VANKLEEK HILL, ON – This year’s edition of Bog•Water, the annual winter seasonal ale from Beau’s All Natural Brewing, is now available
The malt and yeast profile of Bog•Water is that of a Belgian Dubble, a very contemplative and complex ale, with an added and interesting twist – instead of hops, Beau’s uses a wild harvested herb known as bog myrtle, which was used in brewing extensively until the 1500s.
Harvested by an Algonquin native from the wilds of northern Quebec, Beau’s uses the entire bog myrtle plant as each portion adds to the brews distinct flavour and aroma – strong herbal tones coming from the branch, bitterness from the leaf and the cone providing a peppery spice. All working together to provide a malty, plum-like fruitiness that is offset by spicy, earthy bitterness and pairs great with foods like Roquefort cheese, Kielbasa or even a banana split.
Bog•Water will be available until March 3rd, 2011 in bottles at the Beau’s retail store, and on tap at select bars and restaurants throughout eastern and southern Ontario.