Urban Growler’s Plum Grissette is a tart, refreshing history lesson

By JESS FLEMING | jfleming@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press

September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

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Plum Grissette from Urban Growler: Have you tried a grissette? It’s sort of like a saison, but less sweet and more refreshing. The beers were originally brewed for miners in Belgium, to help them quench their thirst and cut through the grit of working a long day underground.

This version uses plums from Swenson Orchards in Montevideo, Minn., to add some tartness and local flavor to the brew. A little tangy, a little spicy and a lot drinkable, this beer-history lesson is worth seeking out.

International Bittering Units (IBU): 18; Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.2 percent

Urban Growler Brewing Company: 2325 Endicott St., St. Paul; 651-340-5793; urbangrowlerbrewing.com