Cross Pollination is a 5.4% abv “bee-friendly farmhouse ale” created in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation in support of The Butterflyway Project, which “aids Canada’s declining pollinator populations — bees and butterflies — by establishing networks of wildflower patches in neighbourhoods throughout Canada.”
The beer is described as follows:
As bee balm is one of the most immediately recognizable pollinating plants, Beau’s sourced organic essential bee balm oil from Quebec to use in Cross Pollination. Along with organic honey, the bee balm lends sweet, floral notes to the beer’s aroma, characteristics that are complemented by the chosen style, a fruity and slightly peppery Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Cross Pollination pours hazy gold with a white foam and finishes clean, with wildflower reverberations. The use of traditional Belgian Saison yeast imparts a mild spice character to the beer.
Cross Pollination is available starting today (June 1st) in 600 ml bottles at the Beau’s brewery store and BYBO delivery service, and on tap at select bars and restaurants in Ontario.