Independence Brewing Co. Releases Saison to Pair with Tacos

AUSTIN, Texas – Independence Brewing Co., one of Texas’ original craft breweries, today celebrates its release of Revolución Saison Ale, a limited release ale created specifically to pair with one of the Lone Star State’s favorite foods – tacos.

Revolución Saison Ale is the result of the Austin-based brewery’s partnership with the authors of “The Tacos of Texas,” a book that examines the history and recipes behind the state’s diverse styles of tacos, and their shared vision of brewing the perfect “taco beer.”

“We wanted a beer that is just as complex as a taco and one that would complement the citrus flavors found in carnitas, fajitas marinade or pineapples in tacos al pastor,” said Mando Rayo, co-author of “The Tacos of Texas.”

Dry-hopped with Summit and Strisselspalt hops, Revolución’s crisp, citrusy taste is balanced by the mild esters produced during fermentation that accentuate the herbal flavors in tacos like cumin, coriander, and cilantro. Independence’s saison is brewed with pale malt to be light-bodied and refreshing.

“The idea behind brewing Revolución was to embrace the herbal notes found in a traditional saison while making the beer refreshing enough to drink on a hot summer day. Our saison had to be on the lighter side of the style and really crisp, something that would balance out the spicy elements of tacos,” said Amy Cartwright, co-founder of Independence Brewing Co.

Independence Brewing Co. first previewed Revolución at a launch party in its Austin taproom. During the event, City Councilmember Delia Garza officially declared July 1, 2017 as “Taco Revolución Day” in Austin, Texas.

Revolución Saison Ale (ABV: 5.6 percent) is available now on draft and in six-pack cans throughout Texas.

About Independence Brewing Co.

Founded in 2004, Independence Brewing Co. is one of Texas’ original craft breweries. Based in Austin and brewed for independent thinkers and drinkers, Independence Brewing Co.’s year-round offerings include: Austin Amber, Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout, Liberty Lunch IPA, Redbud Berliner Weisse, Stash IPA and Power & Light Pale Ale – 2016 World Beer Cup Gold Medal winner. Over 21 and want more info? Visit #DrinkForYourself

About The Tacos of Texas

Rooted in tradición mexicana and infused with Texas food culture, tacos are some of Texans’ all-time favorite foods. In The Tacos of Texas, the taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece take us on a muy sabroso taco tour around the state as they discover the traditions, recipes, stories, and personalities behind puffy tacos in San Antonio, trompo tacos in Dallas, breakfast tacos in Austin, carnitas tacos in El Paso, fish tacos in Corpus Christi, barbacoa in the Rio Grande Valley, y más. The Tacos of Texas is the indispensable guidebook, cookbook, and testimonio. (University of Texas Press 2016)

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