Farmhouse ales are a wonderful umbrella of beers steeped rich in tradition and made by hard workers in the present day province of Hainaut, Belgium. Under this umbrella you will find the saison, biere de garde, as well as the lesser-known grisette. We drew inspiration from the Belgians for our latest limited release bottle, DaySpring, to create our interpretation of a grisette.
Keeping the farmhouse spirit alive we went to our friends at DaySpring Farms in Danielsville, GA. We sourced local wheat from their fields to showcase in this beer with a blend of traditional yeasts from Belgium. This is the first beer in our Locally Grown series. We hope to continue working with farmers in the local area surrounding our brewery to source ingredients that make our beers truly unique, showcasing our local landscape of flavor and agriculture.
So how does a grisette differ from a saison? Our interpretation was that saisons had a bit of lactic quality, where as the grisette is an earthy beer with some hop character. For us, DaySpring is all about showcasing the wheat and yeasts. With a blend of Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces the beer is extremely dry, has a bit of a blue cheese note on the nose, and a lovely body with a soft wheat character that finishes clean. This beer is 4.8% alcohol by volume and is a beautiful compliment to the dinner table. We hope you enjoy a beer we are truly proud of. From the farm to the brewery to you, enjoy DaySpring.