With Daylight Saving Time here, and early flowers beginning to bloom, March has everyone looking for the first signs of spring. Look no further: Harumeku Saison is here.
Perhaps the most difficult to pronounce beer we have on tap, Harumeku is a Japanese term referencing the seasonal transition to spring. More than flipping a page on the calendar, “harumeku” (pronounced HAIRooMEEkoo) refers to all the subtle changes in nature that slowly and gradually add up to a brand new time of year. In our brewing process, we aimed to bring all those sensations into a glass, adding together a peppery farmhouse yeast with the bright lemongrass aroma of Japanese-developed Sorachi Ace hops.
Harumeku Saison also serves as the first offering in our new 750 Series of small batch brews bottled in a big way. Throughout the year, we’ll be bottling select beers in 750 mL size bombers for your enjoyment at home. These large formats are perfect for sharing at your next potluck or bottle swap.
At once spicy and smooth, Harumeku Saison is a beer for those who are ready to shake up their taste buds after the decadent, dark beers of winter. So if you’re looking to chase away the late winter doldrums, this tart, dry ale is the one for you. Friday, March 18 marks Harumeku’s taproom debut. Come try a pint and pick up a bottle (or two!) to toast the very first signs of spring.