VANKLEEK HILL, ON – Beau’s All Natural Brewing has announced that a beer inspired by the “happy accident” that befell the very first batch of its flagship Lug Tread ale will be returning this week after a couple of past limited edition releases.
Haters Gonna Hate is an 8% abv “Imperial Kölsch” with the following tasting notes:
Haters Gonna Hate is unfiltered, strong, and has a golden-orange hue. The aroma is tropical, suggesting mango and papaya, and is enhanced with mildly musky Nelson-Sauvin hops. A clean malt presence allows for full display of the hop-driven fruit flavours, and balanced, moderately high bitterness.
As for the name, it has its own backstory:
The concept behind the beer is a tribute to Batch #1 of Lug Tread. Due to some faulty beer-making equipment, it ended up accidentally “imperialized” – that is, brewed to higher strength and intensity than intended. With the release of Haters Gonna Hate, Beau’s has opted to recreate this happy accident on purpose. In fact, the name of the beer is a bit of a cheeky tribute to those events as well.
“We had this super-strong, intensely flavoured beer that was not at all what we had said Lug Tread would be like, but it tasted too good not to share. Plus everyone was waiting to taste our first batch!” explains Steve Beauchesne, who co-founded Beau’s with his dad, Tim. “We received some criticism in online beer forums for releasing it, but we firmly believed that despite the “haters hating,” it was still a great beer.”
Haters Gonna Hate will be released tomorrow (May 5th) and will be available for the next two months at the Beau’s retail store and BYBO delivery service, LCBO locations in Ontario, and select grocery and corner stores in Quebec.