Grange is the French word for “barn,” which we think is an appropriate homage to the 100 year old structure wherein this beer is born and raised. Our love of malt flavor slowly crept into what was originally a light, saison recipe, and turned the end result into something completely different and unique. Toast and biscuit flavors lay the foundation for clean bitterness, and a spicy, peppery finish.
A beer for my beauty wife, who likes to keep light and refreshing saisons with mild spice and fruit character stocked in our fridge. Each batch of this seasonally influenced saison is different and features rotating ingredients grown here on our farm. Seasonal variants include: stinging nettles (spring), honeysuckle flowers (summer), apple juice (fall), and sage and rosemary (winter).
AWARDS: Washington Beer Awards, 2019 - Silver Medal - Herb & Spice Beer
Washington Beer Awards, 2018 - Gold Medal - Herb & Spice Beer
Seattle Magazine, July 2018, Finalist - Best Saison in Washington
Seattle Magazine, July 2017, Finalist - Best Saison in Washington
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oyster stout 5.0% abv
500ml bottle conditioned & draft
Our “black ale with bivalves” is a collaboration with Drayton Harbor Oyster Company, whose oyster beds lie just 2 miles directly west of the brewery. We use whole oysters — shell, meat and brine — in the kettle. The resulting beer features a subtle, underlying, caramel wave that carries a slight brininess all the way to the roasty shores of barley town. In the fall and winter, major low tides occur at night, leaving our local oyster farmers to brave the “Dark Harbor” to work the tide flats and harvest their bounty.