When I created my recipe, I focused on the more robust flavors that I appreciate in the style.
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It all started with one hop and some inspiration from one beer. As more hop varieties became available the style began to flourish. Now IPAs are recognized by their abundance of hop flavor and aroma but the beauty of the style is that there are many variations on the market, from balanced to completely hop-crazy.
In the summer I brew a lot of Belgian beers. One of my favorite Belgian styles to brew is the saison. It also happens to be one of our featured styles this month, which is BJCP Category 25: Strong Belgian Ale. I’m not so sure if the original brewers of the style would agree that it belongs in that category. The original beers were low in alcohol, brewed to satisfy thirst after a hard day’s work.