Party Line

Looks can be deceiving. Party Line gives the appearance of a blonde ale, but with the signature robust aroma and flavour of a stout. This imperial-strength ale is cold-aged with star anise, chicory, cacao nibs and Fairtrade Peruvian ‘Apu del Norte’ coffee from our friends at Bridgehead.

Blonde Imperial Stout
9 % •

History & Style:

Known for its strong alcohol content and roasted malt character, the imperial stout was first brewed in the 18th century in England for export to Russia. Like most stouts, the imperial stout is also traditionally known for its dark colour. Party Line defies tradition, with its deceptive blonde appearance but true stout taste. Could it have something to do with the Bridgehead coffee and cacao nibs? It just might.

Tasting Notes:

Party Line pours deep gold with a white foam. There are coffee and cacao notes in the aroma with herbal undertones. Coffee and cacao are also pronounced in the flavour. A slight licorice note adds to the complexity as well as earthy tones. The finish is long and rich.

Food Pairings:

Hoisin & soya glazed pork belly; five spice & kosher salt dry rubbed pork ribs; chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto with balsamic & butter glaze; espresso & cocoa rubbed duck breast; blue cheeses like Bleu L’Ermite or Dragon’s Breath; Le Mamirolle cheese.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 9 %
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, barley malts*, oats*, hops*, cacao nibs*, Fairtrade Peruvian 'Apu del Norte' coffee*, star anise*, chicory root*, brewer's yeast (*organic).
  • MALTS: Pale Ale, Munich, Carafoam, Flaked Oats, Acidulated
  • HOPS: Pacific Gem, Ontario Chinook, Ontario Cascade
  • COFFEE: Fairtrade Peruvian ‘Apu del Norte’ coffee
  • YEAST: California Ale
  • IBU’S: 60
  • OG: 19 °P
  • FG: 3 °P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 8-10 °C
  • GLASSWARE: Goblet