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ABV

IBU

Fun Fact:

Ardennes

Ardennes

American Kolsch

5.7%

ABV

27

IBU

Scott Salamone's winning recipe from our homebrew competition in February 2020 that is light, crisp, and refreshing. The hallertau minterfrant hops will provide a lightly flowery and spicy aroma but the body of the beer comes from the Vienna malt. We think you'll enjoy this American twist on a German classic.

Fun Fact:

The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II, and took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945.

Barrel-Aged Butter Go Nuts

Barrel-Aged Butter Go Nuts

Barrel-Aged Peanut Butter Porter

7.1

ABV

68

IBU

Our Butter Go Nuts after sitting in Basil Hayden barrels for over 12 months. Our peanut butter porter is full of peanut butter powder and cocoa nibs added during the boil and in secondary to give it a nice resemblance to a Reese Cup. If you like a punch of peanut butter to the nose, we recommend getting the beer served with regular beer gas. If you like your PB creamy, try it on nitro!

Fun Fact:

Archibutyrophobia (pronounced A'-ra-kid-bu-ti-ro-pho-bi-a) is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Barrel-Aged Night Dive

Barrel-Aged Night Dive

6.7

ABV

29

IBU

Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for over 12 months.
Silky-smooth, calming and refreshing with light roasty notes. We love the outcome of the 5+ hour boil, light carbonation, and lactose, which gives the beer a cream flavor and mouth feel, combination. It's so creamy and smooth you may even mistake this beer for a nitro!

Fun Fact:

Night diving is underwater diving done during the hours of darkness. The underwater environment is much different at night because many marine animals are nocturnal.

Barrel-Aged Penny For The Ferryman

Barrel-Aged Penny For The Ferryman

Belgian Dark Strong Ale

8.7

ABV

28

IBU

2020. Aged in Basil Hayden Barrels. A wintery version of our Charming Devil. This lightly bittered beer will warm your heart with its caramel, raisin, and fruity aroma and flavor. You may be wondering where the beautiful color of the beer comes from. We like to credit the dark candied syrup incorporated into the boil. It's not too sweet though! The Belgian Strong Ale yeast finishes it drier than you might expect. Like the Charming Devil, this one is more dangerous than it tastes.

Fun Fact:

According to Greek and Roman literary sources, a low-denomination coin would be placed in or on the deceased's mouth at burial as a toll to
the ferryman who transported souls across the river that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead.

Barrel-Aged Tropical Storm

Barrel-Aged Tropical Storm

Tropical Storm

7.0%

ABV

45

IBU

Tropical Storm, our Tropical Stout, aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months. The perfect combination of tropical, chocolate, and roasted flavors in a single glass. We used Warrior hops for bittering but the Midnight wheat balances it out nicely. The Citra and Amarillo hops used during the whirlpool combined with Voss Kveik yeast gives this beer a little touch of tropical paradise in a stout form.

Fun Fact:

According to the National Weather Service, a tropical storm is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds ranging from 39-73 mph (34 to 63 knots). The cyclone doesn't reach hurricane status until winds reach 74 mph/64 knots or greater.

Bella's Helles

Bella's Helles

Munich Helles

5.5%

ABV

17

IBU

Our first lager on draft! A crisp, smooth, lager with a malt-forward profile from the pilsner malt. We let it lager for 6 weeks in the fermenters before putting it on draft. This inviting, refreshing beer is perfect for a hot, Charleston summer day and is named after our late husky, Bella.

Fun Fact:

Lager yeast is known as a 'bottom-fermentation' yeast and enjoys fermenting at lower temperatures for longer periods of time than an ale yeast.

Beresford Brown

Beresford Brown

American Brown

5.6%

ABV

23

IBU

You asked, we crafted. Here is the American Brown Ale ya'll have been asking for! This Brown Ale was created with mostly Maris Otter, some Two Row, and pinch of chocolate malt to create a smooth and surprisingly crisp beer. The Cascade hops add the right about of bitterness to round it all out.

Fun Fact:

Richard Beresford set aside a portion of his estate later known as the "Beresford Bounty". The trust was used to establish a free school for the poor of St. Thomas and St. Dennis parishes where his land grants were located.

