Slomo always flows his own way. He is self-determined and proceeds at his own pace; whenever he feels like changing course, he goes for it. Slomo is the lightest beer in our spectrum with 3.5% ABV – modest, but still packed with flavor. This is a beer you can enjoy at lunch and easily go back to work afterwards. Slomo comes in 75 cl bottles, making it all the more convenient to share with good company throughout the week.
Slomo decides what he wants. Our inspiration can be traced to watching a mini-documentary about a cult hero and the beer’s namesake: Slomo. Fifteen years ago, after ‘seeing the light’, he decided to sell his Ferrari and quit his career as a surgeon to follow his faith. Ever since then, you can find Slomo roller-skating on San Diego Boulevard… preferably at the slowest speed possible, and on one leg, as though floating across the boardwalk. This is what makes him truly happy. He’s an extraordinary guy who inspires us and this beer.
We produce this Session Saison to encourage everyone to enjoy the little things in life. A light, blond beer with delicate aroma’s emanating from the use of Czech Saaz hops. This is a brew that is the exactly Slomo’s speed.
Slomo is what we consider a table Saison – the type of beer you can serve in a big bottle and share with friends at lunch or dinner. Slomo has no extremes; instead it is a light, easy-going and refreshing beer.
Using a Saison yeast strain leads to a dry beer with a touch of spice. Given the high attenuation of a Saison and lighter malt bill, this creates a challenge when it comes to getting enough body into this light beer. To solve this riddle, we add the lightest malts possible and use a lot of other grains besides barley (i.e., wheat, oats and rye). By using these grains we create a thicker mouthfeel that helps to counteract the lack of body.
Although bitterness can really stand out in a light and dry beer, we didn’t want this beer to be bitter. Therefore, we use only European hops at three different stages. In the kettle we use East Kent Goldings and Saaz hops and the post-fermentation dry hopping consists of another round of Saaz. This results in a more grassy and herbal flavor.
Malts | Pilsner Malt, Oat Malt, Wheat Malt, Rye Malt
Hops | East Kent Golding, Saaz
Yeasts | Saison yeast strain
Spicing | None