CALEDON, ON – Farm-based brewery Badlands Brewing has announced the release of a new beer that marks a familial milestone.
150 Years of Hay (7.1% abv) is a farmhouse ale that celebrates the recent arrival of a plaque commemorating the fact that members of the family behind the brewery have been farming continuously in Ontario for 150 years.
Brewed using second cut hay – one of the few farm-grown ingredients available when the beer was made in December – it’s described as follows:
Upon being pouring into the glass, a large off-white head opens up your senses to notes of gentle citric fruit, spice and a hint of hay! As it hits your tongue, notes of clove and banana quickly present themselves before fading into light notes of dried fruit, minerality, and a lingering earthy, herbal character. This beer finishes bone dry but has some residual sweetness from the use of crystal malts and a surprisingly full, round, and gentle mouthfeel.
150 Years of Hay is a bottle-conditioned beer, and is available now at Bistro Riviere (82 Main Street, Erin). For more details including the full backstory of the plaque and how the beer was developed, see the release announcement on the Badlands website.