Understory Ales is a humble brewing project centered around the saison.
Brewed using traditional techniques such as decoction mashing and open primary fermentation, thoughtful interpretations of this farmhouse style are conditioned 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 malty 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 light.
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.