Beer Review: TENDER GREENS COLLABORATES WITH EL SEGUNDO BREWING COMPANY FOR SCHOT IN HET DONKER

Beer Review: TENDER GREENS COLLABORATES WITH EL SEGUNDO BREWING COMPANY FOR SCHOT IN HET DONKER
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A Busy Brew: El Segundo’s Collaboration with Tender Greens

El Segundo Brewing Company has been on a roll this summer, not only unveiling new bottles and a fresh IPA named Grand Hill but also venturing into a collaboration with the popular California chain, Tender Greens. The result of this partnership is the Schot in Het Donker, a summer saison that showcases the prowess of these south bay brewers.

Brewing Chemistry

In a rendezvous with Tender Greens’ Eric Hulme, who recently completed a week of Introduction to Practical Brewing at UC Davis, El Segundo Brewing Company brought forth the Schot in Het Donker. Translating to “Shot in the Dark” in Dutch, this easy-sipping saison adheres to the Tender Greens tradition of using farm-fresh ingredients.

A Taste of Tradition

The collaborative effort resulted in a classic-style saison, embracing Belgian yeast and incorporating over 300 pounds of locally grown cherries. Notably, this marks El Segundo’s inaugural use of a Belgian yeast strain, hinting at potential future brewing experiments.

Sipping Experience

Venturing into Tender Greens Hollywood, we sampled this refreshing brew, revealing a striking golden-orange hue crowned with a light white head. The Schot in Het Donker is a dry, nuanced creation with subtle cherry and stone fruit notes, accompanied by a well-defined saison yeast presence.

Where to Find

For those eager to taste this unique creation, Schot in Het Donker is exclusively available at select southern California Tender Greens locations, priced at $6 per pint.

In summary, El Segundo Brewing Company’s collaboration with Tender Greens introduces a noteworthy addition to their repertoire. The Schot in Het Donker combines tradition with innovation, offering a delightful and nuanced summer saison for beer enthusiasts seeking a distinct and refreshing experience.