VANKLEEK HILL, ON – The next stage in FeBREWary, a month-long series of beer releases and events from Beau’s All Natural Brewing, takes place this week with the release of Mates With Dates, the latest in the brewery’s Wild Oats series of one-off and experimental beers.
Brewed as a collaboration between Beau’s brewmaster Matthew O’Hara and UK-based master brewer and All Beer founder Alex Barlow, Mates With Dates is described as follows:
Mates with Dates is a truly experimental offering. The base beer is loosely modeled on an English brown ale. After the first fermentation we added crushed dates, cane sugar, more wort and Trappist Ale yeast to get a second fermentation going. The taste of dried fruit and spices are delicate but unmistakable in this luscious brown ale. Fruity to taste, then finishes dry.
To help launch the beer, Alex Barlow will be flying over from the UK for a trio of special events: a tasting night at Ottawa’s Arrow & Loon (99 Fifth Ave.) on February 8th; a Beau’s beer pairing dinner at The Blueberry Hill Bistro in Vankleek Hill on February 9th; and a tasting at WVRST in Toronto on February 10th.
Mates With Dates will be available for sale at the brewery and via Beau’s BYBO delivery service starting on Thursday February 9th.