Foundation recently launched their brewery in Portland with two beers; Eddy a saison and Blaze a heavily hopped saison. Both are excellent beers but I opted for a growler of Eddy partly because I was on a trip to 7 different breweries the stopped in and I knew I would be coming home with several growlers of beer. Eddy being the less hoppy beer should hold up better than Blaze.
Being a saison it has a small amount of funk from the yeast and almost no bitterness. It also has a crisp dry finish that works very well with food. Appearance is a nice light orange with a single finger white head. Aroma is earthy and very crisp. Taste follows with a slightly spicy, earthy flavor that finishes clean.Eddy is a beer that works well on its own or with a meal and I can see why so many restaurants and bars have added it to their draft list.
If you have not been to Foundation yet I recommend you make the trip. The brew system is truly impressive and Joel and John are both great guys. At the brewery you can taste both beers and possibly even some varieties of these beers and take home a growler of your favorite.
Alcohol Content: 5.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Foundation Brewing
Brewers Description: Eddy is a farmhouse style ale, also known as a Saison. Bright and lively, this beer is dry, light in body and color, but not in taste. We add hops that bring herbal and floral notes that meld with the spice and fruit flavors of our house yeast. These characteristics make for a beer that is delicious on its own or in the company of food.
While it is a perfect beer to enjoy with classic summertime fare such as lobster and seafood, Eddy’s refreshing bitterness cuts through the richness of more casual fare, such as burgers and pizza, making it an excellent accompaniment year round.