There will be a dry-hopped version of Brasserie Dupont’s excellent Saison Dupont once again in 2014. The beer first made it stateside this spring as the Cuvee 2013, and brewmaster Olivier Dedeycker has another batch in the works right now.
This from U.S. Importer Vanberg & DeWulf, today: “Every year Dupont’s Master Brewer, Olivier Dedeycker, makes a special dry-hopped version of the brewery’s world famous Saison Dupont. This lets him take advantage of different hop varieties each season. For 2014, he chose the famous English hop, CHALLENGER, renowned for its balance of bittering and aromatic qualities. Importantly, they were cultivated in Belgium by the farm that supplies Olivier’s Golding hops. Using only hop flowers (no pellets, please), he added them to the late boil and dry hopped in cold maturation. The result is ‘a super refreshing Saison with accentuated floral, spice and citrus hop notes. Cheers!’ It will be available stateside in 750 ml bottles and 20 liter slim line one way key kegs. It should be available here in April/May of 2014.”