Posted December 13, 2019
‘Tis the season to celebrate traditional Belgian Holiday Ales. This well-loved style is as integral to the holidays as Santa Claus, menorahs and mistletoe. Bursting with aromas of Belgian yeast, citrus and dark malts, a true Belgian Holiday Ale makes the perfect companion to any Holiday celebration.
We here at Boulevard are no strangers to brewing a world-class saison but we also abide by the motto: “game respects game.” In that spirit we invited our friends from Blackberry Farm Brewery in Tennessee to come to town to collaborate on a unique saison that would make our Holiday Ale the most special part of your holiday season.
This Imperial Dark Saison is brewed with a wide variety of specialty grains that offer flavor elements of spice, chocolate and sweet bread. Orange peel offers both a bright citrus note and a nod to tradition, while our house Belgian yeast adds a phenolic cinnamon-and-pepper aroma.
Malt: Pale malt, Munich Malt, Carafa 1, raw wheat, malted wheat, flaked rye
Hop: Magnum, Strata, Galaxy
Yeast: house Belgian yeast
Adjuncts: Orange Peel, dark sugar, dark candi sugar
Aroma: dark chocolate, molasses, spice cake, plums
Taste: dark chocolate, figs, sticky toffee pudding, mandarin orange
Pairing Ideas: Brie baked in pastry, Beef Bourguignon, panettone, Buche de Noel
Brewhouse One Limited Release – Imperial Dark Saison – Belgian Style Holiday Ale will be released on Friday, December 20th at 10:00am in our Tours & Rec Center Gift Shop. 750ml bottles will be $18.99. Limit two bottles per transaction. Draft pours will also be available in our Beer Hall & Rec Deck, 8oz pours for $6.