Fair Isle Brewing of Seattle recently announced the release of a new beer. Waltrude is available at their taproom in Ballard and can also be ordered online. Here is the release announcement from the brewery.
Waltrude is a straw colored saison brewed with malted spelt grown in Eastern Washington and dry-hopped with Sterling hops from Crosby Farms in Oregon. Notes of lime zest and dandelion are followed by subtle acidity and a clean but vanishing finish.
Waltrude is the moment you step out of the tall evergreens and enter a meadow on a spring hike in the Pacific Northwest. Or for urban dwellers, entering your neighborhood nursery on that first warm weekend in Seattle.
Available today in our tasting room and online for pickup and shipping throughout Washington.
A nod to La Brasserie de Blaugies, Waltrude is the patron saint of Mons, Belgium. Every year, brewer and owner Pierre-Alex participates in thedescent of the shrine during the festival Doudou in Mons. In 2017 on our inaugural visit to Belgium, we met up with Pierre-Alex and his family at Blaugies after the festival Doudou, talked about saisons and finished the evening with a memorable meal cooked at their restaurant Le Fourquet.