Sierra Nevada Ale, Saison
A collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing co. and the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, Ovila Abbey Saison brings the centuries-old monastery brewing tradition to America. Ovila Abbey Saison is complex and contemplative - but also refreshingly dry and drinkable. With earthy and spicy aromas, this rustic Saison has notes of green grass and a faint citrus tang. The body is light and layered with fruit and spice accents and a dry, peppery finish. A portion of proceeds from this ale goes toward the restoration of the historic Santa Maria de Ovila chapter house on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. This medieval building stood for nearly eight centuries in Spain. William Randolph Hearst purchased the monastery in 1931 and planned to use the stones for a castle even grander than his famous San Simeon. Although Hearst's plans crumbled, these historic stones will rise again in a California Cistercian abbey. In collaboration with The Abbey of New Clairvaux. Alc. 7.0% by vol. Brewed and bottled by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico, CA.