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Drink This: Great Divide’s New Hibiscus Saison

Head to the taproom for the pilot brew now, or you'll have to wait until it's officially released in June.


Something new has been brewing at Great Diving Brewing Company‘s Ballpark location. A couple weeks back, the Denver-based brewery released a special taproom-only hibiscus saison. While the beer has quickly become a top seller, it won’t be around for long. The good news: It’s a taste of what’s to come.

In June, Great Divide plans to release a version of this hibiscus saison as part of its Tank Farm series. The brew will be called Nadia Kali (Background: Nadia is a popular Haitian name and Haiti’s national flower is the hibiscus; Kali is a Hindu goddess and ginger is a prevalent ingredient in Hindu culture). The saison is a summery combination of ground hibiscus petals, ginger root, and lemon peel.


Consider the pilot version on tap now just a preview of Nadia Kali. The suds are slightly sweet, vaguely reminiscent of cranberry or pomegranate, and infused with just a hint of lemon and ginger. The vibrant pink grapefruit color is Instagram-worthy. A quick glance down the bar on a recent visit was proof that the sunset-hued beverage is already a popular choice. Stop by the tap room and give it a try before it’s gone—or wait patiently for Nadia Kali’s official June release.

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