Bar Towel News Editor
Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill near Ottawa will be releasing two beers this week – the return of the seasonal Beaver River I.P.eh?, and the brand new Matt’s Sleepytime Stout.
Beaver River is a part of Beau’s on-going seasonals program, complimenting its flagship Lug Tread Lagered Ale with a rotating seasonal beer. It’s an authentic India Pale Ale, designed to appeal to hopheads, and this year the beer has been dry-hopped as well, to amplify the Pacific Gem and Summit hop aromas. Beaver River is named after the Riviere Castor which connects Ottawa to many Eastern Ontario towns and villages.
Matt’s Sleepytime Stout is the first of Beau’s new Wild Oats program,designed to explore some of the most challenging styles in beer to provide truly unique taste experiences. Sleepytime is an Imperial Stout (8% abv), fermented with Belgian yeast and aged with oak staves. Tastes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla are complimented with American hops and a true Belgian character in the finish.
In addition to this pair of new beers, Beau’s has also relaunched Lug Tread in a unique new package featuring four 600 ml bottles. The four-pack features more beer but less packaging than an average six-pack, and features labels are printed on treeless paper to help reduce deforestation, and a non-bleached cardboard box made from 100% post-consumer recycled material. The new four-pack is currently being rolled out to LCBO locations, replacing the 750 ml ceramic bottle which will now be used exclusively for seasonal releases.