Eyes Of Emerald Bottle

Eyes Of Emerald

Elderflower Honey Saison

Bearing the name of RoadkillSoda's most wicked of songs, "Eyes Of Emerald" was brewed with organic acacia honey and copiously spiced with hand picked elderflowers from the Bavarian Alps. Draped in such an intense bouquet, this light bodied beer is a burst of flowers in smell as well as taste.

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  • Last brewedJuly 11th, 2020
  • Alcohol7.5%
  • MaltsPilsner, Vienna, Munich
  • HopsSaaz
  • YeastMangrove Jack's M29 French Saison Ale
  • ExtrasHoney, Elderflower

Year after year, the early summer air gets saturated with intense fragrances of blossoming elderflowers, and each year it reminds of a homemade fizzy drink from back in my childhood. The perfect refreshment for a hot summer day! Ever since I started brewing, with each blossoming of the elderflower I've wanted to brew a beer that resembles that drink, and almost always that season passed me by without anything being brewed. That was about to change when finally I began researching what kind of beer style would complement these intense elderflower aromas. Needless to say that the saison was an easy winner. Having researched potential recipes with people from my inner beer circle, I ended up crafting a recipe that would use abundant amounts of elderflower—hand picked from one of my hikes in the Bavarian Alps—as well as organic acacia honey from Romania for a bit of extra flavour. The end result was a light bodied, intensely aromatic beer with a dry finish just like you'd expect from a decent saison.

Initial pencil drawingInked with markersDigitally colored

The Artwork

Ever since I was a child I've always been fascinated by mushrooms, by their many varieties and most of all by their otherworldly shapes. While listening to Paul Stamets in a few long-format interviews, this fascination has only increased, especially when hearing about the benefits that mushrooms can bring to major environmental issues such as the threatened bee population. Pair that with a long term affinity for forest wildlife and ecosystems in general, and you've got yourself something worth illustrating.

Habicht in Stubai • 3,277m
Tyrolean Alps, Austria

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