Northwinds X GLB

Saison w/Lime Zest and Peppercorns


Great Lakes Brewery of Toronto, ON have always embraced the craft beer culture and collaboration. Years ago when I was just starting out in the brewing industry we collaborated and came up with what we thought was a great idea for a pilot batch saison which would embrace lime zest, peppercorns, and the lemon-lime character of Sorachi Ace hops. We liked it so much, we thought it’d be great to brew it here at the Brewhouse years later. A lot of limes were zested that day. A lot.

Tasting Notes

A hazy amber with copper hues and a rocky white head. The aroma is bursting with that bright peppery, spicy, funky, light barnyard, and lime zest from the yeast and sorachi ace hops. The flavour has a nice malt character to balance out the acidity and dryness of the beer, a lot of lime character on the finish and just a light peppery finish. This is bone dry and leaves you wanting more. So easy to sip and contemplate the complex flavours and aromas.



Food Pairings

Goat cheese, Caesar salad, Seared trout

Tech Specs

Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Wheat, Rye, Acidulated, Carafa III
Hops: Sorachi Ace, Citra
Yeast: American Ale
Other: Turbinado Sugar, Lime Zest, Peppercorns
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 28
SRM: 11.7
O.G.: 13.6o
P F.G.: 1.8oP