Today for Curious Tuesday, we bring you our American interpretation of the Saison style: Arcadiana. For this special beer, we utilized a lesser-used yeast strain from a small producer in Belgium that features a complex yet subtle yeast character with juicy fruit notes balanced by light phenolic spice. Its lemony and herbal aromatic hop character is attained through generous kettle and dry hopping with American Lemondrop and Crystal hops. These American hop additions make Arcadiana a highly refreshing drink for a hot summer day.
The name Arcadiana is a play on Arcadia, a mythological utopia and harmony with nature. It refers to untouched wilderness and natural splendor. When coming up with the name for the Saison, we wanted to instill an image of landscape and highlight the style’s reverence to farms and pastoralism. We hope while you're sipping this crisp saison that you can envision the harvest and cooler months to come.