Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania) announced this week that they are set to launch their newest specialty offering, Selene Saison.
As the sister beer to Helios Belgian Farmhouse Ale from Victory Brewing, Selene Saison has arrived to explore the darker side of the Saison style. This Dark Saison leads with notes of “chocolate and clove funk, while rye blends with herbal and spicy whole flower East Kent Goldings hops to produce a smooth finish.” In order to add even more dynamic depth to the brew, fermentation is achieved with Blaugies and two strains of the wild Brettanomyces yeast. All of this comes together to create a wonderfully “complex and captivating celestial ale.”
“When we were dreaming up Selene Saison we had a great canvas in Helios Ale. Because Farmhouse-styles focus on individuality, we had a lot of creative license to make an enjoyable, yet completely unique, Saison. We wanted to showcase the dark side foil against the sunny side of Helios which resulted in a delicious, wild-fermented celebration of the season for all to enjoy,” says Bill Covaleski, Founder and Brewmaster of Victory Brewing Company.
Selene Saison is officially available now at craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout Victory’s 35 state distribution area. Look for this one on shelves in 750 ml bottles for the suggested retail price of $9 per bottle (price may vary upon location) and pouring on draft. Get your bottles while you can because Selene Saison will only be hanging around while supplies last. Prost!
Vital Information on Selene Saison from Victory Brewing Company
Availability – Limited/Specialty, available September 1st
Style – Dark Saison/Farmhouse-style Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Malts – Pilsner, Pale Chocolate, Rye & Chocolate
Hops – East Kent Goldings
Packaging – 750 ml bottles (suggested retail price of $9) and on draft
Fun Fact – Helios is named for the Greek God of the Sun. His sister is Selene, Goddess of the Moon.