Vers l'Ouest, or “Westward,” is the very first beer fermented in our newest tank, an open fermenter formerly used to produce lagers at North Fork Brewery in Deming. Vers l'Ouest is a very dry, crisp and refreshing saison-style beer with light spice, stone fruit and very mild barnyard funk flavors and aromas. Fermented with a mixed culture of Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces yeasts, and then bottle conditioned for 5 months. Brewed with estate-grown Cascade hops; Citra and Crystal hops; Canadian oats; and Skagit Valley barley and wheat malts.
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super saison 10.0% abv
bottle conditioned 500ml & draft
This earthy, blonde colored ale utilizes our estate grown potatoes to lighten the body and boost the gravity, much the same as a many Belgian-style beers use sugar for the same purpose. The potatoes don’t lend much, if anything, to the flavor, but they do lend a dry finish and light body to make this deceptively strong beer drink more like a session ale.