BLAINVILLE, QC – Les Brasseurs du Nord, brewer of the Boréale brand portfolio, has recently added an India Pale Ale to its line-up, and has launched a new series of seasonal brews made almost exclusively with Québec-grown ingredients.
Boréale IPA, brewed to 6.2% abv and 50 IBU, was first released in April and is described as follows:
An amber-colored brew brimming with hops that will make your palate discover the characteristic bitterness of hops, as much as its floral aromas. Upon tasting, this bitterness joins itself beautifully to the delicate malt flavors as well as the heat of the alcohol to give an overall complex and integrated beer. Furthermore, our India Pale Ale is unfiltered in order to maintain maximum flavor.
The first two beers in the Cuvée Boréale seasonal series followed in May – Cuvée Boréale Pommes et Canneberges and Cuvée Boréale Bleuets Sauvages. The former is made with honey, apples and cranberries, and the latter with pure blueberry and cranberry juices, all sourced from within the province. Locally produced malt was also used in both beers, leaving hops as the only ingredient coming from elsewhere due to the lack of commercial hop production in Québec.
Boréale IPA is available exclusively on draught at select bars and restaurants in Québec, while the Cuvée Boréale beers are offered in both bottle and keg formats.