A plan for all saisons

image002Joe Stange hits the road to discover saisons, the rustic ales that once quenched the thirst of hard-working farm labourers 13

French wine tourism has its routes des vins, on which intrepid oenophiles cruise from vineyard to vineyard through the countryside. Why shouldn’t Belgium have its beer roads? For example: a tour along the country roads of Hainaut province, seeking those ales whose defining trait is their rusticity. Saisons inherit a long tradition of farmhouse brewing.

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