VANKLEEK HILL, ON – Beau’s All Natural Brewing has announced details of the first in a series of twelve collaborative beers that will be released on a monthly basis as part of the brewery’s partnership with Ottawa 2017.
Created in collaboration with Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, 49° 54° is a myrrh-smoked gose named after the longitude and latitude of Fogo Island. The 6.7% abv beer is described as follows:
To create this unique beer, a team from Beau’s travelled to Fogo Island to brainstorm recipe ideas with chefs from Fogo Island Inn, and to see what locally foraged ingredients would be suited to brewing. Hand-picked partridgeberries (a tart berry native to the island) went into the brew, along with torrified bark from Fogo Island paper birch trees. The wheat malt used in the 49° 54° beer was smoked using Island myrrh (hardened tree sap collected from local fir, spruce and pine). And finally, a touch of brine comes courtesy of sea salt harvested by chefs at Fogo Island Inn and shared with the Beau’s brewing team.
49° 54° is available now in a limited run of 600 ml bottles at the Beau’s brewery store and select bars and restaurants in Ontario. It will also be available at Fogo Island Inn starting on February 5th. A portion of sales will be donated to Shorefast Foundation, a charity dedicated to “strengthening the communities, cultural heritage and local economy of Fogo Island.”
See below for a video documenting the making of 49° 54°.