Harvest Ale / Wet Hop Ale / Belgian Harvest Ale w/ Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy a blend of organic wet hops were picked at Bighead Hops for this unique Belgian style harvest ale. Along with the wet hops sweet potatoes were roasted and added to the mash. This is a burnt orange beer with spicy aromas, bright tropical fruit, some underlying earthy tones and light caramel tones. The flavour is full of those big oily wet hops, light fruity esters, caramelized sugar, and spices, while finishing bone dry. Strange how the night moves with autumn closing in.
A hazy burnt orange with a white rocky head with aromas of lemon drops, fruity esters, some caramelized sugars, and light earthy tones. The flavour is delicate and complex with notes of caramelized sugar, light citrus, some orange pith, and a big oily mouthfeel that finishes super dry.
Beet burger, trout, fi n’ chi
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat, Carared
Hops: Organic Saaz, Columbus, Cascade, Fuggles, Chinook
Yeast: Belgian Ale
Sour Ale w/ Haskap Berries
Sour Ales have started growing in popularity throughout North America over the past decade. This beer was produced using a technique called “kettle souring” which is simply lowering the pH of the wort and adding a lactobacillus culture to give this a pleasant tartness. This would be a perfect base beer to compliment the beautiful tart and sweet flavours of haskap berries from Oliver Farms, Vineyard and Haskap Orchard in Meaford, Ontario.
A bright pink with red hues and a tight white head. The aromas boast a nice berry sweetness reminiscent of a blend of blueberries and raspberries. The flavour is very light with a nice sweetness followed by a light and sharp lactic acidity balanced by a mild bready character. This is very dry and light.
Beet Salad, trout, goat cheese
Malts: Pilsner, Carahell, Wheat, Acidulated
Yeast: American Ale
Other: Lacto-culture, Fresh Haskap Berries
Here lies Old Smokey, once lost but never forgotten. This beer originated in Grodzisk in Poland and is generally referred to as a Gratzer which means, “from Gratz” the German name given to the town. This is a unique style using 100% oak smoked wheat malt, being highly hopped, and ranging between 3-3.5%abv. The style has mentions as early as the 15th Century and really gained popularity in the 18th Century. In 1994 the brewery still producing the Gratzer was purchased by another brewery and soon after closed it’s doors with no other breweries continuing to brew this style of beer.
This is a hazy straw coloured beer with a rocky white head boasting aromas of campfire and undertones of doughy wheat. The flavour is very light with notes of apple, pear, more of that doughy wheat character, and a lovely bitterness that cuts clean with lingering smoke. The high carbonation makes this very dry beer extremely drinkable.
Smoked wings, sweet apple bbq ribs, arugula salad with brie.
Malts: Oak Smoked Wheat Malt
The harvest season is a beautiful time of year to celebrate the dedication and passion of our local farmers by creating a harvest ale using the fruits of their labour. Beetroot from Roy’L Acres and organic wet hops straight from the vines at Bighead Hops. This is just a fun spin on tradition. A defined ale showcasing a little terroir of Georgian Bay.
A beautiful crimson red with a slight pink head showing off aromas of orange rind, lemongrass, pine, and a nice caramelized sugar. The flavour encompasses a lot of the earthy sweetness from the roasted golden and red beetroot balanced by the organic oily wet hops. This beer is nice and dry.
Goat cheese, cranberries, pickled beets
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Pale Wheat, Carawheat, Rye
Hops: Organic Centennial, Organic Columbus
Other: Golden beetroot, Red Beetroot
Milk Run is that first run of the day out on unchartered fresh powder summed up in an opaque, velvety, and creamy beer. History made it easy to create the perfect breakfast beer by adding a load of fresh ground coffee from Ashanti Coffee Estate, Collingwood’s local coffee roaster. Lactose is unfermentable by brewer’s yeast creating a smooth, creamy mouthfeel of mingling natural coffee, chocolate and roast flavours from the malts. A beer for those who wake up early …or stay up a little late.
An opaque beer with a thick tan head. The aroma is fresh ground coffee, unsweetened cocoa, and hints of vanilla. The flavour is a rich mocha flavoured coffee, lots of lingering cocoa, and a light sweet finish, but not too sweet. It is a rich creamy beer with the lactose sugar, but it has the same satisfaction of drinking a fresh brewed cup of coffee.