Beau’s “New Lang Syne” a special way to celebrate the season
(VANKLEEK HILL – Nov. 24, 2015) Beginning early December, Beau’s Brewery will be releasing a very special new seasonal creation into the LCBO. New Lang Syne is a Belgian tripel that has been aging in white wine barrels since the summer. The strong (9%) deep golden ale is bottle-conditioned to sparkling effervescence, making it a perfect selection for New Year’s Eve, or any holiday celebration with friends and family. The beer is packaged in a 750 mL champagne-style bottle complete with cage and cork, and will sell for $16.
Tripels originate in the Trappist breweries of Belgium. They are known for being appreciably strong, yet deliciously drinkable beers. A portion of the 2015 vintage of New Lang Syne was aged in pinot grigio barrels for four months, then was blended back into the rest of the batch for added complexity. First impressions of New Lang Syne are of lemon zest, as well as papaya and tropical fruits. A white wine character harmonizes with firm tannins, and French and German hop varieties provide suitable balance. A bright, sparkling mouthfeel leads into a finish that is distinctively fruity, with subtle peppery notes.
“We’ve wanted to create something truly special – kind of a new take on holiday traditions,” explains Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne. “New Lang Syne is a beer that’s perfectly suited for gatherings with friends and family, but goes just as well with those quiet, contemplative moments that are the gems in a busy season.”
A limited-edition run for 2015, Beau’s New Lang Syne will be available in 150 LCBO stores beginning December 3, while supplies last. The beer will also be released the same day in the retail store at the Vankleek Hill brewery, and for home delivery in Ottawa via BYBO (www.bybo.ca).