Get ac­quainted with Beau’s New Lang Syne

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Beau’s Brew­ing Co. of Van­kleek Hill is re­leas­ing a 2017 ver­sion of its lim­ited-edi­tion hol­i­day beer, New Lang Syne.

The strong Bel­gian-style golden ale is wine-bar­rel aged and con­di­tioned with cham­pagne yeast to sparkling ef­fer­ves­cence. Pack­aged in 750 ml bot­tles com­plete with cage and cork, it is the craft beer lover’s per­fect choice for New Year’s Eve, or any hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions with friends and fam­ily.

“New Lang Syne is one of the more labour-in­ten­sive beers we make, but it’s a labour of love,” says Beau’s Brew­mas­ter Matthew O’Hara. “A por­tion of it is brewed dur­ing the sum­mer, and ages in wine bar­rels for sev­eral months to take on some wood and wine ele­ments. We blend the aged por­tion back into some freshly brewed batches in the fall to get the bar­rel char­ac­ter just right, and then add cham­pagne yeast when it’s pack­aged to al­low it to car­bon­ate nat­u­rally in the bot­tle. It’s a special cre­ation, and one we are proud to bring back each year.” Tripels orig­i­nate in the Trap­pist brew­eries of Bel­gium. They are known for be­ing ap­pre­cia­bly strong, yet de­li­ciously drink­able beers. First im­pres­sions of New Lang Syne are of lemon zest, as well as pa­paya and trop­i­cal fruits. A dis­tinct 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 fruity, with sub­tle pep­pery notes.

A lim­ited-edi­tion hol­i­day of­fer­ing, New Lang Syne is avail­able now in On­tario and Québec. New Lang Syne will also be avail­able a bit later in the fes­tive sea­son in the prov­inces of Bri­tish Columbia, Al­berta, Man­i­toba, New Brunswick and New­found­land, wher­ever Beau’s beer is sold.

Beau’s Brew­ing Co. is an em­ployee-owned and to­tally in­de­pen­dent Cana­dian craft brew­ery. Founded in 2006 by fa­ther and son Tim and Steve Beauch­esne, Beau’s brews in­ter­est­ing, tasty beers us­ing bestqual­ity cer­ti­fied or­ganic in­gre­di­ents and lo­cal spring wa­ter. In ad­di­tion to flag­ship Lug Tread Lagered Ale, Beau’s port­fo­lio of award-win­ning beers in­cludes the “Wild Oats,” “Farm Ta­ble” and “Gruit” Se­ries. Beau’s has been a re­cip­i­ent of more than 100 awards for brew­ing, pack­ag­ing de­sign and busi­ness prac­tices, in­clud­ing two gold medals at Mon­dial de la Bière, six gold medals at the Cana­dian Brew­ing Awards, eight-time “Best Craft Brew­ery in On­tario” and eight-time “Best Reg­u­larly Pro­duced Beer in On­tario” at the Golden Tap Awards.

CHEERS: No fridge is com­plete with­out a few bot­tles of the iconic Lug Tread, the la­bel that is syn­ony­mous with the in­cred­i­bly suc­cess­ful Beau’s brand.

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