Sargon is a ginger beer that has been partially barrel aged in rum barrels. This fun and flavourful twist on an English Ale is our brewers’ interpretation of the classic rum-and-ginger beer combo called a “Dark & Stormy.” Organic ginger contributes the signature aromatics of this spice, along with a snappy heat. An aging in cognac/rum barrels adds the final touches to Sargon.
6.0% • Wild Oats Series No. 39
History & Style
Beau’s LCBO Barrel Aged Beer Feature for spring 2014 is inspired by the art and mythology of ancient Mesopotamia. Sargon is the name of a legendary warrior-king whose dynasty controlled Mesopotamia for more than a century. We took inspiration for Sargon from the English Ale style, and added a ginger-and-rum flavour infusion.
Pours deep orange to copper in colour, with a dry finish. Ginger is dominant in this sessionable ale that offers fresh root aroma and snappy, peppery taste. Sweet malt provides a balanced counterpoint. The finish is clean and slightly bracing with gently lingering rum notes.
Jerk chicken, roti, satays or pad thai with peanut sauce, La Sauvagine cheese, crème caramel
- ALC/VOL: 6.0%
- INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley & Rye Malts, Organic Hops, Organic Ginger, Organic Sugar Cane, Brewer’s Yeast.
- MALTS: Pale Ale, Rye, Caramel 20, Carafoam (All Organic)
- HOPS: Simcoe (All Organic)
- BARRELS: Rum
- IBU’S: 42
- OG: 13.5°P
- FG: 3.4°P
- SERVING TEMP.: 5-8° C
- GLASSWARE: Nonic