Best Brewer's Challenge

Crooked Fence Brewing teams up with Boise International Market for ethnic beer

Staff Pick

The brewers at Crooked Fence Brewing took on an interesting challenge this spring, when they visited the Boise International Market with the goal of creating a beer based on the flavors of the ethnic market. They passed around bags of spices with names they couldn't pronounce, sticking their noses inside and trying to imagine a beer with such flavor. At last, they settled on a fruity herb called basobla from the East African nation of Eritrea. With it, they created the World Village Saison. It has a fruity flavor and aroma, which made for a delightful and light saison. It debuted at the World Village Festival in Capitol Park in late June and lasted only a couple of weeks on the shelves of select grocery stores around town.

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