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Now that Afterthought Brewing is officially open for business a big shout out and congrats is due to Thorpe429! First commercial event was a rousing success and I've got some some test batches to drink. Can't wait to dive into more of them!

Facebook page: Afterthought Brewing Co

Instagram: Afterthought Brewing Co


Test batch for Saison Amer: Galaxy. Blonde Saison hopped with Galaxy hops.


Perfect golden clear pour. Nose is candied lemon and tropical fruit. Absolutely insane taste. Bursting with notes of passion fruit and light lemongrass, subtle tartness. Mild funk with a drying finish. Light cracker malt backbone to give it some body. Mouthfeel is spot on. Super clean and crushable. Absolutely delicious.

Can't wait to get into my other bottles and the first commercial bottle release coming soon! Congrats again Mike!
 
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For those of you not following on Facebook, a small run of bottles should be released in the next 3-4 weeks. Beers will be:
  • Saison Avec: Passion Fruit -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in virgin oak with passion fruit.
  • Saison Meer: Gin Barrel -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in gin barrels.
  • Saison Avec: Gin Barrel & Yuzu -- Same as above but further aged with yuzu puree.
 
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For those of you not following on Facebook, a small run of bottles should be released in the next 3-4 weeks. Beers will be:
  • Saison Avec: Passion Fruit -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in virgin oak with passion fruit.
  • Saison Meer: Gin Barrel -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in gin barrels.
  • Saison Avec: Gin Barrel & Yuzu -- Same as above but further aged with yuzu puree.
Gin barrel saisons. My man.

Congrats. Those all sound amazing.
 
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For those of you not following on Facebook, a small run of bottles should be released in the next 3-4 weeks. Beers will be:
  • Saison Avec: Passion Fruit -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in virgin oak with passion fruit.
  • Saison Meer: Gin Barrel -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in gin barrels.
  • Saison Avec: Gin Barrel & Yuzu -- Same as above but further aged with yuzu puree.
Gin Barrel AND Yuzu. FML I need that.
 
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For those of you not following on Facebook, a small run of bottles should be released in the next 3-4 weeks. Beers will be:
  • Saison Avec: Passion Fruit -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in virgin oak with passion fruit.
  • Saison Meer: Gin Barrel -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in gin barrels.
  • Saison Avec: Gin Barrel & Yuzu -- Same as above but further aged with yuzu puree.
I need this inside of me
 
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I'll add that everything was tasty at the beer cellar event. House blend of microbes and a focus on saison.

Biere de Pieces #1 was legit. If I remember correctly it was a blend of saison meer, saison meer gin barrel, and the apricot saison.

Looking forward to the future of afterthought!
 
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I'll add that everything was tasty at the beer cellar event. House blend of microbes and a focus on saison.

Biere de Pieces #1 was legit. If I remember correctly it was a blend of saison meer, saison meer gin barrel, and the apricot saison.

Looking forward to the future of afterthought!
Thanks! That's correct on the blend. Biere de Pieces #1 will be made again and bottled. Probably late summer or early fall since I can't make the apricot portion again until I can get my hands on some fruit.
 
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Test batch of Saison Avec : Watermelon


Watermelon jolly rancher, light tartness. Underlying lemon grass and citrus. Juicy and slightly bitter.
Light and crisp mouthfeel, dry finish.

Perfect beer for 80+ degrees.
Repeat everything he said. The level of watermelon flavor while still retaining traditional Saison flavors is impressive. I haven't had this much watermelon in a beverage since we dropped jolly ranchers in Zima back in college.
 
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