Catawba debuts Peach of Mind Peach Grisette at AVL Beer Week 2018. Draft and cans, 5-state distro.
This refreshing session beer draws inspiration from the traditional working class ales of Southern Belgium during the late 19th century. Brewed with a generous portion of flaked wheat, the beer showcases the fruity esters of its farmhouse ale yeast strain, amplified by the addition of fresh South Carolina peaches during secondary fermentation.
As a beer style, the Grisette was relatively unknown until its revival by American craft breweries in recent years. Traditionally, Grisettes were favored by coal and stone miners of Wallonia, whereas the more ubiquitous Saisons were popularized by farm workers in Northern Belgium. The two beer styles are similar in character, with Grisettes typically being a bit lower in alcohol and lighter in body, without sacrificing flavor.
Peach of Mind reinterprets this classic style, while also faithfully honoring Belgian tradition of infusing beer with local flavor. The result is a thirst-quenching golden ale that captures the sweet, juicy essence of a peach in liquid form.
Brewed with flaked wheat, this harvest-time session beer showcases the fruity esters of its farmhouse ale yeast strain. A late addition of fresh Carolina peaches elevates this golden nectar to the sublime – and honors Belgian tradition of infusing beer with local flavor. The result is a homegrown Grisette that captures the sweet, juicy essence of a peach, so you can savor the taste of summer in the South.
Aromas of stone fruits and Belgian yeast esters. Effervescent and light in body, with a touch of malted wheat character. Subtle undertones of banana and clove. Complex flavor profile, yet excellent drinkability. Peach is prominent on the finish, while avoiding any cloying sweetness.
2-Row Pale, Flaked Wheat, Crystal, Munich
ABV : 4.5