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Saison Guacamole

This was another of the giant collection of "California Saisons" that I made for my 2011 AHA talk and Club Night. Awesomely weird and inspired by the Avocado trees in my backyard. I know this sounds strange, but it really works!
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
Brew Date: 
Brew Type: 
Batch Size: 
11.0 gallons
Boil Time: 
90 minutes
Original Gravity: 
1.055 O.G.
Final Gravity: 
1.010 F.G.
6.1% ABV
27.0 IBUs
19.9 SRM

18.0 lb Cargill IdaPils™
3.0 lb Oat Malt
1.25 lb Pale Chocolate Malt
0.5 lb Carafa® TYPE II
2.0 lb Avocado Honey (Cold Packed Honey Pacifica) - added at knockout and whirlpooled for 10 minutes
1.0 lb Rye Flaked

Mashing Instructions: 

Mashed for 60 minutes at 150F


1. oz Magnum (12.9%) for 60 min
2.0 oz Hallertau Sapphir (Organic) (4.4%) for 10 min

Extra Ingredients: 

5.0 gallons of the batch got a tincture of: (approx 1.5 tsp of each)
Black Pepper
Crushed Chile Peppers
Lime Zest (2 limes)
Sun dried Tomatoes (not the oil packed variety!)

The tincture was vodka based (3/4 cup), spices soaked for 1 week and filtered twice through a coffee filter. The tincture was then added at kegging.


WLP568 - Saison Blend - pitched into the piece that became "Saison Guacamole"
WLP566 - Saison II - pitched into the piece known as "Alligator Pear Saison"


David Lester's picture

I have to try this beer/(Slash) quacamole dip. This would be a great food pairing with mexican food, LOL!

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