craft saison ale

New Beer Blog Highland Brewing Saw-Whet Saison Ale

In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer from Highland Brewing on this blog.  We are going to sample Saw-Whet Saison Ale.  Highland Brewing was founded 1994.  It took them four years later in 1998 to start product in 12oz bottles.  It took this craft brewery to open their taproom in 2010.  Let us get into this saison.

It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a citrus to Belgian spice notes. The taste has a refreshing to citrus notes with a refreshing citrus aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (

This farmhouse ale shows off a complex malt bill and a unique, spicy yeast, with subtle citrus notes. Astutely hopped for balance and dimension, while finishing exceptionally dry. A perfect beer to transition from winter to spring.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @highlandbrews

Closing, I am always looking for new and different Farmhouse Ales.  All of my craft beer friends know that and they are always bring me some saison ales that I never had.  This is the story behind this brew.  It came from my friend that was down south and saw it.  I want to thank my friend Nick for this brew.  I like it. It is almost like Belgian white not a saison. All saisons are different and that is what makes these beers challenging and awesome for the beer drinker.  This is why I like this beer and I wished I could recommend it.  It has been discontinued by the brewery.  I highly recommend it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


Twitter:  @djweiser

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New Beer Blog New Belgium Saison Harvest Ale (2014)


In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into New Belgium Saison Harvest Ale.  This beer was their fall seasonal back in 2007.  Every season, New Belgium brings back seasonal back to life in their sampler pack.  The sampler pack comes with two bottles each of three of their selected everyday beers.   If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery.  Let us get into this Saison Ale.

It has a nice clear golden color with a nice white constant head.  There is some nice small constant bubbles in middle of the beer.  The aroma has a nice Belgian spicy notes.  The taste has a nice refreshing citrus notes with some spice kick.  The aftertaste has citrus finish.  It is extremely drinkable.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Brewed with a yeast harvested from Belgium, our SAISON has a just-picked freshness reminiscent of the farm-house ales produced each fall in Blegium.  Pale bronze in color, this delicately hopped ale has a bright, yeasty, artisanal quality worthy of toasting those long autumn sunsets.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @newbelgium

Ending, I really love this beer and I wish it was still in six packs form.  I love how this brewery change-up their seasonal every two to three years.  It could  be a good thing or a bad thing.  If there is a seasonal that you are not a fan of it, you will be looking forward to the new one to come out.  I love how they revisit some of their old seasonal in  their sampler pack.  This is a perfect and true to the classic saison style.  It is not overly hop but it is not under hop.  It is refreshing and keeps you coming back for more beer.  I recommend this beer and their fall sampler pack.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13