Bellwoods Announces May Release Schedule, Including Motley Cru 2016

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TORONTO, ONBellwoods Brewery has announced release dates and other details for three beers that will be available in its retail shop and at select licensees this month.

Out today (May 6th) is a bottle release of Jelly King, a 5.4% abv dry-hopped sour ale that was on tap in the brewpub a few weeks ago. It’s described as follows:

This mixed fermentation ale was soured with a 5-strain house blend of lactobacillus, and heavily dry-hopped with citra. The result is juicy, sour, and thirst-quenching. Lots of fuzzy peach, tangerine, and cedar hop aroma and flavours with very low bitterness.

Following on Saturday May 14th is the always anticipated anniversary beer Motley Cru, a release that has drawn long line ups in past years – although with a production run of around 5000 bottles for the 2016 edition, the brewery notes that “this year doesn’t need to be a line up bonanza (as flattering as that might be).”

Full details on this year’s version of Motley Cru will be announced next week, but one bit of info that has been confirmed is that it was fermented entirely wild yeast from vineyards in Niagara Region.

Also out on the 14th will be a new batch of Grandma’s Boy, a barrel-aged blended ale aged on Niagara-grown Shiro plums. More information about this year’s version of Grandma’s Boy will be posted on the Bellwoods website today.

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