Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Drake's Brewing Company Pink Boots Saison

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Drake's Brewing Company Pink Boots Saison.  On a recent trip to Drake’s Barrel House to pick up a mixed case I knew I had to try this offering.  My friend Jade from HopTech is a member of the Pink Boots Society and I was eager to not only support their cause (the proceeds are donated to the Pink Boots Society, a non-profit organization for women in the beer industry, to fund a beer education scholarship for an aspiring female brewer) , but try the beer they created.
Check out the back story here.
Here’s a video of the brew day by Gail Ann Williams from BeerByBart.com
From the Pink Boots Society website:”Mission: The Pink Boots Society was created to inspire, encourage and empower women to advance their careers in the Beer Industry through networking and education. Our goals include beer education outreach to women beer consumers through our Barley's Angels division. Our Barley's Angels program was designed to foster beer appreciation in women, teach women's role in beer history, encourage women to homebrew, and inspire the next generation of potential women beer professionals to pursue careers in the Beer Industry.”
Let’s get started!

Appearance: Poured a cloudy golden orange with a frothy white head and nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet caramel malt and spice (cloves) and fruit.
Taste: Sweet caramel and pale malts, spice, fruit and yeast with a mild hop bitterness.
Overall: Fantastic! Extremely drinkable and at 6% ABV.  Very well balanced and one of the best American saisons I’ve tasted. I would suggest they add this to their already incredible list of regular offerings!


Mark Harvey

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