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Southern Tier Crème Brûlèe

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Southern Tier’s Crème Brûlèe Imperial Milk Stout has arrived! Here’s how they describe it on their Website:

We are not the harbingers of truth as some may suggest but it may indeed be argued that our brewing philosophy is tantamount to a dessert with a bellicose past. How, you may ask, would a brewery determine a likeness to hard-coated custard? Our response is simple; it’s all in the power of history, and of course, the extra finesse needed to top off a contentious treat with definition.

By comprehending the labyrinthine movement of time, one would not think it strange to trace the errant path of an ordinary object such as a cream dessert only to discover that it has been the cause of cultural disputes since the middle ages. The British founders of burnt cream and from Spain, crema catalana, both stand by their creative originality and we respect that, but it was the French Crème Brûlée, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew.

Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison

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Here’s what Sierra Nevada’s Ovila website has the say about this guy, the latest in collaboration with The Abbey of New Clarivaux in Vina, California:

For centuries, the monastic tradition has followed the Rule of St. Benedict – Ora et Labora (prayer and work.) This Saison farmhouse ale is in honor of the noble labor in which the monks engage. Hazy blonde in color, these rustic ales are designed to be complex and contemplative but also refreshing and drinkable after a day in the fields. With earthy and spicy faint citrus tang. The body is light and layered with fruit and spice accents and dry, peppery, and refreshing finish.