Turtle Island Brewing Debuts in Ottawa

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OTTAWA, ON – Keeping the promise made back in March of a summer launch, the first beer from Turtle Island Brewing debuted this past weekend at a scenic Ottawa bar and bistro.

Owner and brewer J.P. Fournier was on hand at 8 Locks’ Flat Canal Bistro on Sunday to reveal Dark Honey Brown, a 7.5% abv ale that is described as follows:

Turtle Island Dark Honey Brown pours a muddled copper hue with a moderate tan foam cap. Sweet, clean and natural aromas of honeycomb, clover, caramel and cereal grains invite the rich medium bodied deliciousness that follows. Organic honeys, pure maple syrup, brown sugar, refined molasses and toasted nuts with a slight stickiness on the lips and a soft playfulness in the mouth that isn’t cloying or clinging – lingering only for a moment before begging for another taste.

Dark Honey Brown will also be available starting today at the Arrow & Loon and Petit Bill’s Bistro, with plans to have it on tap in more Ottawa area establishments soon.

A second Turtle Island brand, Smash Cherry Ale, is also in the works, with both of them being brewed under contract at Broadhead Brewing while Fournier and his fiancée & partner Trish Watson move toward opening a permanent brewpub location.

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