Upper Reaches Pale Ale is a 6% abv ale brewed with spruce tips and peaches that was developed in collaboration with Central City Brewing in Surrey, British Columbia.
The first version of the beer was brewed when Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne and brewer Kevin James visited Central City, and it was included in the Red Racer Across the Nation Collaboration Mix Pack, which features collaborative beers between Central City and a dozen breweries from across Canada.
For the Beau’s release, Central City brewmaster Gary Lohin visited Beau’s to brew a fully organic version of the recipe. The result is described as follows:
Upper Reaches pours clear copper with a white head. The aroma offers big stone fruit notes that are contrasted by sprucey-peppery notes. The flavour imparts juicy peach that is balanced out by tingly resin inflections. The finish is dry and slightly tannic.
As with all beers in the Beau’s Ottawa 2017 series, a portion of sales will be donated to a charity, with the recipient in this case being the Trans Canada Trail Foundation, which helps develop recreational trails throughout Canada.
Upper Reaches will be available in a 600 ml bottles at the Beau’s brewery store and BYBO delivery service; on tap at select bars, restaurants, and events in Ontario, as well as LCBO growler stations in Ottawa and Toronto; and in bottles at select liquor stores in British Columbia. It will also be a feature beer at the Canada Day celebration taking place at Beau’s on July 1st, where representatives from Central City/Red Racer will also be in attendance.