De Novo II – following on last year’s 1st anniversary release of De Novo – was originally due out on June 29th, but was held back for further bottle conditioning, and will now be released on Thursday July 20th. The beer is described as follows:
De Novo II is a hand-bottled farmhouse saison, a special Belgian style beer with no two alike. Known for its complex flavours with a dry finish, and ours is no exception. We used a simple ingredient list of Maritime malt, a sacch and brett yeast blend from a lab in Ontario and New Brunswick Goldings hops. These contribute light candy and funky flavours, with just enough bitterness and hops. Over time, the brett will continue to consume the remaining sugars, making the beer even more dry and funky.
De Novo II will be released Thursday in a limited run of 750 ml bottles available exclusively at the Upstreet taproom and retail store. The release party running from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM will also feature DJs, cake, and “high fives with the team!” For more details, see the Facebook event listing.