January 2018



January’s here and the weather’s heating up, which means we’re craving that feeling of a nice crisp, cold beer. Nothing beats it. So we’re particularly excited to announce the release of our Saison, joining the tap list at our Bridge Road Brewpub.

They say the Saison is the beer for Champagne drinkers, and while we love booze in all its forms, we strive to open the world of beer to everyone. We’ve created this Saison in the traditional French farmhouse style to quench your summer thirst. This mildly bittered ale tastes like a hard days’ work outdoors. Smooth mouth-feel belies a rough attitude with clove spice and an ultra dry finish. Pure refreshment on a Burnley summers day.

So what makes a Saison a Saison? Back in the days, French and Belgian farmworkers would brew their own beers in their Farmhouses. They wanted a super sessionable, super refreshing, and super dry beer that was low enough in alcohol so they could have a few over lunch and get back to work (don’t we all?!). These early Saisons were more or less naturally fermented, and due to the varying conditions in all the different farmhouses, the resulting beers were very unique. So while your Saison may have hints of clove spice, your mate’s down the road may exhibit a nice pepper spice. Most Saisons are usually cloudy and low in alcohol with a high attenuation and hints of spice. But if it’s tasty, that’s all that really matters. Cheers!

The Stats:

Malts: Pilsener, Light Wheat, Dark Wheat    Hops: East Kent Golding              Plato: 10oP                             Colour: 5 EBC                       Bitterness: 18 IBU                          ABV: 4.9%

Sincerely, Burnley