BAYSVILLE, ON – After it received a brief mention in the latest Lake of Bays Brewing newsletter, Troy Burtch of Great Canadian Beer Blog followed up and got the scoop on the brewery’s newest seasonal release, Lake of Bays IPA.
Based on an email from brewery president Darren Smith, Burtch was able to share some details on the new beer’s recipe – including the use of Magnum, Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial hops – as well as the plans to release the IPA via select LCBO outlets in the same 750 ml bottles used to package the Lake of Bays fall/winter seasonal Mocha Porter.
Smith also provided tasting notes for the beer, including the following excerpt:
Lake of Bays India Pale Ale is a moderately hopped IPA with an emphasis on hop flavour and aroma. It has a pleasing malt character with notes of caramel and roasted barley to balance out the hops. All in all, a refined take on this popular North American style. The aim with the IPA, as with all of our beers, is for it to represent a superb example within the IPA category.
Lake of Bays IPA will be officially released at the LCBO on April 1st, although preview casks and kegs will appear soon at select bars and restaurants in Ontario. It will remain available until September, when Mocha Porter is expected to return for a third year.