Fat, goose

Fun Facts

  1. Belgians originally brewed saisons for farmers and day laborers. Wolcott said it was “considered a nutritional and healthy beverage, and above all, it was sanitary.” Sofie is Goose Island’s Belgian style saison, aged in oak neutral wine barrels.
  2. Phan said that Vietnamese people tend to drink their beer at room temperature because the country doesn’t have enough refrigeration.
  3. Wolcott: “Tasting things that taste terrible together reinforces what does taste well together.”
  4. Phan: “Sometimes I look at beverage as a way to reset my palate.”
  5. In Belgian, they have hops stacked like bales of hay. They use hops more for bittering agents than for aromas.
  6. Wolcott: “Hops and capsaicin have molecules that stick to each other and go bam!…If you’re looking for a thrill ride…” However, “Sugar has a beautiful ability of taming heat.”

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