Sunday Sour Sessions: Jolly Pumpkin’s Baudelaire Saison

Written by Franz Hofer for A Tempest in a Tankard

New Belgium - La Folie (www-newbelgium-com)Brew it and they will drink.

Mixed-culture fermentation has a long history in North America stretching back to the days prior to Prohibition. Brewers with British roots arriving in the great port cities of the east fanned out across the continent, some of them continuing the tradition of tart, oak-aged stock ales. German immigrants also left their mark, not only in the form of Pabst, Coors, and Anheuser-Busch. In the late nineteenth century, Baltimore was a thriving center of Berliner Weisse production.

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