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“The Perfect Crime” Collaboration Beer Challenges Saison Definition 2

Just this week, collaboration beer gurus Stone, Stillwater, and Evil Twin unveiled its latest creation — a black smoked saison aptly named The Perfect Crime. Seeing as how the saison is one of my all-time favorite styles to both drink and to brew, I am particularly intrigued by this collaboration. Brian Strumke (Stillwater) Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø […]

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ODONATA Announces SAISON Release

If you are not a proper stalker (gasp! how dare you…), then you probably don’t know that the Saison is one of my top three ALL TIME favorite styles of beer. This is partly because I have a fetish with Belgian yeast and partly because I am obsessed with attenuation (Saison yeast, especially Dupont yeast, […]


Cooking With Beer: Belgian Beer Mussels 3

Mussels are hands down one of my favorite things to eat. Humans have used mussels as food for thousands of years. Mussels are particularly popular in Belgium, the Netherlands and France — where they are consumed with french fries (“mosselen met friet” or “moules frites”) or bread. Depending on the source, mussel season is either considered to […]

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Nøgne Ø Saison 2

The first time I had heard of Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø was when I learned of their collaboration with American craft brewers Stone and Jolly Pumpkin on a highly coveted “Special Holiday Ale.” Naturally, my curiosity was peaked. After all, Stone and Jolly Pumpkin are two of the most kick-ass [craft] brewers in the world […]


Avery Seasonals: KARMA 2

Avery Brewing Company (located in Boulder, CO) is one of my favorite American craft breweries … BY FAR! Avery’s Seasonal Maharajah IPA is one of my all time favorite IPA’s … a “staple” in The Beer Wench’s pantry! Avery also produces one the best barleywines that I have ever tasted - Hog Heaven. But that […]


Saison Season 3

“Saison” is the French word for season. It is also the name used for seasonally brewed Belgium farmhouse-stlye ales. The first saisons originated in in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium. Historically saisons did not share identifiable characteristics to pin them down as a style, but were rather a group of refreshing summer ales. Each […]