I recently went on a field trip to Detroit to check out a few breweries and their latest creations. My stash at home needed to be refreshed. I heard from a few people that Brewery Faisan‘s newest beer, Unladylike, was a tasty one, so I made sure to pick that one up.
It turned out Unladylike was a collaboration brew between Brewery Faisan, Ferndale Project, and Eastern Market Brewing Co. Brewery Faisan served as the home brewery for the International Women’s Day collaboration beer. It was then packaged and sold exclusively at Brewery Faisan, so that’s why they are getting the main nod for this concoction.
Brewery Faisan’s owners Paul and Rachel Szlaga opened the brewery in October of 2019 in Islandview. They have been looking forward to a strong showing in 2020 in regards to their beer and community involvement. Rachel participated in Eastern Market Brewing Co’s first Friday Eve Chat of 2020 and a local running group has been started, too.
Based on the mascots/logos for the three breweries involved, I did a deep dive into the symbiotic relationship between birds and elephants. It led me down a technical path that got me thinking about birds helping elephants and elephants helping birds similar to the three breweries helping each other out to make this beer. I should probably focus on the beer rather than the symbolism.
Unladylike was my first beer from Brewery Faisan. It is advertised as a lavender, honey, lemon witbier. I was able to detect the Belgian spin on beers that Brewery Faisan is known for with the fruity yeast notes. The lavender blended well with these notes and was not very strong as I was tentatively bracing for. The lemon and honey provided a bright and crisp take on the beer.
I thoroughly enjoyed Unladylike and am looking forward to drinking more of what Brewery Faisan has to offer either on another visit to Detroit or at a beer festival … whenever either happens.
Disclaimer: Ed purchased this beer for review.