MONTRÉAL, QC – Université de Montréal has announced the release of a beer brewed with ingredients harvested on campus.
Sur la Montagne (5% abv) – which translates to “On the Mountain” in reference to Mount Royal – is an amber-blond ale that was brewed at Brasserie Onze Comtés in Cookshire-Eaton, 180 km east on Montréal. It was created using around 30 kg of honey from six beehives housed on campus, as well as hops grown on Mount Royal.
“We wanted to have a very special beer with the identity of the mountain,” said Pascal Prouteau, the university’s director of housing, hospitality, and catering, in an interview with CBC News. “Everything is organic because you can’t have pesticides on the mountain. So this is a guarantee for us.”
Sur la Montagne is available now in 473 ml cans at Cafeteria Chez Valère in the university’s Pavillon Jean-Brilliant.
Source & Photo: CBC News