James Alexander and Ryan Miller took time away from their East Coast brewery jobs to hang in a remote cabin nestled in the Green Mountain National Forest. When they emerged Structures Brewing idea was a thing. They slowly made their way toward Bellingham through various brewery jobs across the country. Bellingham fit their easy-going lifestyle and need for community. In late 2015, Structures had structure and several beers on tap. Structures puts puncheons to good use too, including their barrel-aged saisons.
Welcome to Peaks and Pints’ Fancy Pants Sunday, a weekly column focusing on delicious, complex craft beers usually found in 750ml along the bottom row of our cooler, which Structures Lemon Isolation saison (6.2%) fits the bill.
Isolation is a blend of 30 percent aged wild stock and 70 percent fresh saison for a Pinot gris-like sweetness, subtle acidity, and stone fruit notes. But, when Structures adds lemon zest and juice to the saison, it brightens with all the lemon and becomes as refreshing as a radler. It’s sparkly. It’s citrusy. It’s yeasty, but not overly so. It’s delicious with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
You fancy Structures Lemon Isolation.