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Beau’s thirst-quenching Belgian-style ale “Patersbier”

Now available from Beau’s Brewing Company’s Farm Table Series is the sessionable Patersbier, a 4.7% blond ale that is rarely brewed on this side of the Atlantic.

Known for its bright, crisp finish and drinkability, Patersbier’s thirst-quenching qualities come courtesy of the use of Abbey ale yeast and the beer’s lower alcohol content, combined with its honeyed malt sweetness and balancing hop bitterness.

Beau’s Farm Table Series are sessionable beers inspired by tradition and brewed true to a classic style. Milder than a dubbel or tripel, Patersbier (“Father’s Beer”) – or sometimes referred to simply as a “single” – was traditionally brewed by Trappist monks to enjoy within the walls of the abbey while they worked away at brewing their famous strong ales. Patersbier is also known for its blond colour and sweet honeyed malt aromas. This session ale’s 17 IBU bitterness balances its initial malt impressions, while peppery notes from the Belgian ale yeast contribute playful complexity and a clean finish.

Patersbier has made its return to Ontario LCBO stores and craft-friendly Québec-based grocery and corner stores as of Thursday, April 6. It’s available in Beau’s signature 600 ml bottles and on-tap at bars and restaurants. Patersbier can also be purchased at Beau’s Brewery’s tap room in Vankleek Hill, Ont., or for home delivery in the Ottawa area via the BYBO service (www.bybo.ca). Craft beer fans in British Columbia and New York State will be able to try Beau’s Patersbier for the first time in late April.