Life on Juniper

Life on Juniper is a saison made with smoked barley and German dark wheat malts. Organic juniper berries and a secondary fermentation with brettanomyces contribute additional complexity and a dry finish.

Juniper Smoked Saison with brett
6.3 % •

History & Style:

Saisons originated in the Wallonia region of Belgium, where traditionally it was brewed to slake the thirst of farmhands during harvest time. The addition of fruit/spices and some Brett character are historically accurate to the saison style. The use of smoked malt creates a saison-rauchbier hybrid.

Tasting Notes:

Life On Juniper pours deep gold with a white foam. The aroma consists of herbal and piney notes with berry undertones. The flavour is peppery and lightly smoky. The finish is dry with a mild lingering warmth.

Food Pairings:

Lamb shoulder slow roasted with garlic, juniper & rosemary; roast ham with mustard glaze; cassoulet, Riopelle cheese and surface-ripened goat cheeses.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 6.3 %
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley and wheat malts, organic hops, organic juniper berries, brewer's yeast, brettanomyces.
  • MALTS: Pilsner, Dark Wheat, Vienna, Carafoam, Acidulated, Smoked Barley (all organic)
  • HOPS: Ontario Centennial, Ontario Cascade, Ontario Chinook (all organic)
  • YEAST: Belgian Saison II, Brettanomyces D
  • IBU’S: 30
  • OG: 13°P
  • FG: 1.2°P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 6-8°C
  • GLASSWARE: Brussels