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.
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.
Goat cheese, Caesar salad, Seared trout
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Wheat, Rye, Acidulated, Carafa III
Hops: Sorachi Ace, Citra
Yeast: American Ale
Other: Turbinado Sugar, Lime Zest, Peppercorns
P F.G.: 1.8oP
Kentucky Common Pale Ale
In collaboration with Left Field Brewery
The Kentucky Common is a beer which originated in Louisville Kentucky around the 1850’s until prohibition. “Common” referred to the lower alcohol content and these beers were always consumed fresh. This beer style is not commonly brewed and it seemed like a fitting beer style to brew in collaboration with our good friends at Left Field Brewery in Toronto, Ontario.
A rich deep copper colour with a tight white head with a light sweetness on the nose and caramel malt with very low hop aroma. The flavour is balanced and clean, with just a nice sweetness and moderate earthy bitterness. The beer finishes very clean and semi-sweet.
Shaker/Nonic / Willi
Roasted Chicken, corned beef poutine
Malts: Pale Ale, Flaked Corn, Malted Rye, Carabohemian, Carafa II, Acidulated
Yeast: American Ale
IBU: 27 SRM: 15.8
P F.G.: 3oP
Blackheart Belgian Cherry Stout
In collaboration with Indie Ale House
A big full bodied stout brewed with a Belgian yeast and infused with a whole lot of fresh Canadian sour cherries. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasts malts, spices, plums, figs and cherries. There is an up-front chocolate sweetness following with more cocoa, and figs all wrapped around tart cherries.
Snifter / tulip
Blackforest cake, brisket
Malts: Pilsner, Munich II, Roasted Barley, Carafa III
Hops: Summit, Perle
Yeast: Belgian Ale
Mild English Ale
In collaboration with MacLeans Brewery
Mild Ales began in Britain to describe young beer and slowly transformed into a darker coloured ale, lightly hopped, lower in alcohol, yet still very full of flavour. This was the perfect beer to brew in collaboration with Maclean’s Ales as Charles specializes in English Ales. We also used local Fuggle hops from Clear Valley Farms in Nottawa. This is a great session ale with lots of flavour to dissect if need be.
A deep rusty brown with red hues and a light off white head. The aromas have a sweet pale malt character with hints of roast and a fruity ale yeast. This full bodied ale has a lot of nutty and caramel notes with touches of roast and a semi-sweet finish.
Nonic / Pint
Curry, Fish and Chips, Sharp cheddar
Malts: Maris Otter, Munich II, Carafa II
Yeast: English Ale