The Beresford Bounty is still at work today and remains one of the longest-surviving unbroken trusts in the world.

Berried at Sea

Berried at Sea

Raspberry Kettle Sour

5.0%

ABV

6

IBU

We split our first kettle sour and added raspberry puree to this half to create a sweet and sour, well balanced beer. At just 5% ABV, you'll find this beer quite refreshing on a hot summer day.

Fun Fact:

A raspberry is made up of many tiny bead-like fruits called “drupelets” clustered around a center core.

Berserker Blonde

Berserker Blonde

Blood Orange Blonde Ale

5.3%

ABV

18

IBU

Brewed in collaboration with The Bearded Ax in Park Circle. The juiciness of blood orange plus a bright and refreshing blonde ale creates a beer you'll keep coming back to! This beer will quench your thirst while satisfying your fruit fix and is perfect for a hot summer day.

Fun Fact:

A berserker is an ancient Norse warrior who fought with frenzied rage in battle, possibly induced by eating hallucinogenic mushrooms. The berserkers’ savagery in battle and their animal-skin attire contributed to the development of the werewolf legend in Europe.

Blackberry's Blockade

Blackberry's Blockade

Blackberry & Pomegranate Kettle Sour

5.0%

ABV

6

IBU

A fruitful kettle sour with blackberry and pomegranate. The combination of tart fruit, sweet lactose, and sour lactobacillus brevis makes a well-balanced beer for sour lovers and non-sour lovers alike.

Fun Fact:

In May 1718 Blackbeard the pirate blockaded the port of Charles Towne (aka Charleston) in South Carolina. Over the course of 5-6 days they stopped and ransacked 9 vessels and kept passengers on one ship hostage in exchange for medical supplies.

Boone Hall Berry Bomb

Boone Hall Berry Bomb

Strawberry Kettle Sour

5.0%

ABV

6

IBU

Our first kettle sour, soured with lactobacillus. We partnered with Boone Hall Farms in Mount Pleasant and added 180lb of fresh strawberries. At just 5% ABV and with the right balance of sour and strawberries, you'll find this beer quite refreshing on a hot summer day.

Fun Fact:

Boone Hall Farm dedicates ~13 acres each spring for their 150,000 strawberry plants to produce over 260,000 lb of strawberries. Every strawberry on the farm is picked by hand.

Bottom Time

Bottom Time

German Pilsner

5.4%

ABV

28

IBU

The core of this beer is our house lager strain. The grain bill is simple (as it should be), mostly pilsner malt with a touch a Victory. To round everything out we bittered with Magnum and added late additions of Hallertauer Mittlefrueh. Our cleanest, crispiest, most easy drinking beer yet!

Fun Fact:

Bottom time for a dive is the calculated from the start of descent to the start of ascent. Many divers will track their total bottom time over the course of all of their dives.

Butter Go Coco-nuts

Butter Go Coco-nuts

PB Porter w/ Toasted Coconut

7.1%

ABV

68

IBU

Our Peanut Butter Porter with an extra dose of cocoa nibs plus toasted coconut gives this beer a chocolatey, toasty, sweetness. While each flavor can be enjoyed on its own, we love the way they come together in this well-balanced beer.

Fun Fact:

Coconuts can float for long distances across the ocean and then put down roots again when they wash ashore.

Butter Go Nuts

Butter Go Nuts

Peanut Butter Porter on Nitro

7.1%

ABV

68

IBU

Our peanut butter porter is full of peanut butter powder and cocoa nibs added during the boil and in secondary to give it a nice resemblance to a Reese Cup. If you like a punch of peanut butter to the nose, we recommend getting the beer served with regular beer gas. If you like your PB creamy, try it on nitro!

Fun Fact:

Archibutyrophobia (pronounced A'-ra-kid-bu-ti-ro-pho-bi-a) is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Caribbean Torpedo

Caribbean Torpedo

Juicy IPA

5.4%

ABV

63

IBU

Want to give your tastebuds an electric shock of the Caribbean? This juicy IPA combines Zeus, Cashmere, and Sabro hops that will remind you of a Caribbean drink while relaxing the beach. It's dry hopped with Cashmere and Sabro to remind you that it's a beer and not a fruity cocktail.

