Episode 492 – Saisons of SARA
We’ve been admirers of Sante Adairius Rustic Ales for a decade now, and Craig’s recent trip to California brings us back the gift of SARA saisons – and a wonderful conversation with owner and co-founder Adair Paterno. The four barrel-aged saisons on this show are about as good of a lineup of beer we’ll drink all year, so get ready for the lovefest on this episode. But the real highlight is Adair and Craig’s talk which covers the early days to their now three-location status; how the house yeast culture came to be and has had to be resurrected; why so many taproom regulars have ended up joining the staff; and the time when they almost created yeast monsters underground. Also, Craig accidentally finds himself in the middle of parkour practice, and Ryan opts for opulence with the ultimate episode-ending Saison Cuvée.
Adair Paterno Interview (00:09:10 – 00:50:38)
Eye of the Needle (Saison aged in Venus Spirits’ gin barrels w/ passionfruit, mango, and guava)
Intentional Invitation (Saison aged in Venus Spirits’ gin barrels w/ cara cara orange and grapefruit)
Proper Discourse (Saison aged in Frederiksdal Cherry Wine barrels)
Westly (Saison aged in barrels with apricots)