Polaris Pale Ale

Polaris Pale Ale is brewed with wild-harvested spruce tips, Québec-grown hops and Ontario wheat. This inspired, tasty beer was brewed by Beau’s to honour all the deserving artists and albums nominated for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize, and offer a tip of the hat to this uniquely Canadian reward for artistic merit.

Pale ale
5 % •

History & Style:

The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.

Tasting Notes:

Pours a light orange with a frothy white head. The predominantly woodland aroma of spruce also offers subtle notes of citrusy hops. The flavour is mildly peppery and zesty spruce is echoed here too, a medium malt backbone holds it all in place. The finish is clean and snappy.

Food Pairings:

Swordfish or albacore tuna seared with rosemary and grilled apples; braised lamb shanks with herbes de provence; chicken breast with fresh rosemary and cream; cheddar polenta; Avonlea clothbound or a good 3 year old cheddar; Lankaaster from Glengarry or aged Gouda, crepes with apples, ricotta and spruce tip syrup.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 5 %
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley and wheat malts, organic spruce tips, organic hops, brewer's yeast.
  • MALTS: Pale Ale, Wheat, Vienna, Carahell, Acidulated, Caramunich (all organic)
  • HOPS: Magnum, Sterling, Cascade, Chinook, Nugget (all organic)
  • YEAST: German ale yeast
  • IBU’S: 32
  • OG: 11.3°P
  • FG: 2.0°P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 4-6°C
  • GLASSWARE: Nonic