Well recognized for notes of grapefruit and spice, the Cascade hop variety is a perfect compliment for the fruit esters of Belgian-Style Saisons. Cascade hops were released in the 1970s and developed through open pollination of a Fuggle hop seedling, and is now the most popular hop variety in craft brewing.
Floral notes complimented by citrus fruit and a hint of spice.
Pairs well with chasing waterfalls.
Style: Single Hopped Saison
Brewing single hopped Saisons gives us the opportunity to focus on the unique qualities of one hop and we are able to accentuate the best characteristics of that single ingredient. Galaxy hops are known for their tropical fruit flavors, so we added passion fruit juice, just for fun!
Notes of passion fruit with a slight spice.
Pairs well with alien abductions.
Style: Single Hopped Imperial Saison ale
The Amarillo hop variety was developed at Virgil Gamache Farms in Washington. Named Amarillo (yellow in Spanish), for their notably bright yellow hop cone. Amarillo hops are known for their bright citrus and floral notes. We added a touch of pineapple juice to accent the orange and grapefruit flavors imparted by the hop.
Notes of grapefruit citrus, pineapple and slight floral characteristics.
Pairs well with the Texas Two Step.
Style: Hibiscus Saison ale brewed with spices
Named after a species of Hibiscus, Roselle was originally inspired by Valentine’s Day when brewed once before in 2012. The addition of Hibiscus contributes a striking magenta color with a light pink hue in the head, and introduces a raspberry like flavor with slight floral and earthy notes.
Notes of lemon, berries and a hint of ginger.
Pairs well with making up for Valentines day… you know what you did.
Style: Hoppy Belgian Saison ale
Serenade was brewed with a base malt, named Serenade from Troubadour Maltings, a local malting company dedicated to locally sourced grains to produce unique malts. Serenade malts contribute subtle nutty characteristics. We chose an array of fruit forward hops to augment the fruit notes, including the Australian Summer hop, which contributes soft melon and apricot flavors.
Notes of citrus fruit, melon and a hint of apricot.
Pairs poorly with mariachi bands.
Name: 287 Southbound
Style: Lager Wit
This collaboration utilizes practices from both breweries with the use of two yeast strains. Funkwerks contributes big flavors of the Belgian yeast strain and spices, while Rahr & Sons imparts the knowledge of fermenting lagers and a long conditioning process. Notes of citrus and chamomile up front. The end showcases the start difference from Belgian beers, with a cleaner and crisper finish due to the lager yeast and long aging time.
Style: Belgian-Style Brett Saison
Paisley is the culmination of all our knowledge and experience with using Brettanomyces. Paisley is a unique type of Saison fermented with one Sacchromyces and two Brettanomyces yeast strains that showcase the tropical fruit esters produced by Brettanomyces. A cornucopia of distinctive hop varieties were added to compliment the Brett including El Dorado, New Zealand Rakau, Australian Galaxy, and Amarillo hops.
Notes of bright tropical fruits, mango and pineapple, with a touch of Brett funky goodness.
Pairs well with roller skating and Soooooooul Train.
Name: Brother Rueben
Style: Belgian Style Tripel
Rueben himself contacted us about brewing a Tripel, one of his favorite styles of beer, for Rueben’s Burger Bistro in Boulder, CO. We loved the idea and happily agreed. Never having brewed a tripel before, we were eager to tackle the assignment. The result is this bright, refreshing brew full of Belgian fruit esters and a dry finish.
Pineapple, bubblegum, citrus and a dry finish.
Brother Rueben’s will be exclusively available at Rueben’s Burger Bistro in Boulder, and the Funkwerks taproom.