Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California) has officially announced that Celeste Saison will arrive in June as the fifth release in its series of 2019 Small Batch Experiments.
Meticulously crafted ” using traditional Belgian methods, with a touch of celestial magic and perfected for the California sunshine”, Celeste is a Belgian-style Saison that “balances malty and tart notes with aromas of citrus, light clove, banana, and a hint of bubble gum.” Light in body with a “lively carbonation” and a “crisp, dry finish”, Celeste (5% ABV) is a “deeply refreshing” summertime brew that highlights bright notes of “lemon and white pepper.”
“We brewed Celeste as a Belgian style Saison in anticipation for Summer and all the good times that follow. After the primary fermentation, we let Celeste free rise (warm up) to 78F. This process allows more complex flavors to develop and mature. We used a great deal of patience to allow Celeste to rise up to her full potential. Our secret ingredient, time. Most Saisons will ferment 95% in the 1st week; however, the last 5% takes the watchful eye of a brewer anticipating the beer’s full potential. We’re super pleased with the results and can guarantee you, Celeste was worth the wait!”
– Tom Garcia, Iron Fist Brewmaster
Celeste began pouring on draft on May 31 and a limited-edition run of 500 12 oz. cans will follow shortly after that date. This Small Batch offering will be available exclusively in Iron Fist’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms. Outside of special events, Celeste is not expected to see distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for Celeste Saison from Iron Fist Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Small Batch Experiments Series; June 2019
Style – Saison
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 15
Fun Fact – On the history of the Saison style: “Recalling history, the Saison style of beer dates back to the 1700’s. As part of the Farmhouse Ale category, and because of their historically long shelf life, these beers were originally brewed in Winter so they were ready to quench the thirst of les saisonniers (seasonal laborers), who would be toiling under the hot sun come harvest time. Typically varying from region to region, the Saison is meant to truly embrace the local climate and native ingredients.”
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Available exclusively in Iron Fist’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms