Raised Grain Brewing
Co.ís Spring City Saison took Gold at the U.S. Open Beer
Championship this past weekend.
WAUKESHA - Raised
Grain Brewing Co. took home the gold for its Spring City
Saison beer during an international competition this
More than 6,000
beers representing breweries from Vermont to Vietnam
were submitted reflecting more than 100 different styles
to the U.S. Open Beer Championship.
Saison is a Belgian-style farmhouse ale brewed with
local honey and named after the hometown nickname for
the city it is brewed in.
Dr. Jimmy Gosset,
one of the brewers and owners of Raised Grain, has roots
in Belgium. He traveled back to Belgium as a child to
visit his family, which still lives there. On a recent
trip back, Jimmy and Dr. Scott Kelley, brewmaster and
owner, took inspiration and brewed a beer similar to
what Jimmy enjoyed while visiting his family.
that we've won a Gold Medal for our Spring City," said
Kelley. "Jimmy and I have been inspired by Belgian beers
since we started home brewing together seven years ago.
This is an inspired beer - both from our Belgian and our
"A saison is a
beer for the people, so naturally we chose the name
Spring City for our beer," said Gosset. "Waukesha is our
home town, and I bring a lot of Belgian influence to