Saison

In my “learning to like Belgians” quest (beer, not the people), I decided to take a stab at a saison. Chimay and Trappist styles are certainly enjoyable, but I had yet to develop a great fondness for the overly estery quality of Belgian ale. High time to broaden the palette. A second motivation is to…

Pine Beer

Two things in my quest for antiquity: (1) I continue to have this yearning to brew beer without hops. Don’t get me wrong. IPA is my go-to beer of choice, but hops is, from my perspective, a fairly recent additive to beer — in the last mere 8 or 9 centuries. (2) I’m curious about…