Life, The Universe and Everything

“Life, the Universe and Everything” was brewed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Zaphod’s, a seminal institution of the Ottawa live music scene. This infinitely improbable pale ale is our answer to the the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything – arriving at 4.2% ABV, of course. Offers the zing of citrus flavours, with a finish of pleasant pine.

Pale Ale
4.2% • Zaphod's 25th Anniversary Beer

History & Style

Session pale ales are brewed to lower original gravities than their traditional pale ale cousins, resulting in lowering their alcohol content while retaining robust flavour and aroma. Made with 100% Ontario-grown hops!

Tasting Notes

“Life, the Universe and Everything” pours hazy gold with a white foam. The aroma is lightly grapefruity with some resinous notes. Brisk and light-bodied, this ale offers the zing of citrus flavours, with a finish of pleasant pine.

Food Pairings

Buttermilk fried chicken with chili-spiked maple syrup, jerk-spiced pork shoulder chops, blackened snapper, sheep’s milk feta, Gorgonzola dolce.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 4.2%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley malts, organic hops, brewer's yeast. Malts: Pale Ale, Pilsner, Vienna, Carafoam, Acidulated (all organic)
  • MALTS: Pale Ale, Pilsner, Vienna, Carafoam, Acidulated (all organic)
  • HOPS: Cascade, Chinook, Centennial (all organic)
  • YEAST: German Ale
  • IBU’S: 20
  • OG: 9.8° P
  • FG: 1.8° P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 4-6° C
  • GLASSWARE: Shaker