You may be seeing some tap handles pop up in Portland at your local watering hole for a new startup by the name of Tuebor Beer Co. The brewery’s first offering is a beer called Seize the Saison. Tuebor (pronounced “too-ey-bawr”) is the sole project of Steven Hook, a homebrewer who relocated to Portland from Michigan to follow his pro brewing dreams.
Similar to Rosenstadt Brewery, Tuebor is a contract brewery currently producing out of Estacada’s Fearless Brewing. Steven hopes to get the brand off the ground and open his own place with a taproom in the near future.
Seize the Saison commercial description:
Seize the Saison is a true example of a saison that puts the yeast in the forefront. Initial flavor is pure esters with notes of pear, lemon, banana and more. The honey then dries it out (fg 1.005ish) where the flavor of the hops hits. Its not intensely bitter at 25 IBU but the hops are present at the finish, lemony,spicy, and earthy. I am very proud of this recipe, and believe it is a fantastic representation of what can be done in a saison without adding spices.
The Tuebor beers won’t be all saisons but whatever floats Steve’s boat, next up is a cold brew coffee stout dry “hopped” with cacao nibs. That beer should be out by the end of November. Expect some hop forward northwest ales as well.
For now Tuebor Beer Co. is draft only with 1/2 barrels and 1/6 barrels available now but Steven wants to have a canned beer release in the coming months. Seize the Saison has or was available at Roscoe’s, Star Bar, and Foster and Dobbs and adding more accounts all the time.
Follow Tuebor on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TueborBeer/ and on instagram and twitter @tueborbeer and check out the website, http://tuebor.beer