Louisiana breweries are popping up left and right. Classics like Abita and newcomers like Gnarly Barley are gaining national attention for their unique tastes on beer, but the great thing about beer is the competition. You never have to settle for anything that isn’t absolutely perfect for you; take a stroll around any of Baton Rouge’s specialty liquor stores and you’ll find more types of beer than there are knives in a butcher shop.
So, when you’re seeking out the perfect brew like Goldilocks and her porridge, don’t overlook Great Raft’s All my Tomorrows Hoppy Saison.
The Great Raft Brewing website describes its aptly named All my Tomorrows beer as a “modern interpretation of a classic farmhouse ale that celebrates American innovation.” Bearing the same title as a classic Frank Sinatra track is a lot to live up to, but for this Louisiana-native brewery, aiming high is all part of the pursuit.
At 7 percent ABV, it’s not as light as its golden color would lead you to believe. In the glass, it’s got a bright, colorful hue that certainly bears more character than your average ale. It’s also got a trio of hops, citra, mosaic and bravo, that give it a unique taste that’s both earthy and fruity. Toss in a hint of citrus and you’ve got a flavorful brew that hits all the right notes. It’s a crispy, snappy ale that hits its stride as a saison well enough for a second, third or even fourth round.
Finding this brew shouldn’t be too tough; they’ve got plenty of stores carrying this seasonal brew. Consider yourself lucky because not all of Great Raft’s offerings are so easy to find.
The search for the right beer never ends, but start that search with this seasonal brew that’s perfect anytime.