We believe in tolerance. We believe in taking a stand. And we believe beer has the power to change the world.
That’s why we’re standing with over 40 North Carolina breweries who have rallied together to “brew some good” with a beer called Don’t Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison created to fight NC’s discriminatory House Bill 2 and raise awareness about LGBT issues. Because these issues don’t care if you’re gay, straight or indifferent…these issues hurt all human beings.
But we wanted to do more than stand with our NC brewing brethren. We wanted to make a difference, too. So, with the blessing and oversight of Erik Lars Myers of Mystery Brewing and Keil Jansen of Ponysaurus Brewing, creators of the original Golden Rule Saison, we bring you the Don’t Be Mean to People recipe kit – A dry, medium-bodied Saison crafted with a blend of Pale malt, Munich and Wheat malts with a healthy dose of Sorachi Ace hops.
Just like the original Saison, proceeds will be donated to Equality NC and QORDS, organizations that benefit the LGBT community in NC. So if you want to make your very own stand, you can brew up a batch of peaceful protest…and change the world, one pint at a time.
| Aroma|| Spicy phenolic nose with a complex ester and hop aromas of citrus, gooseberry, and moderate vinifera notes. |
| Appearance || Dark straw to light golden orange color with moderate clarity. Persistent dense cap of brilliantly white foam laces down the glass from the first to last sip. |
| Flavor || Medium fruity and spicy flavors set against bready graininess provided by the Pilsner malt. Moderate-high vinous hop flavor. Finishes very dry and very slightly acidic. |
| Mouthfeel || Medium-light body with an effervescent carbonation level. Low alcohol warming present. Moderate-low creaminess added by the addition of wheat malt. |
| Overall Impression || Easy drinking yet complex, dry and refreshing. |