Bomber Of The Month: December
Funkwerks - Saison d'Brett 750ml
By: Kevin .
Regular Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $7.99
Sale End: 12/31/2017
Beer Advocate: 84
Rate Beer: 3.87/5
Funkwerks first opened its doors in December of 2010 by owners Gordon Schuck and Brad Lincoln. Gordon’s brewing skills and recipe ingenuity landed him with a gold medal-winning Saison in 2007 at the National Homebrew Competition. Meanwhile, Brad’s passion for craft beer originated from his need for a good beer after a long day of crunching numbers as an accountant in Portland, Oregon. The dynamic duo first met during the winter of 2009 while attending the Siebel Institute of Technology. They were both studying Brewing Science. With Brad’s numbers-know-how and Gordon’s super-star palate, their Saison-focused brewery, Funkwerks, was born.
On to the Tasting Notes:Saisons originated as Belgian farmhouse ales brewed for farm workers during summer months. Known for having a dry profile and complex fruity aromas, the Saisons of today are brewed year-round and generally have a higher alcohol percentage than their historic counterparts. Saison d'Brett is a batch of their Flagship Saison aged in their 800 gallon foudre. The oak from the foudre complements the fruit and spice flavors from the saison yeast as well as the funkiness contributed by the addition of brettanomyces yeast. Notes of passion fruit, tangerine, subtle spice, and just a hint of oak balance this amazingly drinkable old world/new world beer.
Food Pairing:Saisons love to be paired with food. Their spicy character from the yeast as well as the fruitiness from the Brett blend so incredibly well with dinner. So cook up a batch of your favorite dinner treat and pair this gem of a beer with it. Enjoy.