Friends With Benefits
Sour FRUIT ALE
COLLABORATION WITH Playground Brewery
TIME IN OAK: 9 Months
HOPS: Celia, Hallertauer, & Strisselspalt
GRAINS: Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt, Munich 10, & Crystal 30
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Bokbunja (Korean Black Raspberries ), Blackberries, & Raspberries
LAST RELEASE: September 2018
Friends With Benefits is a sour fruit saison that we brewed in collaboration with our friends at Playground Brewery, located in South Korea. It truly pays off to have friends with benefits!
This saison was fruited to death with Korean black raspberries (Bokbunja), blackberries, and raspberries. The light saison base allows for the berries to shine or maybe it’s the 31 pounds of fruit per barrel of beer! Friends With Benefits pours a brilliant purple hue and is bursting with notes of fresh raspberries and blackberries, mild Jolly funk, and moderate acidity.
Collaborating with Playground Brewery has been a rich and rewarding experience for so many members of our team, it’s hard to know where to start.
We helped them source, install, and commission their brewery, giving some of us the chance to see another part of the world and get immersed in a new culture in the process.
Their Head Brewer Richard has spent time here with us training, and giving us insights into South Korean culture and life. We learned while he learned. The best kind of exchange.
Our chef visited them, and came back inspired to create whole new menus for us. Come visit us in Dexter (once we open our restaurant here) for a taste!
Saison with black raspberries, blackberries, and raspberries added!
Cheers & Mahalo plenty!
Ron Jeffries, Founder and Chief Squeegee Operator