TORONTO, ON – Muddy York Brewing has announced the return of its take on a distinctive and rarely seen beer style.
The Legend of Bernard Grodziskie (3.5% abv):
Named after its city of origin, Grodzisk, the Grodziskie style is a highly carbonated, low-alcohol beer with a clear, pale golden colour, moderate bitterness, and a medium smoky aroma and flavour. Smoked malt, a Benedictine monk, and a touch of magical folklore are the mysterious ingredients in this historical Polish beer.
Bernard of Wabrzeźno, a Benedictine monk in the 15th century, prayed that the depleted well of Grodzisk be replenished so that the town-folk would be able to continue to produce beer – their primary source of income. Bernard’s prayers resulted in magically refilling the well water and purportedly giving it healing powers; curing any ill person who drank from it. The new Grodzisk-style beer produced using Bernard’s miraculous water was said to be superior to any they’d brewed before.
It’s Magic! Supernatural forces are at work here! We don’t make the rules! Are we suggesting that the East York water supply holds magical or medicinal properties too? Well, we’re not saying that it doesn’t. All we know is this refreshing, wheaty, “Polish Champagne Beer” is very bewitching.
The Legend of Bernard Grodziskie is available now in the Muddy York taproom, retail store, and online shop.
Source & Photo: Muddy York Brewing