A modern take on a Belgian classic
In spring 2011, Stone bought the farm, literally, taking over 19 acres of fertile Southern California soil where we now grow pristine fruits, vegetables, herbs and more for our Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurants. A taste of our homespun farm-to-tableism is provided in this farmhouse ale. Lemon zest, grains of paradise, lemon thyme and lavender harvested in Southern California fields, including our own at Stone Farms, provide citrus and floral character along with a subtle, tantalizing spice. Thanks to the infusion of fresh West Coast ingredients, this isn’t your everyday saison. It’s our saison—100% Stone.
Our take on this farmhouse-borne style includes ingredients from our very own patch of tillable soil, Stone Farms. We ventured out and harvested a crop load of fresh lemon thyme and lavender. We also sourced grains of paradise and zested a great many lemons, bringing in earthiness and even more bright, citric character. The result is a layered beer with a great number of taste sensations all taking place in the same glass. Big lemon, herb and flower-like flavors come on first, balanced by a subdued and refreshing black pepper quality in the finish.
Stone Saison comes in at a modest (for us) 6% alcohol-by-volume like our year-round session beer, Stone Go To IPA. Like that highly drinkable, immensely flavorful brew, Stone Saison is available exclusively in six-packs across the nation. Unlike its low-alcohol predecessor, it will only be available for a limited time. But look for it to make its return to store shelves each spring.