STOCKTON, Calif. – High Water Brewing is pleased to announce the release of our Petit Saison Fall Ale, the first in a series of barrel aged Petit Saisons. Each Saison will focus on flavors reflective of the season the beer was produced in. The beers are aged in used wine barrels and finished with a light dry hopping. Each release will be fermented with different strains of yeast as well as varying malts from our great friends at Mecca Grade Estate Malts in Madras, Oregon. As an added twist, small amounts of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus were added during the barrel aging to produce complex layers of flavor and aroma and a dry finish.
Petit Saison Fall Ale pours a light golden color and has fruity citrus notes which are complemented by the Spalter Select hop used in the dry hopping. The white wine barrels lend soft notes of oak and vanilla and grape must to the finish. Fresh blueberries, from Lodi California, were added to a few of the barrels, to provide a subtle nuance to the beer. “These are the style of beers that I really love to drink and enjoy year round, they are extremely food friendly and just make me smile” said Brewmaster Steve Altimari.
The Barrel Aged Petit Saison series will be released in 500ml bottles as well as 5 gallon kegs.
- Name: High Water Brewing Barrel Aged Petit Saison Fall Ale
- Stats: 4.5% ABV, 8 IBUs
- Availability: 500ml bottles and 5 gallon kegs starting in October 2017 for Fall Ale, December 2017 for Winter Ale, all four seasonal will be released in 2018.
- Featured Hops: Styrian Goldings and Lemondrop
- Appearance: Light golden with slight haze.
- Aroma: Bright, refreshing hints of lemon and citrus
- Taste: Crisp and bright fruit and citrus flavors up front with a dry and refreshing finish.
- Food Pairing: Earthy and savory dishes will pair well, funky cheese or even a spicy dish will be heightened by the slightly acidic finish of the beer.
About High Water Brewing
Leveraging a successful 15 year brewing career, Brewmaster Steve Altimari embarked on the formation of High Water Brewing, with final licensing and production in March 2011. “High Water” being a playful interpretation of Altimari from Italian, “Alta” meaning High and “Mare” meaning Sea or Water.
Inspired by the most respected and creative brewing practices and styles around the world, Steve’s love of beer and unbridled passion for all things flavorful have led to a line of products that represent the very best of the best. Assisted by his wife Barri, with her culinary background and prowess in flavorology, they create a product portfolio that has a little something for everyone. From the classic styles, to the esoteric. “Unique Flavors for the Curious Palate”.
Leading the Sales and Distribution Team is Mike Peasley, another seasoned veteran of the brewing world with a deep background in both brewing and sales. High Water Beers are now distributed throughout California, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington State, Colorado, Arizona, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, and Alaska. High Water can also be found in Japan, Taipei, Brazil, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, Rome, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Belgium, Latvia, Poland and many other new locations around the world.
For more information on High Water Brewing, please visit highwaterbrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Tumbler and Twitter.