W&L No. 30: Iggy
a saison dry-hopped with Australian Enigma
An exercise in simplicity, this week’s Windward and Leeward keg is here to usher in the warmer days.
Although we don’t primarily focus on hop-forward beers, they are part and parcel to the brewing culture of the Pacific Northwest. Knowing that beers like Bobbi and Eugene are well-suited to sunny days, we decided to hone in on an enticing hop variety from down under: Enigma.
Enigma gives off a beautiful aromatic bouquet of ripe berries, and this lot from Crosby Hops seemed perfect for a hefty dry-hop additions to one of our brighter saison bases – tasting it now, we’re right chuffed with how Warren captures Enigma’s unique flavor profile.
Each note is a little taste of paradise: raspberry soft serve from the ice cream stand; a homemade jar of red currant jam; a bowl of fruity pebbles on a hot morning; a slice of papaya on the beach. A soft mouthfeel harmonizes with the distinctive dryness of our house yeast culture for this truly quaffable summer patio beer.
Now available on draft in our taproom!