April 14/Escondido, Calif. -- Stone Brewing Co. has added Stone Saison, described as a farmhouse-style ale infused with lemon zest, grains of paradise and Stone Farms-grown lemon thyme and lavender. Stone Saison is available on draft and in 12oz six-packs at retailers, restaurants and bars in select markets nationwide.
Sourced from Stone’s very own 19-acre organic farm, the lemon thyme and lavender contribute earthy, citrusy aromas and flavors, while the lemon zest and grains of paradise add a slight tang along with vibrant grapefruit and white pepper notes. Each of the ingredients balance well with the subtle banana and clove qualities brought on by the Belgian yeast. The beer finishes with a mix of red apple and black pepper spice.
“When brainstorming recipe ideas for Stone Saison, we wanted to incorporate herbs from Stone Farms to add a touch of Southern California to the beer,” said Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “The combination of herbs used certainly gives the beer a unique twist while still highlighting the style’s traditional spice and herbal notes.”
The combination of herbs and grains of paradise make the perfect complement to savory or sweet food dishes,” explains Stone Craft beer ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak. “Its versatility makes Stone Saison the perfect beer for pairing with any meal, from a simple dessert to decadent dinner. We’re excited to see what dishes our fans will pair with this beer and encourage them to share their findings with us.”
Stone Saison will only be available during the spring and summer months.