Beau’s Releasing Official Beer for Polaris Music Prize


VANKLEEK HILL, ON & TORONTO, ONBeau’s All Natural Brewing and the Polaris Music Prize have announced a partnership that will see the brewery release the official beer for this year’s edition of the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Gala and related events.

Polaris Pale Ale has been brewed to “honour the artists and albums nominated for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize, and to offer a tip of the hat to the uniquely Canadian award for artistic merit.” It’s further described as follows:

Polaris Pale Ale is brewed with 40 kilograms of wild-harvested spruce tips, Québec-grown hops, and Ontario wheat. The 5% ABV ale pours a light orange with a frothy white head. A predominantly woodland aroma of spruce is complemented by subtle notes of citrusy hops. The flavour is mildly peppery, and zesty spruce is echoed here too. A medium malt backbone holds it all in place, and the finish is clean and snappy.

Polaris Pale Ale will be served at the Polaris Music Prize Gala on September 19th at The Carlu in Toronto, as well as at the industry pre-party at Drake One Fifty, and public viewing parties at the Drake Hotel in Toronto and the Drake Devonshire Inn in Prince Edward County.

A limited run of 600 ml bottles of Polaris Pale Ale will be released in late September via the Beau’s retail store and BYOB delivery service, as well as select retailers in Quebec.

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