A Note on This Beer
Today’s Farmhouse Saison from Fair Isle is probably your only chance to taste fireweed foraged right in Washington’s Cascade mountain range.
Blended with local Skagit Valley malts, Crosby Farms hops, and Fair Isle’s in-house yeasts, every sip of Alexandra is light, bright, and flush with notes of fresh-cut hay, sourdough, hints of citrus, and green tea from the fireweed.
What’s fireweed? It’s a resilient wildflower that’s often the first plant to grow where a forest fire has recently burned — hence its name. It has beautiful, purple-pink flowers and tastes like verdant, freshly brewed lemony-green citron tea!
Alexandra brims with wild complexity and fresh, sustainable ingredients. It would be a delicious, refreshing accompaniment to any savory holiday meal or some much needed after-work rejuvenation.
The Fair Isle folks have only been open a year — they’ve been open longer with social-distancing than without! But, it hasn’t stopped them from brewing up some of the best 100% Wild Ales out there. They even won Sip Magazine’s Top “Platinum” honor in the Saison/Farmhouse category in this year’s Best of the Northwest category!
You could say, by choosing to use a wildflower that rises out of the ashes, Fair Isle is making a much earned, poetic homage to their own resilient adaptability. By getting a bottle of this immensely drinkable Saison, you can celebrate Fair Isle, and all the craft breweries out there still going strong.
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