NEW YORK — Saison style brews originally were low-alcohol pale ales made seasonally in farmhouses in the French-speaking region of Belgium during harvest season. Modern versions, made in some parts of Europe and in the U.S., generally have an average range of 5-8% abv.
If you’re interested in trying this comparatively rare style, The Stag’s Head at 252 East 51st Street will be serving a sampling of saison-style beers, including Sierra Nevada’s Abbey of New Clairveaux collaboration, Ovila Saison, North Coast’s LeMerle, Ommegang Hennepin and Pretty Thing’s Jack D’Or, paired with summer snacks.
The event is set for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (July 20). Tastings are free. Regular-size pours of the beers will be available for $6-$7.
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