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Unchained 24: Spring Saison

A Traditional Belgian-Style Saison

When Brewer James Birnie landed his first Unchained assignment, he decided he’d take the opportunity to brew what he most enjoys drinking — a saison. Aiming to create a traditional, Belgian-style saison that highlights the flavors and aromas generated by yeast throughout fermentation, James paired yeast from a small Belgian farmhouse brewery with the Stutrud family farm’s heirloom barley variety, classic Czech hop Saaz and American hop Cascade. Crisp, highly carbonated and refreshing, the beer’s herbal, spicy and peppery flavors will help you usher in the spring season. Look for Unchained 24: Spring Saison in March 2017 in 6 packs of 12-ounce cans and on draught.

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Unchained 24: Spring Saison represents the transition from winter to spring. Let the beer's tart, refreshing profile draw you outside and help you usher in the new season!

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Beer Specs:

{Limited Release}

Seasonal

Original Gravity: 11ºP

Alcohol by Volume: 4.7%

Color, (deg. L.): Light Golden Straw (3L)

IBUs: 30

Malts Utilized: Moravian 37, Rye, White Wheat

Hops Utilized: Saaz, Cascade

Yeast: Belgian Saison

Established: March 2017

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Serving Tips:

Serve in a Lowen Tumbler at 45 degrees F. Pair with foods such as oysters, mussels, arugula, fried chicken, thai, grilled fish, pork, or lamb medallions, rosemary smashed potatoes, focaccia bread with olive oil and aged Gouda, grilled asparagus, or lemon crème brule.

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