A name that conjures up images of summer nights, especially in combination with the sunset tones of the label; this farmhouse saison is very much sunshine in a glass: if the sun was fragrant and bittersweet.
Lost Industry is a micro-brewery based just down the road from us in Sheffield, and they pride themselves on pushing out progressive beers. Not just ones that are woke, but ones that are downright weird, such as the wild garlic sour that Elliot tried and…um…wasn’t a fan of.
But this is different, in a more normalised way. Which isn’t a bad thing at all.
Smile Some Sunshine Down My Way: Taste Test
The aroma is floral and sweet, with a touch of hoppiness to it which makes for quite a busy scent that you can’t quite pin down. The pour is super-light and almost pale, but this gives it a very crisp and satisfying finish when consumed chilled.
The taste is hoppy, but with the almost-sourness that you get from a saison which works well with the very, VERY delicate sweetness that’s hardly there, but there enough to add something.
Despite the light body, it’s full flavoured which makes it incredibly refreshing - I can definitely see why drinking this reminded Lost Industry of sunshine.
Smile Some Sunshine Down My Way: Bottle Notes
Brown bottles for traditional, proper beer. Fitting in nicely with the farmhouse rustique, it also contrasts nicely with the bright orange and yellow label which although simple, is very effective.
The name of the beer is quite subtle and it has quite a shiny finish, unlike some breweries that go in big for the label design, Lost Industry have clearly put all their effort into the brewing and let the label look after itself.
Buy Smile Some Sunshine Down My Way Saison
As a micro-brewery you’re relying really on local bottle shops for this one, but there are a few that have them in stock and have online stores. One of Hoptimism in Loughborough and another is Craft n Berry which is in Sheffield.
We got it from out old faithful Beer Central, in all of these the price ranges a little but it’s about £3.50.