2 Ashland, Oregon brewers + 3 types of malt + 2 kinds of peppercorns + fresh orange peel + 1 craft beer celebration
= Stone Swing Saison, A Collaborative Summer Ale
Okay, maybe it’s not perfect math, but it’s tasty math. In celebration of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), May 12-18, our brewer teamed up with Brandon Overstreet of Swing Tree Brewing to create the Rogue Valley’s first collaboration beer, a Belgian style saison, or farmhouse ale. We tapped the pale yellow brew Tuesday night at Standing Stone during the ACBW mayoral proclamation. Swing Tree will start serving Stone Swing Saison tonight, May 15th, at their taphouse on Hersey Street.
About the beer
This pale saison has refreshing, bright citrus flavor and earthy notes. The mouthfeel is light and slightly dry, and spicy aroma comes from Szechuan and white peppercorns. 4.1% abv, 15 IBU
- Organic Pilsner
- Organic Cane Sugar
- Bittering: Organic Sterling
- Flavor/Aroma: Organic Hallertau, Organic Sterling
- Fresh Orange Peel, White Pepper, Schezuan Pepper
This beer’s smooth, dry finish and fruity character make it a great pairing with seasonal summer fare. The malt profile also makes it a good choice to pair with spicy foods if you’re looking to tame heat. For a classic pairing at home, try this saison with a fruit and cheese plate, and consider a soft-rind goat cheese. Here are our suggestions from the brewpub:
Beet & Chevre Salad
Spicy Red Thai Curry
House Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Fish & Chips
During American Craft Beer Week the craft beer community unites to share collective ideas, passions, talents and enthusiasm, and this beer reflects these ideals. We are thrilled to partner with Swing Tree Brewing to present this never-before-brewed summertime saison. Just as the beer was brewed among friends, we suggest you enjoy it among friends. And if beer math isn’t your thing, you’ll still appreciate the sum of it parts.