The first day of Spring is March 20th this year. Anyone who has lived in these parts for any amount of time knows that we could be dining on a rooftop in shorts, or up to our elbows in snowdrifts on that date. Boom Island Brewing Company is releasing its new Farmhouse-style ale, Saison, to make either scenario a perfect reason to drink beer.
Boom Island’s Saison is a traditional Farmhouse style beer brewed with barley, oats and a touch of rye. Traditionally these beers were brewed by Belgian farmsteads to provide sustenance and quench the thirsts of farm laborers through the Spring and Summer months of work. More details:
Saison – 6% ABV
Appearance – Fluffy White head on top of a Deep Straw to Light Copper colored beer
Aroma – Delicate Orange or Citrus.
Flavor – Smooth mouth feel from the oats morphs into a collage of spice and light bitterness, which lingers into an assertively dry finish.
Schedule of events for Friday March 20:
4pm: Boom Room open/$3 Pours of Saison
5pm: Sandy’s Grill & Italian Ice Food Truck on Site
7pm: Local rockers Loons in the Attic perform
Boom Island Brewing Company is located on 2014 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis MN 55411 in north Minneapolis. Find the alley entrance to the taproom in the back of the building. Whether you’re dusting off your flip-flops on 3/20 or donning your snowmobile suit for the hundredth time, one thing remains constant: Any time you drink a Farmhouse-style ale on the first day of Spring it is a good day.