Tree Hugger is golden in color
Scandinavian Pine Needles
Pellicle from the Brett Saison

Characteristics

  • Golden in Color, hazy when young
  • 7% Alcohol Volume
  • no bitterness
  • Fruity-tart Saison yeast, Brettanomyces, Pine Needles, hint of Juniper Berries
  • Serving: Very cold 3-5° C,  served in a snifter glass

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Story

In 2019 I created a French-Belgian farmhouse Saison (pronounced say san), fermented on Scandinavian Pine needles with a hint of Juniper Berries. The word Saison in French means ‘season’ as it is a traditional seasonal beer among the farmhouses. The yeast is very special for the Saison, coming originally from the Wallonia region of Belgium, the flavor is tart, tangy, peppery and has wild micro-flora to create a farmhouse funk. After the Saison yeast finishes we complete the fermentation with our unique house blend of five Brettanomyces strains + dregs of two Belgian favorites. Combine that with the Pine needles, hint of Juniper Berries and you have a unique-progressive beer. The color is golden, hazy when young. I thought to call it Tree Hugger, a play on words for tree hugging environmentalists. February 2019 we produced the first batch of this beer, in a 1200 liter fermentor. Each bottle is labeled with the batch # near the expiration date. Like most progressive beers, many people love it, some think it’s strange, and a few hate it.

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Finding it

To be released May 1st, 2019

Mostly sold in Systembolaget