Birds Fly South hosts fifth annual Saison Day on April 14

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Birds Fly South Ale Project will host the fifth annual Saison Day celebration in Greenville with Allagash Brewing Company on Saturday, April 14, from 2-9 p.m.

Created by Allagash, Saison Day celebrates farmhouse-style ales. These ales were brewed by Belgian farmers during the light winter months and were then stored for drinking during the summer. The event recognizes these Belgian brewing traditions, as well as good beer.

Saison Day celebrations are held in 10 states across the U.S. such as New York, Illinois, and California. This is the first year that the event will be celebrated in South Carolina. Ames Cashin of Birds Fly South said they are thrilled to be hosting such an event. “It is an incredible honor in the craft beer and culinary community!” Cashin said.

Birds Fly South will have breweries from around the country pouring dozens of saison and farmhouse-style beers.

The celebration will have two main bars pouring draft, along with official bottle stations and tap stations. Shawn Johnson, head brewer at Birds Fly South, will be sharing rare bottles from his private cellar, along with a secret stash of unreleased special brews from around the country.

To bring even more Belgian culture to the event, Birds Fly South partnered with downtown pub The Trappe Door, which will serve its popular Belgian food. There will also be food from Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria, Swamp Fox Donuts, and King of Pops.

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