REGINA, SK – Rebellion Brewing has announced the release of a new beer that uses a unique local ingredient as an important part of its recipe.
As the name suggests, Lentil Cream Ale is made with lentils – specially, Saskatchewan-grown King Red Lentils – as 20 percent of its grain bill, contributing a “richness and depth of flavour, as well as a creamy well rounded body” to the 4% abv ale.
The idea for Lentil Cream Ale came about when Rebellion brewmaster Mark Heise was given lentils by his cousin who works for AGT Foods, a local company that processes and sells various agricultural products. The resulting beer is described as follows:
It is pale yellow in colour and naturally hazy like an unfiltered wheat beer. There is a subtle earthiness from the lentils that compliments the crisp graininess of the barley. The bitterness and hop flavour is restrained, but drinkers will find a refreshing lemon citrus note from the clean ale yeast. Lentil Cream Ale not only proves that great beer can be made from lentils, but refreshing light beer can also have flavour.
Lentil Cream Ale is available now at the Rebellion tap room in Regina and Louis’ Pub in Saskatoon, with a wider roll-out planned for December.
For more details, see the beer’s website at lentilbeer.com.