“This is really excellent. Lots of funk, great colour from the plums and the barrel, light herbal notes from the rice and shiso.”
Eastern Sounds was brewed in collaboration with Shaun Kalis and Devin Benware of Ruse Brewing. Together they formed a recipe for a light saison revolving around a Japanese theme, incorporating rice, plums, and fresh shiso leaf sourced from Side Yard Farm in Portland. The softly pink saison was aged extensively in fresh wine casks, evident in the profile as all the elements work in harmony. Eastern Sounds is well balanced, with only moderate acidity and wild yeast character, carried by an almost sake-like sparkling body, making a unique, satisfying brew.