Bog Water

Beau’s 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, slight 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. Bog Water is Beau’s original foray into the world of gruits. Returning just in time for winter, this intricate, fruity ale is the perfect companion to an evening spent by the fireplace.

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 simcoe
  • YEAST: Monastery ale
  • IBU’S: 10
  • OG: 14.1° P
  • FG: 2.0° P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 6-8° C
  • GLASSWARE: Brussels