Tree Hugger is golden in color
The Funkyland - Tree Hugger label
Scandinavian Pine Needles
Pellicle from the Brett Saison

Funkyland – Tree Hugger



  • 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



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.

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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