Fun Fact:

The torpedo fish, or electric ray, are known for being capable of producing an electric discharge, ranging from 8 to 220 volts, depending on species, used to stun prey and for defense. The name comes from the Latin torpere, to be stiffened or paralyzed, referring to the effect on someone who handles or steps on a living electric ray.

Cenotes

Cenotes

Mexican Lager

6.4%

ABV

20

IBU

Smooth and easy to drink on a hot summer day. The sweetness from the flaked corn and a heavy dose of Vienna will pull through in our version of a Mexican lager but is balanced by the Zeus and Motueka hops, which gives a little citrus punch. The southern German lager yeast lets this one finish out clean and crisp. This beer will pair nicely with guacamole, tacos, or your personal favorite Mexican dish.

Fun Fact:

Cenotes are natural pits, or sinkholes, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. The Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico is home to thousands of cenotes.

Corallium

Corallium

Nitro Red Ale

4.4%

ABV

24

IBU

The Maris Otter grain provides a beautiful biscuity backbone, while crystal malt grains provide color and flavors of caramel and toffee. We added a sprinkle of black barley for color and a little bit of roast. To balance it all out, we added a single bittering dose of East Kent Goldings hops. This beer is served on nitro to add a fun, creamy texture.

Fun Fact:

Corallium skeletons, also known as precious coral or red coral, is commonly used to make jewelry and has been for centuries. Corallium exhibits a range of warm reddish pink colors from pale pink to deep red. The word coral is also used to name such colors.

Dog Days of Sommers

Dog Days of Sommers

Pale Ale

5.2%

ABV

33

IBU

The new and improved 'Pelican Plunge'. A very similar recipe with Cascade and Centennial hops but we dialed back the Crystal malt to subdue the sweetness and create a more balanced pale ale.

Fun Fact:

The dog days of summer commonly refers to the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

French Angelfish

French Angelfish

French Saison

5.8%

ABV

20

IBU

This French Saison is balances Pilsner, Vienna, and Wheat malts with Willamette and Styrian Golding hops to create a fun, clean, and dry Saison.

Fun Fact:

French angelfish exhibit apparently permanent, monogamous breeding pairs. During the spawning cycle, these pairs are highly territorial.

Goliath Grouper

Goliath Grouper

Double IPA

8.7%

ABV

74

IBU

Hop forward with notes of citrus and pine from Amarillo and Centennial hops, this beer is more bitter than a standard IPA. Behind the hops, you'll notice light caramel and biscuit added by the grain to create this big, bold, West Coast double IPA.

Fun Fact:

A goliath grouper’s age can be estimated using annual growth rings in its dorsal fin rays, much like those found within tree trunks.

Halocline

Halocline

Oat Cream Ale

5.3%

ABV

41

IBU

Halocline is a juice forward Oat Cream IPA. We used a pinch of Amarillo to give a little bit of bitterness to balance out the tropical fruit notes from Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops. We also used malted oats help create a uniquely smooth mouthfeel.

Fun Fact:

Haloclines are common in water-filled limestone caves near the ocean. Less dense fresh water from the land forms a layer over salt water from the ocean and creates hazy visibility as you pass through the layers. For underwater divers, this can cause the optical illusion of air space in caverns.

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (aka Triggerfish)

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (aka Triggerfish)

P.O.G. Kettle Sour

5.5%

ABV

6

IBU

This P.O.G. kettle sour (Passion fruit - Orange - Grapefruit) is as delicious as the Hawaiian juice puree added to it. Named after the Hawaiian state fish, one sip will make you feel like you're enjoying the pint on the beaches of Kona.

Fun Fact:

The "Milk caps" game other name Pogs, which became popular during the 1990s, originates from the Hawaiian juice POG. The use of POG bottle caps to play the game preceded the game's commercialization.

Knightfish

Knightfish

Pineapple IPA

6.2%

ABV

62

IBU

An IPA full of fruity flavor, partially from pineapple puree and partially from the Norwegian Voss Kveik yeast, which gives off fruits notes as it ferments at higher temperatures. We let the beer free rise and ferment at 86 degrees and used Nugget, Warrior, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops to round out the flavor profile. This beer is named after the Pineapplefish found in Australia. The armor-like scales of the fish resemble a knight's armor and…a pineapple!

