Several years ago, we were asked to create a dark beer for the winter season. We had been using a Saison yeast with another beer and decided to start with that style, but that is where we start and finish with the Saison beer style. Our Winter Saison is a dark, experimental beer with hints of winter mulling spices. Primary fermentation was done in our steel fermenters. Then, secondary fermentation occurred in Woodinville Whiskey Co Bourbon Whiskey barrels for seven weeks. The result is a sit-by-the-fire sipping beer that our customers describe as Winter in a glass.