After being introduced to Societe at the NKOTB beer event, I arranged a guided tour and tasting at the brewery for me and a few friends on September 14th. I was excited they were willing to take us around their facility and talk about their beers. They were the surprise hit of the NKOTB and I was impressed with their quality beer instantly.
When we arrived at the brewery I was really happy with the facility. It was a large open tasting room, with clear views of all the brewing equipment and the cold room where the barrels for the sour beers are stored. The tasting room has large benches, stand up tables and a lot of bar space. It felt comfortable, open and inviting.
Travis Smith introduced himself (he’s one of the founders), and we jumped right into tasting the first beer, the Harlot. After we grabbed our beers, we started the tour. As we entered the actual brewing section, he explained the Harlot was the first beer produced by Societe. It’s a light, crisp Belgian that really has something special in the subtleties of the taste. You get a mild floral and fruitiness that goes with tons of food or moods, a versatile beer that could easily be an everyday drinker. He said that’s why this is the beer he drinks the most – life is about occasions, and the Harlot goes with any.
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