TORONTO, ON – Eight months after it was originally announced, the second release from Bush Pilot Brewing – a gypsy brewery launched last year by Vlado and Liliana Pavicic of import agency Roland + Russell – is finally available to Ontario craft beer drinkers.
Named after the Noorduyn Norseman, a legendary bush plane that was in production from 1935 to 1959, Bush Pilot Norseman is a barrel-aged 14.5% abv Eisbock that was created in partnership with Nøgne Ø co-founder Kjetil Jikiun who is a Norseman himself, as well as a trained pilot.
Working together with Ryan Morrow, head brewer at Nickel Brook Brewing, the team brewed the base beer in May 2013, ice distilled it in July 2013, and then transferred it to French Armagnac barrels for ten months of aging. The result is now available in a limited release at select LCBO outlets.
More details on the beer and the plane that inspired it can be found on the Norseman page on the Bush Pilot website.