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20 BEERS BETTER THAN CORONA: 9. Hail Saison

If there’s one local craft brewery that’s making the most evil, blasphemous, unholy beers in town, it’s gotta be Blood Brothers. Whether it’s the deception of their White Lies sour, the darkness of their Black Hand stout, or their awesomely named light beer — Blood Light! — they’ve definitely made a deal with the devil or something. Hey, if that’s what it takes to get us out of this mess…

9. Hail Saison

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Now, this hazy beer is brewed with the most evil of melons — honeydew — which means it’s pretty much a black mass in a glass. Not as sour or bitter as many saisons, it goes down nice ‘n easy…

I had this beer on draught at this funky little Parkdale dive called Escape Goat — which probably won’t have reopened by the time you read this. 😦

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All hail saison… YES HAIL SAIIIIISON!

So, we’re hanging out at Escape Goat, this funky little dive in Parkdale, just east of Little Tibet. When I first saw this place, I thought it was a little Tibetan joint with a funny name, but it turns out there’s no momos here, bro! Instead, they’re pouring a whole buncha fresh ‘n funky local craft beers, like this Black Funeral in Flavourtown… Hail Saison by Blood Brothers!

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This hazy blonde saison is brewed with honeydew, which is probably the most evil of melons. Lotsa head on this one, too, although it’s not too strong at 5% and it’s got a nice, fruity aftertaste, too. Maybe not my go-to beer for a ritual sacrifice, but still pretty tasty…

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After that, we’re kicking things up a notch with False Awakening, a funky coffee IPA from Rorschach Brewing. This beer’s got a strong coffee kick, but still has the fruity bitterness of an IPA… What in the name of King Diamond is this???