery in 1989. Pike Brewing handcrafts ales including the Pike Pale Ale, Pike IPA, Naughty Nellie, Space Needle IPA, Kilt Lifter, Monk’s Uncle, and XXXXX Stout along with seasonal offerings such as Harlot’s Harvest, Old Bawdy, Auld Acquaintance, Derby Lager, Saison Houblon, and Octopus Ink. The Pike Pub is known for local, sustainable and seasonal pub fare and for housing the world-famous Micro-Brewery Museum, illustrating 9,000 years of beer history.
Saison Houblon is available now both on tap at Pike Brewing Company and in 22oz bottles. Look for it also at your local bottle shop and supermarkets with a good craft beer selection.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.