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.

Ginger Beer
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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Pairings

Jerk chicken, roti, satays or pad thai with peanut sauce, La Sauvagine cheese, crème caramel

Technical Specs

  • 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