Bog Water

Bog Water gruit is brewed with hand-harvested organic bog myrtle (a deciduous shrub native to Northern Ontario and Québec.) The bog myrtle contributes a sweet aroma, balanced bitterness, and herbal, spicy notes suggestive of a digestif. A Belgian yeast profile makes Bog Water a very complex and contemplative winter ale.

Gruit Ale
6.6% • Gruit Series

History & Style

Beau’s Gruit Series takes inspiration from centuries-old brewing tradition; a time before the Bavarian Purity Act of 1516 that declared that all beer be made solely with barley, hops, and water. In gruit ale, herbs, spices and other botanicals replace a dominant hop character, throwing open the door to experimentation. Each gruit in this series will have a unique combination of ingredients and flavours.

Tasting Notes

Bog Water is malty, with a plum-like fruitiness that is offset by spicy, earthy bitterness. A sweet aroma leads into herbal bog myrtle notes, and a mild taste of cola.

Food Pairings

Sweet & sour beef short ribs with plum-based BBQ sauce; dry blue cheeses like Glengarry Celtic Blue or Ermite from Québec; grilled smoked sausage with fruit chutney.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 6.6%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley malts, organic bog myrtle, organic hops, brewer’s yeast.
  • MALTS: Pilsner, munich, caraaroma, acidulated, carafa (all organic)
  • HOPS: Organic perle
  • YEAST: Monastery ale
  • IBU’S: 17
  • OG: 14.0° P
  • FG: 2.0° P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 8-12° C
  • GLASSWARE: Brussels
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