Saisons are dazzlingly complex. Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Oast House Brewers Saison
(LCBO 359877, 750 mL, $11.75) mixes aromas of cracked peppercorns, lemon, fennel, pear and baguette. Turn up the farmhouse funk with the barnyard notes of white peppercorns, and make the hefe’s citrusy notes sparkle with a hit of salt, which helps flavours bloom. Start by moistening half the rim of a large, red wine glass with a slice of lemon, then mix
1⁄8 tsp (0.5 mL) crushed pink Himalayan sea salt with 1⁄4 tsp (1 mL) crushed white peppercorns and rim half the glass. The result is a dry, effervescent drink that is sure to be a conversation starter.