Portland, OR – Burnside Brewing Co. introduces the first beer in the new Elemental Scale series of one-off limited release beers with Blueberry Mint Saison. Released in limited edition 22oz bottles and 1/6 barrel kegs in Oregon next week the first tapping of Blueberry Mint Saison will be at the Burnside Brewing Pub this Thursday May 7th, 2015.
The first of four new beers for the Elemental Scale series, Burnside’s Blueberry Mint Saison is a French style saison that has been kettle soured to yield an intensely aromatic beer that pays proud homage to it’s rustic roots. Inspired by a Kombucha drink with a similar profile, Burnside’s brewers set out to create a refreshing but complex beer with an interesting flavor profile. This ale is fermented at slightly higher temperature than normal with Blueberries and local Honey added at conditioning along with a cold side infusion of a “mint tea.” This gives the beer a slightly tart and fruity quality with a subtle hint of mint freshness.
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, and CaraPils. Hops: EKG’s. 6.9% Abv 21.55 IBU’s.
Blueberry Mint Saison, as all Burnside Ales, is unfiltered. This requires an increased commitment, but pays dividends in the depth, character and flavor profile of our brews.