Field Mouse’s Farewell
Fieldmouse’s Farewell is our late Spring/early Summer (come on Summer!) seasonal beer. A saison that is slightly sweeter, slightly more full-bodied and golden than Jack D’Or, and therefore might be slightly more approachable, depending on your taste for hops (fewer bittering hops in this beer). The hops are wonderful, old-world French hops from Alsace. We happened upon them, along with their representatives, at the Craft Brewers’ Conference and we were immediately smitten.
So, like a few of our other beers, this is a beer inspired by Europe, but brought into being in an American way. It is pretty much the best beer ever on a Spring evening when the sun tentatively brings you just a little warmth and a promise of adventures ahead.
2012: This year you may notice that Field Mouse has migrated slightly into a more amber beer, still retaining the defining qualities of the original but having even more flavour than in the past. Mostly this is due to using 4 times more rye than 2010 or 2011. This spicy character really brings up the complexity of grain character along with the other 3 cereal grains used: wheat oats and of course barley.