Collection: Farmhouse Ales

Made by farmer/ brewers in the French speaking province of Hainaut in Wallonia, for their seasonal workers, these beers have random ingredients, the whim of the farmer or what was a plenty at harvest time. Pale blond to dark ales, they are typified by their spicy yeast character, which is said to be a strain of red wine yeast, easily available, just over the border from France. Grisette’s were thirst quenchers for miners.