Unibroue (Chambly, Québec) has officially announced that SAISON 13, the brewery’s second collaboration with the world-famous metal band Megadeth, is hitting shelves and taps in the U.S. now.
Inspired by Megadeth’s 2011 album TH1RT3EN and frontman Dave Mustaine’s “fascination with the number,” SAISON 13 is a Saison-style Ale that possesses “the perfect combination of malt, fruit and spices punctuated by an invigorating hop flavor, and it is brewed with thirteen carefully selected ingredients to offer a drinking experience as memorable as the song itself.” This combination of ingredients produces a “pale amber” SAISON 13 (6.1% ABV) featuring “strong, crisp and fresh hop aromas complemented by sweet hints of stone fruit including apricot and nectarine” alongside a flavor profile comprised of “similarly bright hop notes, which mingle with delicately sweet peach and spice, capped off with a clean hop break.”
“SAISON 13 contains a series of elements that have meaning to [Dave Mustaine] and to me. Over the years, all of our discussions were a major inspiration for me in the creation and sharing of this new brew; nothing was left to chance.”
– Jerry Vietz, Brewmaster at Unibroue
This month’s release of SAISON 13 “marks the second beer collaboration between Unibroue and Megadeth, following the widely acclaimed À TOUT LE MONDE ‘session’ Saison.”
SAISON 13 is hitting the U.S. now as a Year-Round offering. You can expect to find this new collaboration beer available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Unibroue’s distribution footprint in the U.S. Prost!
Vital Information for SAISON 13 from Unibroue and Megadeth
Release – Year-Round; launching September 2019
Style – Saison
ABV – 6.1%
IBUs – 19
Fun Fact – On this collaboration project: “Unibroue’s Brewmaster Jerry Vietz listened to Megadeth in high school, and as a budding guitarist, viewed the band’s frontman Dave Mustaine as a legend. Mustaine, an ardent Unibroue fan, couldn’t imagine a more natural partnership for the collaboration. Like À TOUT LE MONDE, SAISON 13 honors their mutual passions and celebrates the friendship they first formed in 2015.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “General Tso chicken, fried calamari, poached salmon, rack of lamb, homemade salsa, charcuterie, aged goat cheese or firm goat cheese”
Recommended Glassware – Tulip
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://unibrouefinder.com/