VANKLEEK HILL, ON – Beau’s All Natural Brewing has announced details of the next in its quarterly series of seasonal gruits, an ancient style of herbal beer that the brewery has been instrumental in reviving in recent years.
Released quarterly on each seasonal solstice and equinox, the Beau’s Gruit Series is continuing for spring with the return of Original Gruit, which was previously available for the 2015 edition of International Gruit Day.
Brewed using Labrador tea, bog myrtle and yarrow, Original Gruit is a 6.3% abv ale with the following tasting notes:
This deep gold, slightly hazy gruit has a mildly citrusy, herbal aroma with some malt notes. The flavour is balanced between malty sweetness and herbal bitterness. The finish is medium-long with lingering tannins and a hint of spice.
In parallel to the main series, Beau’s is also running an Imperial Gruit Series, featuring limited edition beers “based on the other gruits in the series, but intensified versions that have bolder flavours and higher alcohol strength.”
The spring release in the Imperial series is Grandmaster O.G., a 8% abv variation on Original Gruit that is described as follows:
Grandmaster O.G. pours deep gold with white foam. An assertive sweet, floral, citrusy and somewhat piney aroma is displayed. The flavour is herbaceous, mildly sweet and slightly peppery. Grandmaster O.G. is medium-bodied, lightly tannic and has a lingering, herbal finish.
Original Gruit and Grandmaster O.G. will be launched on March 20th at the Beau’s retail store and BYBO delivery service. Original Gruit will also be available at LCBO locations in Ontario and select beer retailers in Quebec, while Grandmaster O.G. will remain exclusive to the brewery.