West Fork (Rainbow 2017) | Partizan Brewing
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Description: Rainbow Project 2017, orange. Collaboration with New Belgium. Saison with spruce tips and experimental hop 522. We have orange and green – This year is orange so we thought about the idea of the destruction of nature and the rebirth of it such as a phoenix or fire destruction leading to regrowth. The area where the spruce tips were sourced is called Pagosa Springs, Colorado. It’s in the San Juan Valley. Super gorgeous area. About four years ago, this area experienced terrible wild fires that were referred to as the West Fork Complex. About 109,000 acres burned. So this area is experiencing a ton of rebirth and growth after that fire. The new trees aren’t mature enough yet to produce the quality of tips we used , but there’s a rejuvenating story to be told there that all stems from fire.