Sanctuary (7.5% abv) is a bottle conditioned Saison brewed with the addition of Gewürztraminer grape must. It’s more fully described as follows:
The process started with Blasted Church pressing fresh Gewürztraminer grape must from their Okanagan Valley fall 2017 harvest. The must was then rushed to Steamworks brewery and added during fermentation within 24 hours. The beer was then bottle conditioned for over 2 months in a special facility kept at an optimal temperature. All of this effort has led to a truly unique and spectacular flavour profile. Subtle grape and fruit notes give way to an effervescent mouthfeel and dry finish with a floral yet mildly spicy saison character.
Sanctuary is available starting today in a limited run of 500 ml bottles at both Steamworks locations, with distribution to select liquor stores in British Columbia to follow soon.
[Photo from Steamworks Brewing email newsletter]