The farming village of Blaugies, Belgium in the French-speaking Wallonia region of Southern Belgium is about one mile from the French border. Wallonia is famous for its farmhouse beers, known as Saison. The Carlier family has operated this small brewery since 1988, now in its second generation of operation. The family also runs an onsite restaurant on the brewery grounds, Le Fourquet.
Saison D’Epeautre is a 6.0% farmhouse beer brewed in traditional style, with spelt and barley malt in the mash. Spelt, an ancient variety of wheat, adds a rustic flavors. The Saison is dry and light in body, with a hint of wheaty tartness and a hardy texture that expresses the character of spelt, a primitive strain of wheat. Saison, French for season, usually pours pale with sparkling effervescence from high carbonation from bottle conditioning.