Drink like a Belgian farmer

Posted on March 26, 2015

Sofie by Goose Island Beer Co.

We don’t know a lot about the lifestyle of 19th century farmers in Belgium. We imagine it was difficult without electricity or tractors or refrigeration. They had to be rugged. They had to be resilient. Survival demands much less of us than it did them.

For all of their struggle, though, we know those Belgian agrarians had at least one great pleasure: beer. Saison rocks. It has big flavor but goes down light. It’s crisp, refreshing and just a tad citrusy. That makes it superb for warm-weather drinking, especially when you crave beer that tastes like beer, not water.

Goose Island Beer Co. offers a great saison: Sofie. It comes in a 765 mL bottles. And, if that reminds you of wine, here’s another similarity. Sofie pairs well with food. It particularly compliments fish, mussels, and oysters. Feeling adventurous? Try it with dessert.

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