TORONTO, ON – Bellwoods Brewery has announced the 2023 vintage of its annual anniversary beer, with this year’s edition marking the brewery’s 11th birthday.
Motley Cru 2023:
If you’re new to these parts, Motley Cru is not one particular style but rather a catch-all designation for our anniversary beer — often made with a blend of our favourite barrels of the moment. To create the 2023 version, we started with spontaneously inoculated wort (ie, beer fermented with wild yeast), aged it for 18 months in neutral oak (some in barrels, some in foeders), blended it with a small portion of young beer to enhance brightness, and conditioned it on fruit (raspberry and cab franc grapes) to impart tart, complementary flavours.
Motley Cru 2023 will be released on Saturday April 8th at both Bellwoods retail locations and the brewery’s online shop. The Ossington brewpub will also be offering free cupcakes to the first 250 customers, and the “draft list will be STACKED” in the taproom, while the Hafis Road location will be featuring Motley Cru bottle pours at the bar.
Source & Photo: Bellwoods Brewery