With the warm weeks of summer just around the corner, Canada’s Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. is keeping customer attention by releasing three beers to mark the changing of the seasons. Of these three releases, two are appearing in Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) stores across the province.
The first is Beau’s summer offering, Festivale Altbier. Back for a fifth year, this amber ale displays a rich amber hue and provides assertive malt and hop flavors. Festivale pairs perfectly with nutty cheeses, grilled pork and long summer days. Sold in single-serve 600-ml bottles, Festivale will be available for a price of $4.35. In 2009, Festivale won Gold at Mondial de la Bière in Strasbourg, France.
Beau’s also welcomes the return of Festivale Plus Sticke Alt; a stronger, bolder, oak-aged version of the aforementioned summer seasonal. Festivale Plus features a decidedly robust yet balanced blend of clean, crisp and bready malts, with an assertive hop backbone. Beau’s brewmaster Matthew O’Hara suggests the beer as the perfect accompaniment to barbequed ribs, smoked Gouda or crème brûlée. Beau’s first released Festivale Plus in 2010 and sold out of the entire batch in only one day. This time around, Festivale Plus is available in 600-ml bottles for $7.85. Festivale Altbier and Festivale Plus Sticke Alt are both now available at the LCBO.
“It’s a great treat when multiple releases coincide. It’s kind of like having your birthday on Christmas Eve. There is so much to celebrate,” remarked Beau’s co-founder, Steve Beauchesne.
Finally, Beau’s releases the latest beer in their Pro-Am Series: a Belgian IPA named Rudolphus VI. The beer presents notes of tropical and citrus fruit, accents of pine and hints of clove. The bitterness is complemented by tropical fruit notes like star fruit, orange and unripened peach. To enhance the flavor further, O’Hara suggests barbequed chorizo or a spicy Thai curry for pairing. The Pro-Am Series are beers designed by talented and innovative homebrewers. Rudolphus VI was developed by 2012 National Capital Craft Beer Week Best of Show winner Joey Kilbride. This offering is available in 600-ml bottles direct from the brewery, for home delivery in Ottawa via BYBO and at select restaurants and pubs.
For a list of LCBO stores carrying Festivale Altbier and Festivale Plus Sticke Alt, visit www.lcbo.com.