OTTAWA, ON – Clocktower Brew Pub has announced the return of two limited run beers, one a regular autumn seasonal, and the other the second batch of a collaboration with a local knife shop.
Back for its annual visit is The Pumpkin, a 5% abv ale made with fall spices and real pumpkin. It has the following tasting notes:
The colour of the Pumpkin Ale is dark orange to amber, which makes it close to the colour of roasted pumpkin. The flavours and aromas in the beer are quite delicate. When it is left to simmer in the mouth for a moment or two, the distinct spice notes burst forth. The initial flavour is somewhat sweet, but that only lasts for a moment, as the taste of pumpkin and spice fill up the palate. It has very little after taste although it does leave a dry tingle on the tongue after the initial sip.
Returning for a second run after an initial release in late 2013 is Tongue Cutter, a 5.5% abv and 70 IBU West Coast style IPA brewed in collaboration with the Ottawa location of Japansese cutlery shop Knifewear. It’s described as follows:
This is the hoppiest beer that we make, with more hop flavours than our popular winter IPA. What distinguishes Tongue Cutter IPA from our Clocktower IPA is the use of West Coast citrus hops creating a distinct grapefruit and passion fruit flavour. The malt profile is slightly sweeter to balance off the hoppy bitterness at the finish.
Both beers are available now on tap at all Clocktower locations, and in 650 ml bomber bottles at the Glebe location.