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.
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 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.
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.
- 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