A brief history of beer: Episode 3, Saison

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At some point during the 1700s, in the French-speaking part of Belgium, called Wallonia, a new kind of beer emerged. The word “Saison” means season in French, and as the name suggests, these beers were brewed to be consumed on a certain season of the year.

Saison beers (also known as “Farmhouse ales”) were firstly brewed by farmers in Wallonia during the Winter and more specifically around…