The Stranger and the Crane
A crane delivered the recipe. A saison with dark malt and cranberries. We brewed it, compelled by the bird’s watchful eye. It had depth, remarkable: subtly fruit-forward Belgian esters and a hint of tartness, floating on a bed of roasty malt. The bird departed before the stranger appeared. Tasted it. Left. That stranger is long gone, but the beer remains.
And if you’re wondering about the name, we understand. Saisons were originated in Wallonia, a region that translates to mean “stranger.” Cranberries are actually named after the bird that enjoys them: the crane. Put those two together and you get this tart, roasty beer.
Grain: Local Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Rye, Special Blend, Midnight Wheat, Roasted Barley, Black Malt
Hops: Nugget, Czech Saaz
Package Size: 16 oz. Cans, Draft