TORONTO, ON – Left Field Brewery has announced the release of a new beer brewed in collaboration with Luc “Bim” Lafontaine, owner and brewer of Godspeed Brewery which will be opening several blocks from Left Field later this year.
Le Voisin – which translates to “the neighbour” – is a 6.4% abv and 40 IBU pale ale brewed with citrus and fermented with Saccharomyces trois yeast. Left Field brewer Rob Welch describes it as follows:
We started with a simple grist of Canadian malt and unmalted wheat. In the brewhouse, we combined Columbus and Centennial hops with a mix of citrus zests: Japanese yuzu, orange, grapefruit and lime. During the fermentation we added a second dose of fruit zest and dry hopped the beer with tropically-accented El Dorado. This beer underwent an extended and warm fermentation with Saccharomyces trois, a recently domesticated wild yeast strain, that contributes a distinctive set of aromatic compounds and a gentle tartness.
Le Voisin gushes with aromas of vibrant, candy-like citrus. The blend of fruit zests mingles with pineapple and evergreen, before giving way to rustic impressions of chamomile, wildflower honey and anise. This beer is tart and dry, with an angular bitterness and succinct finish.
Le Voisin is available starting today (May 5th) in the Left Field bottle shop and taproom.