Saison (Buckwheat)

Scratch Series




  • Scratch Series:
    • 322
  • Malt:
    • Deer Creek Buckwheat, Double Eagle Rustic Pale, Double Eagle Vienna
  • Hops:
    • Azacca, Hallertau Mittlefrüh, LemonDrop, Tradition
  • Yeast:
    • La Chouffe

Typically milled into flour, the starchy, protein-rich seed known as buckwheat technically isn’t a grain. However, that didn’t stop us from tinkering with this unusual ingredient for the first time with Scratch #322. This farmhouse-style ale features local PA buckwheat from our friends at Deer Creek and malted barley courtesy of Double Eagle. The buckwheat lends a delicate earthy, nutty flavor reminiscent of peanut shells. Dry-hopping with Azacca and LemonDrop introduces bright lemon and citrusy aromas, while Belgian LaChoufe yeast chimes in with a touch of clove spiciness.

We taste: lemon zest, dry roasted nuts, hint of clove