Get Real Belgian Festival NY
The Altman Building
135 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 741 – 3400
Barrier Brewing Company debuts Vermillion Saison Rouge, a “saison red,” at Get Real Belgian Festival NY on Friday, 7/8 and Saturday 7/9.
Official Vermillion Saison Rouge description: “5.7% A red saison. Dry and spicy with notes of caramel, burnt sugar and rye bread. A combination of English and American hops accentuate the beer’s spicy/herbal character and provide a distinct bitterness. Our farmhouse yeast imparts a funky, musky, hay-like aroma and leaves a dry, tart finish.”
Outside of Allagash Brewing Company and Brewery Ommegang, both Belgian-style American breweries, Barrier will pour the most Belgo-spired beers by a participating brewery residing within the United States.
Spelunker – Dark Saison: “6.5% abv, Deep mahogany color with flavors of raisins, licorice root, and burnt toast complimented by a strong yeast character that imparts an earthy, peppery, herbal character and a bone-dry finish.”
Mare Undarum – Belgian IPA: “5.9% abv, Golden straw color with a soft, crackery cereal grain quality. Hops provide a nice herbal/grassy flavor without masking the gentle phenols and light banana esters from the yeast. Finishes with a lingering bitterness that builds with each sip.”
Vermillion – Saison Rouge: “5.7% A red saison. Dry and spicy with notes of caramel, burnt sugar and rye bread. Hops accentuate the beer’s spicy/herbal character. Our farmhouse yeast provides a funky, musky, hay-like aroma and leaves a dry, tart finish.”
Cycle – Table Saison: “4.2% Spicy, grassy, herbal, and phenolic. Lots of yeast character and earthy European hop aromas. Rich malt complexity from a blend of barley, wheat and spelt malt. Dry but full-bodied. Very complex for such a low ABV.”
Belgian1 – Belgian Pale Ale: “7.5% Aroma is a combination of strong Belgian phenolics, sweet caramel malt, and fruity herbal hops. Alcohol is well hidden under flavors of biscuity malt, citrus rind, and spicy yeast. No banana or clove on this one. Finish is dry and hoppy with a touch of malt sweetness to balance.”
Dubbel Down – Belgian Dubbel: “7.4% Pours a dark amber with a tight, tan head. Aromas of dried stone fruit mixed with an almost smokey maltiness. Complex malt flavors of plums, raisins, dates, burnt sugar, mild smoke, bubble gum esters, spicy/musky yeast and raw grain. Flavors continue to open up as the beer warms. Finishes drier than most Dubbels.”