Bauhaus Brew Blog


Jun 18, 2019 – 0 Comments

Good Day, Hauslers! We're busy sipping on our newest beer, a Blackberry-Lemon Petite Saison we're calling FRUIT PONCHO, so we're doing alright! This beer is a part of our Over The Charts series - flavor-forward, experimental brews that offer a departure from our core and seasonal offerings. Beer fans can expect periodic, limited releases of Over the Charts beers that channel Bauhaus’ love of creativity and clean, flavor-forward brews.

Back to Fruit Poncho. This session-strength (aka “petite”) saison features fruity notes of lemon, blackberry, and citrus rind as well as a little peppery spice and complementary hop flavors/aromas. We brewed this beer to offer a refreshing, low-ABV thirst quenching farmhouse-style brew during the warmest months of summer

German pilsner malt provides a lightly malty foundation while wheat and spelt malts contribute to an enhanced mouthfeel and slightly spicy character that plays well off of the yeast phenolics. We hop this beer with El Dorado, Saaz and Mandarina Bavaria, which impart fruity notes of mild tropical fruit and pleasant floral citrus. But most of the flavor of this beer is derived from French Saison yeast esters as well as aging the beer on blackberry puree and lemon juice concentrate. Finishing crisp and dry with lingering notes of fruity spice, this petite saison is a refreshing summer treat!

  • ABV: 4.5%
  • IBU: 26
  • Malts: Barke Pilsner, Vienna, Torrified Wheat, Spelt, Carapils
  • Hops:
    • Bittering: El Dorado
    • Flavor: Saaz
    • Aroma: Saaz, Mandarina Bavaria
    • Yeast: French Saison

Fruit Poncho will be available in 16 oz. tallboy 4-packs at select retailers and will be on draft at select bars and restaurants across the cities starting Monday, June 17th. Those who want to get a sneak peek can find it on draft at Bauhaus’ Northeast Minneapolis taproom starting now!