SaazSquash Sighting in Park Slope


There was an alleged sighting of Barrier Brewing Company SaazSquash, a new, ale-like cryptid purported to inhabit Park Slope and encompassing neighborhoods within Brooklyn, at Bar Great Harry on Saturday, 11/5.

Unfortunately, no photographic evidence of SaazSquash was obtained.


Or was it?




Official SaazSquash description:

SaazSquash – 7.7% abv.

The antithesis to the all too common pumpkin-pie-in-a-glass beers. SaazSquash is an autumnal spiced ale brewed with raw butternut squash, dried ginger, clover honey, and Sichuan peppercorns, and finished off with German Saaz hops.

The ginger provides a strong spicy aroma and adds a pronounced bitter bite along with the peppery German hops that cuts through the richness of the squash and malts, while the peppercorns add a distinct earthiness and a faint cooling sensation to the tip of your tongue from special compounds contained within the kernels. The honey provides a subtle sweetness to the aroma but the sugars are almost entirely fermented out by our house yeast, leaving the beer with a high ABV but a dry, crisp finish. If sweet, pumpkin pie ales aren’t your cup of beer, then say hello to SaazSquash.

Pairs well with moose tongue, beaver tail, and brobdingnagian forest creatures.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.