SlidewayRauch Maibock • 7% • Ottawa 2017
We teamed up with 2016’s Canadian Brewery of the Year, Side Launch, to create Slideway – a German-style rauch maibock – to commemorate the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards! Slideway is fifth in a series of beers Beau’s will brew with friends across the nation to honour Ottawa 2017, a year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. A portion of proceeds from sales of Slideway will go to support the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (http://www.nlps.info/).
History & Style
In 1995, Matthew O’Hara joined the team at Denison’s Brewing Company, (and its founding brewmaster Michael Hancock), in brewing German-style beers at the Toronto-based brewpub. More than 20 years later, the two brewmasters O’Hara (Beau’s) and Hancock (Side Launch) reunite to reignite their tradition of brewing in the Bavarian style by creating a rauch maibock, a style of lager known for its smoky malt flavour, higher alcohol strength and tawny colour.
Slideway pours copper with a white foam. The aroma offers a clean expression of beech wood smoke. The mouthfeel is full and velvety. Malt flavour supports the redolent-but-balanced smoke notes. Mid taste brings a touch of peppery spice. The finish is elegant and features mild lingering sweetness and savoury (yes, you guessed it) smoke.
Grilled asparagus & tomato salad, roasted pork & mushrooms with honey sauerkraut mashed potatoes, smoked cheese curds or aged parmesan, maple doughnuts or chocolate caramel popcorn.
Local spring water, organic barley malts, organic hops, brewer's yeast.
Pilsner, Munich, Beechwood Smoked Malt, Caramunich, Acidulated, Caraaroma (all organic)
Hersbrucker, Perle, Malling (all organic)
German Bock Lager Yeast