Natomas Table Saison

Track Seven Brewing Co.

Saisons and sours are two beer types with cult followings in craft-beer circles, but they struggle to find shelf space among the thick forest of IPAs. However, saisons are slowly coming into the light. Natomas Table Saison is a small-batch offering from Sacramento’s Track 7 Brewing Co.—available only at its Natomas Tap Room—that could make it in a wider market. Brewed with Elephant Heart plums—large plums with juicy, red flesh—and coming in at 5.4 percent alcohol by volume, the deep-yellow beer balances depth and drinkability. Unlike many saisons, Natomas Table Saison isn’t that strong on fruit or spice. Coupled with high carbonation, mild but present hops, and just a hint of sweetness, the refreshing beer lives up to its name as a table beer. The Natomas beer is brewed in friendly competition with a counterpart saison made just for Track 7’s Curtis Park taproom, which chose to do a Petite Saison with kiwis. If you can’t make it to Sac, look for Track 7’s new cans—including Daylight Amber, Left Eye Right Eye double IPA and Bee Line Blonde—where better beers are sold.