Fun Fact:

Pineapple is a symbol for 'Welcome'. Legend has it that sea captains of New England would spear a pineapple on a fence post in front of his house to let his friends know of his safe return from sea and as an invitation to come visit.

Limited Edition Mola Mola - Nelson Sauvin

Limited Edition Mola Mola - Nelson Sauvin

Juicy IPA

5.9

ABV

50

IBU

For our second anniversary, we created a special limited edition of our first Hazy IPA (Mola Mola). This edition was hit with an additional dry hop of Nelson Sauvin. We have a limited amount on tap and in 4-packs.

Fun Fact:

Lion's Mane

Lion's Mane

Oat Cream IPA

6.3%

ABV

37

IBU

This silky and smooth IPA will make you come back for more with each sip. We used Amarillo for bittering but it's well balanced with Cashmere and Idaho Gem hops (two of our current favorites!). The soft mouth feel comes from the malted oats and the creaminess is the result of lactose (milk sugar) added during the boil.

Fun Fact:

The lion's mane jellyfish is one of the largest known species of jellyfish. The largest recorded specimen was measured by Alexander Agassiz off the coast of Massachusetts in 1865 and had a bell with a diameter of 210 centimeters (7 feet) and tentacles around 36.6 m (120 ft) long.

Manta Cyclone

Manta Cyclone

Juicy IPA

5.6%

ABV

43

IBU

A juicy IPA using Mosaic, Amarillo, and Zeus hops. Aroma from the Mosaic and Amarillo hops will give off a dank scent. The Zeus hops add a bit of bitterness that balances out the juice character. Sometimes it's hazy, sometimes it's not, but it always tastes delicious!

Fun Fact:

In some parts of the world you can find manta rays cyclone feeding, where 50 or more mantas will create a chain and then spin into a vortex while feeding on plankton.

Mendota

Mendota

Mango Kettle Sour

5.6%

ABV

6

IBU

The sister beer to Monona. Mango puree was added to the other half of the kettle sour to create a similar yet very different beer. The combo of the sweet fruit and sourness creates a beer that quenches your thirst but then keeps you coming back for more.

Fun Fact:

Lake Mendota is the northernmost and largest of the four lakes in Madison, Wisconsin. It is also the place where owners Christopher & Nicole got scuba certified.

Mola Mola

Mola Mola

Juicy IPA

5.9%

ABV

50

IBU

Our Mola Mola (aka Sunfish) is a juicy, hazy IPA we know you’ll enjoy. We used Warrior, Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops combined with London Fog yeast. Even if you traditionally don’t enjoy juicy/New England IPAs, we encourage you to give this one a try. It has the right amount of bitterness and juiciness to satisfy every type of IPA drinker.

Fun Fact:

Female Mola Mola fish can produce as many as 300 million eggs at a time, more than any other known vertebrate.

Monona

Monona

Passion Fruit Kettle Sour

5.6%

ABV

6

IBU

A well-balanced, fruity kettle sour. We added passion fruit puree to this kettle sour to give it a punch of tropical fruitiness to balance nicely with the sourness from the lactobacillus.

Fun Fact:

Lake Mendota and Lake Monona are separated by an isthmus, known as the Madison Isthmus. Lake Monona, the smaller of the two lakes, is typically frozen for 107 days a year, give or take 10 days.

Night Dive

Night Dive

Milk Stout

6.7%

ABV

29

IBU

Silky-smooth, calming and refreshing with light roasty notes. We love the outcome of the 5+ hour boil, light carbonation, and lactose, which gives the beer a cream flavor and mouth feel, combination. It's so creamy and smooth you may even mistake this beer for a nitro!

Fun Fact:

Night diving is underwater diving done during the hours of darkness. The underwater environment is much different at night because many marine animals are nocturnal.

