Calicraft Chez Panisse Farmhouse Ale
(Always drink responsibly. Seek help when alcohol affects your life and the lives of those around you. For readers of a legal drinking age.)
It’s just so sad that Chez Panisse is closed due to fire damage from early March of this year. They might be out of commission temporarily for food, but have collaborated with Calicraft for the Farmhouse Ale, released this last week. I’ve written about Calicraft before, and my husband Zach met Zac Taylor at last Saturday’s festival, where we were given a bottle of this 5.3 ABV celebration of the sustainable farm and Chez Panisse Cafe’s 33rd anniversary. With dried Meyer lemon leaves, lemon verbena blossoms, and anise hyssop from Cannard Farm of Glen Ellen, CA, it is intended to be paired with a springtime-inspired menu. It is very refreshing and crisp with mild citrus notes, and a slight bite at the beginning that increases in strength towards the end of the sip. When you find it, buy two bottles because proceeds go to the Edible Schoolyard Project. What better beer is there for Earth Day?