February is Belgian yeast month in the Brewtal!
We come with very typical styles of this country, which current breweries have modernized and even experimented with other non-traditional styles.
La Saison is a rustic, top-fermented beer style originating from the Wallonia region of Belgium. They were produced during the winter and kept until summer to give farm workers a drink at harvest time.
MISTERY BREWING (Galicia, Spain)
A new brewery project located in Galicia, which places special emphasis on showing the beauty of the most fundamental aspect of any beer: fermentation. His recipes are accessible, easy to drink and at the same time interesting for the most expert drinkers. Inspired by the Belgian rural tradition and with more contemporary American influences, their first bet is an exploration of "farmhouse" styles, in which "saison" yeast is the protagonist.
Beer: Fool's Gold
A tribute to this classic style, with no fruits, spices or foreign ingredients, just pure yeast magic! They used a mixture of two Belgian yeast strains to ferment this beer. With this alcohol level, the fruity aromas of yeasts such as apricot, lemon peel and ripe apple are intensified, in addition, the rustic and spicy nuances add layers of complexity.
Alcohol: 8.0%. Bitterness: 25 IBU
Beer: Crop Circle
Style: Farmhouse IPA
A familiar beer for those used to drinking IPAs but at the same time surprising and unique. As it is re-fermented in the bottle, the aromas of the hops will soften while the nuances of the yeast will gain complexity and presence over time. A combination of Citrus and resinous Centennial and Mandarina Bavaria hops, with fruity and spicy nuances.
Alcohol: 5.4%. Bitterness: 30 IBU
BRASSERIE DE LA SENNE (Brussels, Belgium)
Photo: Italo Morales