Ocean Gem

Ocean Gem

Juicy IPA

6.3%

ABV

49

IBU

We took the term Juicy IPA pretty literal with this beer by using Idaho Gem hops. Combined with the Mosaic hops, you'll notice fruit candy (like Juicy Fruit), citric grapefruit, and some mango on the nose and in the taste. We used flaked barley and oats to give the beer the right mouthfeel and added 55lb of wheat malt to make it hazy. Fermented out with London Fog yeast, it all comes together to make a delicious gem of a beer.

Fun Fact:

The South Carolina state gemstone is Amethyst. The word amethyst derives from Ancient Greek and means "not intoxicated." The ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness and wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

Pearl Diver

Pearl Diver

Juicy Pale Ale

4.6%

ABV

46

IBU

Don't let the lower ABV of this beer fool you. It's packed full of flavor! Citra and Simcoe provide a juicy, citrus flavor and are preceded by Zeus as the bittering hop. Torrified wheat and flaked barley and oats during the mash give this beer a smooth mouthfeel and haziness, not unlike a hot summer day in which this beer will be best enjoyed!

Fun Fact:

Free-divers were often forced to descend to depths of over 100 feet on a single breath in order to find enough oyster pearls, making the job extremely dangerous.

Pelican Plunge

Pelican Plunge

Cascade Pale Ale

5.6%

ABV

36

IBU

You'll chase after this beer with the same intensity a pelican will plunge into the water to get its next meal. Our Pelican Plunge Pale Ale was brewed with Cascade, Zeus, and Centennial hops and then dry hopped with more Cascade.

Fun Fact:

The brown pelican will plunge-dive head-first into the water for its prey, from a height as great as 10–20 m (33–66 ft).

Pineapple Dog Days

Pineapple Dog Days

Pineapple Pale Ale

5.2%

ABV

33

IBU

Our pale ale brewed with Cascade and Centennial hops. We wanted to change it up with this batch though so we added pineapple puree to the beer during secondary.

Fun Fact:

The dog days of summer commonly refers to the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

Pink Ladyfish

Pink Ladyfish

Imperial IPA

7.6%

ABV

47

IBU

An Imperial Juicy IPA brewed by women on March 8th for International Women's Day to help raise the profile of women’s roles in the beer industry. The hops are a special blend created specifically for the 2021 Pink Boots Brew by Yakima Chief Hops and include Cashmere, Antanum, Citra, Loral, and Sabro. We love this blend and the way the tropical, herbal, citrus, and woody flavors and aromas come together to create a juicy, flavorful Imperial IPA.

Fun Fact:

$1 of every pint will be donated to Pink Boots Society for educational scholarships and programming. Yakima Chief Hops also donates $3 from every pound sold of the Pink Boots hop blend.

https://www.pinkbootssociety.org/pink-boots-brew/

Razzle Mania

Razzle Mania

Raspberry Wheat

5.1%

ABV

15

IBU

Did you enjoy our Sheep for a Wheat Belgian Wheat and want to step it up a notch? Or maybe you're craving something fruity today? Either way, this beer is for you. We took our Belgian Wheat and added raspberry puree to give it a little razzle dazzle. Wine drinkers looking for a beer that's low on bitterness and has a hit of fruitiness - this beer's for you!

Fun Fact:

An average raspberry has 100 to 120 seeds.

Rhincodon

Rhincodon

Kveik Barelywine

9.7%

ABV

88

IBU

Named after the whale shark, the largest living fish, this is our biggest beer yet! We maxed out our mashtun to brew this barleywine with 735 lbs of grain. What makes this beer even more unique is our use of the Norwegian Kveik yeast to give it tropical fruity notes. This beer tastes great now but will taste even better if you pick up a bottle and let it age for up to two years.

Fun Fact:

Whale shark mouths can contain over 300 rows of tiny teeth and 20 filter pads which it uses to filter feed. Unlike many other sharks, whale sharks' mouths are located at the front of the head rather than on the underside of the head.

Sharktoberfest

Sharktoberfest

Märzen

5.8%

ABV

22

IBU

In celebration of the cooler weather coming our way, we released our first Marzen, Sharktoberfest! This amber-brown lager highlights the toasty and bready characters of Maris Otter and Munich grains and finishes crisp and clean. This beer is perfect for fall in Charleston because it is light enough to drink in the sun during the day and malty enough to drink around a campfire at night.

