*UPDATE – Perfection stands! Bottles of Undefeated Saison will be available in the taproom on Friday, November 24th.
In the summer of 1972, Miami’s own football team began a campaign of perfection that no other organization had ever achieved. Undefeated Saison is made in honor of that legendary team.
This unique, Belgian-style ale is brewed with grape must, aged in Chardonnay barrels, and bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast. Every year when the last undefeated pro team falls, we release this beer and send it to the head coach that beat the team. One bottle to celebrate. One bottle to sign and send back to the brewery. Afterward, we release Undefeated Saison in the tap room to the very thirsty Miami fan base. Stay tuned to this year’s season because when the last team loses, we all win!
The story goes that each year, after the last of the undefeated pro football teams falls, members of the 1972 squad all raise a glass of bubbly in unison to toast their still-unmatched achievement. We sought to create a beer suitable for that legendary and oft-discussed toast. And so, we came up with Undefeated Saison – a crisp and refreshing French countryside ale brewed with grape must and champagne yeast. The saison yeast creates a dry, crisp character while the grape must add a touch of wine-like fruitiness. We bottled this beer in 750ml wine bottles and conditioned it naturally in the bottle with additional champagne yeast to create a beer that drinks, quite literally, like some fine bubbly.