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Hop Culture | The 20 Best Beers to Drink in Spring 2021

Saison — Fair Isle is among the latest crop of breweries revitalizing the American farmhouse ale. The Seattle-based brewery aims to follow in the footsteps of the greats: Jester King, Hill Farmstead, Allagash. And they’re succeeding.

Fair Isle’s beer has such a specificity, a tone, a character. Likely it’s owed to the brewery’s use of unique and foraged ingredients. Alexandra features fireweed, a wildflower imparting herbal, green tea, and citrus notes. Those play beautifully with the yeast’s more earthy, bitter qualities.

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