Fun Fact:

At the 100th anniversary of Oktoberfest in 1910, an estimated 120,000 liters of beer were consumed. 100 years later at the 200th anniversary in 2010, over 7 million liters of beer was consumed!

Sheep for a Wheat

Sheep for a Wheat

Belgian Wheat

5.1%

ABV

15

IBU

The Belgian yeast used for this beer is intense. That's why we love it. We balance out the flavors brought on with the yeast with some coriander seed and orange peel for a well-balanced Belgian Wheat Ale.

Fun Fact:

Even though this beer style originated from Belgian, Settlers of Catan really originated from Germany.

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach

Blonde Ale

5.4%

ABV

18

IBU

Our first open water dive as certified scuba divers was at Shelly Beach in Sydney, Australia. It seemed only fitting to name the first beer we put on tap at Indigo Reef after that first dive. Just like our shore dive at Shelly Beach got us hooked on scuba diving, we think this blonde ale will get you hooked on us. The Shelly Beach Blonde Ale is easy to drink making it the perfect beer for a hot day or as a gateway into craft beer if you're new to the scene.

Fun Fact:

Shelly beach is one of only 2 west facing ocean beaches on the east coast of Australia.

Sigmund's Serenity

Sigmund's Serenity

Voss Kveik Saison

5.8%

ABV

22

IBU

A dry saison brewed with Voss Kveik, a special Norwegian yeast that ferments at much higher temperatures (70-100 degrees) than other yeast. We let this free rise to 86 degrees during fermentation to bring out the orange and citrus flavors you taste - that’s all from the yeast!

Fun Fact:

This beer is named after the yeast sample’s owner from which it originated, Sigmund Gjernes

Surface Interval

Surface Interval

Czech Pilsner

6.6%

ABV

34

IBU

Surface Interval is a Czech Pilsner that uses Southern German Lager yeast and 100% Czech Saaz hops. The hops will give the beer a slight spicy character, which is a nice complement to the clean finishing yeast. Just like a diver's surface interval between dives, this beer is relaxing, chill, and rejuvenating.

Fun Fact:

A surface interval is the time a diver spends at the surface in between dives. The time allows nitrogen accumulated during the dive to be released from the body and will reduce the risk of decompression sickness, or "the bends".

Swim Through

Swim Through

Belgian Saison

7.2%

ABV

20

IBU

A Belgian Saison with an extra yeast strain to add complexity and a unique flavor. You'll notice earthy and fruity notes mixed with a peppery and spicy finish. We love the way the Belgian and California Ale yeasts play together to make a delicious beer you'll want more of after the first sip.

Fun Fact:

"Swim through" is a recreational open water diving term for arches and short, clear, tunnels where the light can be seen at the far end. Technically these create an overhead environment but there is no risk of getting lost inside and the risk of entrapment is low.

Tropical Storm

Tropical Storm

Tropical Stout

6.5%

ABV

45

IBU

The perfect combination of tropical, chocolate, and roasted flavors in a single glass. We used Warrior hops for bittering but the Midnight wheat balances it out nicely. The Citra and Amarillo hops used during the whirlpool combined with Voss Kveik yeast gives this beer a little touch of tropical paradise in a stout form.

Fun Fact:

According to the National Weather Service, a tropical storm is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds ranging from 39-73 mph (34 to 63 knots). The cyclone doesn't reach hurricane status until winds reach 74 mph/64 knots or greater.

Wooden Walkway

Wooden Walkway

Belgian Saison

5.9%

ABV

24

IBU

Wooden Walkway will take your taste buds on a journey while you enjoy this Belgian Saison. You'll start with warm, biscutty flavors from the Vienna malt. Next, the Belgian yeast will throw in some cracked pepper to spice things up but will be balanced by citrus and tropical fruit from the Cashmere hops used during dry hopping. The journey will end with a dry finish. Enjoy!

Fun Fact:

Saison is French for "season". The style originated as a pale ale brewed during the cooler months and stored for drinking in the summer months when the seasonal workers ("saisonniers") returned.