Artisan Brewing Cherry Tart, Festbiere & Weekend at Friars


Weekend at Friars, bends Artisan’s "We’ll never make a juicy, hazy beer" dogma. When presented with an Abbey-style yeast which mimics hazy hop qualities, yet eschews typical Belgian banana and bubblegum notes, they figured: "Why not?"

Using Sitiva, Amarillo and Zamba hops, the yeast strain amplifies the US trio while unveiling some curious rose-free, crushed potpourri notes from nose to finish. These join sweet lemon and mandarin, OJ, spiced peach tea and a general tropi-citrus undercurrent as juiciness flips to an increasingly arid length, one reflective of its Belgian beer heritage.


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