La Formidable is an American-Belgo IPA, a relatively new hybrid beer style that crosses bold, citrusy American-style hop aromas with the signature fruity, spicy and earthy elements of Belgian yeast.
6.9% • B-Side Brewing Label
“At Gigantic, we hold ourselves to a simple principle – Never Give an Inch. We vow to start small and (stubbornly) stay small, focusing our efforts on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer. When you drink Gigantic, know that we didn’t just put our names on the label – our effort, imagination, and dry wit are in every bottle.”
– Ben Love & Van Havig
Gigantic is the second artist to sign onto B-Side Brewing Label, and part of a portfolio of international brands of excellence being produced fresh and locally for the Ontario market.
History & Style
Gigantic Brewing Company is an independent, artisanal brewery located in the Southeast quadrant of the Peoples Republic of Portland. Brewer/Owners Ben Love and Van Havig are veterans of the Oregon brewing community, and have developed this new recipe exclusively for the B-Side Brewing Label.
La Formidable is a hazy golden ale that exudes appetizing aromas of grapefruit and orange, along with light piney notes and white pepper. The flavour offers a firm but balanced bitterness that is complemented by citrus fruitiness. The finish is spicy with earthy undertones.
Tuna tartar with chilies & citrus, peppery chicken liver paté with juniper; Mushroom, sharp cheddar & barley risotto; Roasted pears with caramel & almonds, Creamy blue cheeses like Gorgonzola or Bleu Benedectin from Quebec
- ALC/VOL: 6.9%
- INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malts, Organic Hops, Brewer’s Yeast.
- MALTS: Organic Pale Ale, Organic Munich
- HOPS: Cascade, Rakau, Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Gem, Perle (all organic)
- YEAST: Trappist Ale
- IBU’S: 60
- OG: 15.0
- FG: 2.0
- SERVING TEMP.: 6-10° C
- GLASSWARE: Toscana