As part of its 16,000 sq.ft expansion in 2016, Bale Breaker Brewing installed a 5-barrel replica of its 30-barrel production brewhouse. The first beers created on this Pilot system were developed for the Belgian Fest in Seattle on January 28. Piste-Off Saison and Caleçon Saison will debut at that event, and then will be available Yakima at the Taproom on draught only.
Piste-Off Saison - 6.7% ABV | 37 IBU
After nearly four years of IPAs, this Yakima-based, hop farm brewery finally ventured into brewing a traditional farmhouse ale. But, as expected, Bale Breaker’s first foray into a Saison features heavy dry-hop additions of Citra & Loral. As it turns out, we weren’t “piste-off” about brewing this one.
Caleçon Saison - 7.5% ABV | 31 IBU
Thanks to their newly-installed 5-barrel pilot system, Bale Breaker brewed a second Saison for this year’s Belgianfest. Inspired by the cold winter days of the Pacific NW, Caleçon Saison is slightly darker in color but brightened with orange peel and spiced with coriander.
Posted January 25, 2017