PW's Year of Beer: Southhampton Bierre de Mars

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at

Spring is the season for saisons, and few capture the season as well as Southhampton’s Bierre de Mars, an Earthy, herbal concoction that suggests beds of dried grass and fields of wildflowers. This French-style farmhouse ale boasts aromatics of spiced bread, wheat, and light touches of pear and peach. The grainy body is brisk and effervescent, and the finish has a faint hint of tartness that makes it utterly refreshing. In other words, it’s exactly what the term “farmhouse ale” suggests it would be. Robust enough for chilly May nights but crisp enough for the warmest of June days, you’ll want to gravitate towards beers like this as summer approaches. Try it at Time, Iron Abbey and McCrossen’s Tavern.

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