Astrid is a bright golden color with assertive aromas of spice, bread crust, apple, and fennel seed. Citrus, oak, and anise give way to warm vanilla notes followed by a slightly tart finish.
We brew this saison with Pilsner, raw wheat, and Biscuit malt, and ferment it in stainless steel for a year with a blend of traditional saison yeast and Brettanomyces. After fermentation is complete, we transfer the beer to Scandinavian Aquavit barrels, where it ages for an additional eight months. Skål!
First Released: March 12, 2016
Package: 375 ml, Draft
Grains: Pilsner, Raw Wheat, Biscuit Malt
Yeast: Saison Yeast and Brettanomyces
Spices/Other: Aged in Aquavit Barrels
Total Fermentation and Conditioning Time: Two years
Ideal Serving Temperature: 40-50°F
Ideal Within: One year