Good Farmhouse Ale
In the days of old, a farmstead not only had fields and livestock, they had their own small brewery as well - hence the general term "Farmhouse Ale". “Saison” is the French word for season, because these ales were traditionally brewed in the autumn or winter for consumption during the late summer harvest for farm workers who were entitled to up to five liters throughout the workday during harvest season. Today they are brewed year round. As the saison style originated before the advent of refrigeration, Belgian brewers had to brew in autumn or winter to prevent the ale from spoiling during the storage period. After brewing, the ale was stored until the late summer harvest. Although now most commercial examples range from 5 to 8% abv, originally saisons were meant to be refreshing and thus had alcohol levels less than 3%. Because of the lack of potable water, saisons would give the farm hands the hydration they needed without the threat of illness.
This is a very complex style; with a very fruity aroma and flavor - mostly from the use of a unique Belgian Ale Yeast used to ferment this tasty beer. Look for earthy yeast tones and mild tartness and lots of spice. McCoy's Farmhouse Ale tends to be semi-dry with lots of Fruity and flavor and aroma. It is unfiltered and characteristically cloudy.
Our Good Farmhouse is named for the farmer, Gib Good, who generously picks up our spent grains every week; rain, snow or shine…
Pale 2-row Malt and White wheat.
Hops are Styrian Goldings and East Kent Goldings.
Fermented with Belgian Ale Yeast. A wonderful, complex, and refreshing Ale.