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Mad About Saison

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This recipe was contributed by Mark Pasquinelli for the Jul/Aug 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine.

This recipe is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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Grisette de Saison

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This recipe is featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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Ordinary Grisette

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This recipe is featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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Adroit Theory Triptych Tart Rambutan Saison

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Adroit Theory of Purcellville, Va. brews this season with rambutan, a tropical fruit native to the Malay-Indonesian region that has a sweet, mildly acidic flavor very reminiscent of grapes. The brewery describes it as a little tart on the tongue, but the dry finish keeps it refreshing.

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Boulevard Brewing Co. Tank 7

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Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City, Mo. named Tank 7 after the fermentation tank where yeast brings this exemplary saison to life. Tank 7 is said to be one of the best American examples of this classic Belgian farmhouse style.

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Bale So Hard Dry-Hopped Saison

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David Hellen has been brewing beer at home for quite some time and was excited when he got to team up with Bell's Brewery (Mich.) to enter the 2016 GABF Pro-Am Competition after winning the brewery's annual homebrew contest.

There were 91 beers judged in the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Pro-Am Competition, each having humble beginnings in a kitchen, garage, or back patio. Each beer is an award winner before it even arrives to Denver, having already medaled at a Beer Judge Certification Program/AHA-sanctioned competition and been chosen by a professional brewer for the GABF competition.

Only three of the 91 are dubbed GABF medal winners, but the other 88 are excellent as well. We talked to a few of the non-medal winners about their experiences with the GABF Pro-Am competition and garnered a few recipes in the process. Here is one of them. Enjoy.

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Battre L’oie Saison (Extract)

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Battre L'oie Saison is one of three Big Brew 2017 official recipes. To view all official recipes, or to find a Big Brew event near you, visit the Big Brew for National Homebrew Day webpage. You can also view the all-grain version of this homebrew recipe.

The following is an excerpt from John Palmer's newly updated book How to Brew:

"The overall character of the beer is a dry, grainy malt character, firm bitterness and mineral structure, with lots of aromatics coming from the yeast. Saison is a good base for adding spices or fruit, but these are variations on the style; normally these flavors and aromas come from the saison yeast."

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Battre L’oie Saison (All-Grain)

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Battre L'oie Saison is one of three Big Brew 2017 official homebrew recipes. To view all official recipes, or to find a Big Brew event near you, visit the Big Brew for National Homebrew Day webpage. You can also view the extract version of this homebrew recipe.

The following is an excerpt from John Palmer's newly updated book How to Brew:

"The overall character of the beer is a dry, grainy malt character, firm bitterness and mineral structure, with lots of aromatics coming from the yeast. Saison is a good base for adding spices or fruit, but these are variations on the style; normally these flavors and aromas come from the saison yeast."

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Bill’s Farmhouse Ale

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Bill Schneller has been a homebrewer for 15 years and brews mostly Belgian style ales. He knows they are mysterious, and the recipes act more like guidelines for developing your own. In his article "Belgian Style Ales: Tricks of the Trade" found in January/February 2005 Zymurgy magazine, he gives a few tips and tricks to brew a quality Belgian farmhouse ale. But how did the farmhouse ale come to be?

The flatlands of Flanders were once the setting of many small, independent farms. Naturally, they brewed beer. Not just because it tasted great and was an important part of their culture, but because it was a necessary food product, providing crucial daily nutrition. The brewing season was short due to demands for harvesting crops, among other things, and so the cold winter months were spent brewing for the entire year. Since the brewing season was so short the ales needed to remain stable in flavor.

Farms developed two ways to create a brew to help keep it stable over the year - increase the hops or increase the alcohol content. The two methods resulted in distinct beer styles - one hoppy and refreshing, the other a full-bodied source of nutrition. These homemade ales were extremely varied in taste and quality because they were limited to the farms where they were brewed and consumed. Farmhouse ales are a true testament to homebrewing. Check out Bill's Farmhouse Ale below and see what you come up with!

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Springtime in Amarillo Saison

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A few Zymurgy issues ago, Drew Beechum dove into the "seasonality" of saisons in his article designating at least one recipe for every time of the year. It only made sense that our beloved farmhouse ale wasn't just a springtime beer, since its French-derived name actually means "season" in English.

This experimental beer was a nod to non-traditional recipes, satisfying both the yearning for a bright, citrus flavor while also creating a punch of bitterness for those hop cravings. This recipe was featured in the May/June 2008 issue of Zymurgy.

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