Brasserie Dunham No Tahoma
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Crystal Luxmore
- Published on: September 14, 2017
- Last modified: September 14, 2017
One of Canada’s most prestigious farmhouse-style breweries, Brasserie Dunham, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, is run by Éloi Deit, who likes to hop up his rustic ales. The saison yeast culture has steadily evolved since it opened in 2011. Deit has a “yeast guy” collecting interesting wild yeasts from the Dunham region. That, and interesting souring bacterias, are regularly introduced to the house culture to add complexity. No Tahoma is a farmhouse pale ale hopped with 7 citrusy and floral varietals. The result is a spritzy, 5.9% alcohol ale with notes of lime, starfruit, sage and white pepper and a dry, lightly bitter finish. Try one fresh, then cellar a few to see how the wild yeast characters develop over 6 months to a year.