Understory Ales is a humble brewing project dedicated to the saison.
Brewed using traditional techniques such as decoction mashing and open primary fermentation, each thoughtful interpretation of this farmhouse style is conditioned fermented to dryness with a house culture, matured in oak, and bottle conditioned with brettanomyces.
The core lineup:
Saison Dorée – 5.2% ABV, 35 IBU
The flagship golden saison, hoppy and bright.
Saison Lune – 5.8% ABV, 26 IBU
The flagship amber saison, earthy and dry.
Aurea – 6.2% ABV, 22 IBU
A delicate and floral bière de miel.
Old Lanes – 4.5% ABV, 35 IBU
Informed by traditional saison, herbal and rustic.
Somme – 6% ABV
A bière de coupage: blend of hoppy young ale and aged, spontaneously fermented ale.
Natural Law – 6% ABV – Coming later
A blend of spontaneous ales from the previous three years.