Crooked Run Summer Night Raspberry Saison
The Brewery: Crooked Run Brewing, a tiny brewery with a 31.5 gallon system out of Leesburg, Virginia
The Beer: Summer Night raspberry saison
Tasting Notes: You'll be forgiven for not recognizing the essence of saison in this brew. What you will find is a hint of berry and a ton of roast-y chocolate flavor in a surprisingly drinkable package. Brewer Leland Rogan pulled off this balance with some light hopping, dehusked malt, and low-temperature fermentation. While you might be hard-pressed to find it anywhere outside of northern Virginia, if you see it, give it a try.