BURLINGTON, ON – Nickel Brook Brewing has announced that a beer previously available on a limited basis at the brewery and as part of this summer’s Funk 101 sampler pack is now being distributed to retail stores across Ontario on a year-round basis.
Uncommon Element Brett Pale Ale (5.2% abv, 38 IBU) is described as follows:
The beer, which won Gold at this year’s Canadian Brewing Awards, is one of the first LCBO listings in the growing craft beer niche known as “Funk and Sour” or “Wild Ales”, beers fermented with non-traditional yeast and bacteria and often aged in oak barrels. Uncommon Element is 100% fermented with Brettanomyces Drei, a yeast known for imparting complex aromas and flavours not found in traditional beer styles.
“We want to give people a better idea of what wild yeasts can bring to a beer, and what we mean when we call a beer ‘funky’” says brewer Patrick Howell. “Using a style that so many people know and love, a Pale Ale, and fermenting it with 100% Brett, gives beer drinkers a chance to really taste and smell the yeast at work.”
Nickel Brook Uncommon Element is available starting this week at select LCBO and grocery store locations throughout the province. It is currently being offered in 375 ml bottles, but will be shifting to 500 ml bottles in the near future.