Boldly hoppy India Pale Ale offers up orangey citrus organic hops balanced by a cooling, refreshing blend of peppermint, spearmint and lemon balm
A new beer from Beau’s Brewery will be tapped beginning Thursday Feb. 9 at more than 200 restaurants and pubs in Ontario and Québec, to launch Week 2 of Beau’s feBREWary, a month-long winter craft beer celebration. Called Embittermint, this 6.7% India Pale Ale gets a refreshing twist from the addition of organic peppermint, spearmint, and lemon balm.
“The aroma is a combination of orangey citrus and muddled mint – it immediately had me thinking mortar-and-pestle mojito,” says Beau’s Brewmaster Matthew O’Hara. Embittermint is medium-bodied, with an explosion of julep-y flavour that is offset by a blend of three mints. The finish, according to O’Hara, is “long-lasting and refreshing.”
Beau’s Chef Bruce has designed a lamb and minted raita food pairing to complement Embittermint, and will be serving it this weekend at the Vankleek Hill brewery. The weekend will also feature samples of cask-conditioned Embittermint, activities and prizes for guests, as well as free tours and samples of the beers on offer. Limited quantities of Embittermint will be available for purchase in 600 ml bottles in the brewery retail shop (as well as select corner stores and supermarkets in Québec), beginning Feb. 9.
FeBREWary 2016 is Beau’s All Natural’s 5th annual month-long beer event designed to “Give Old Man Winter a kick in the snowpants.” Next week’s feBREWary release is Farm Table: Pils (North German Style Pilsner), a traditional Pilsner with the herbal, hoppy characteristics of those brewed in Northern Germany. A full list of participating feBREWary restaurants in Ontario and Québec and details on all the upcoming feBREWary beers are also available online at www.beaus.ca/feBREWary.