Hey team, here are some common questions and some helpful answers.
This isn't a script by any means – do what feels natural
What have we got here?
A: We focus on Belgian-style beers with elevated ABV. Today we're pouring 4 very unique beers and we'd love you to sample them all.
Where are you guys located? Are you local?
A: We just signed a lease for 125 Pacific in the Exchange District. We'll be opening this summer.
What's your best beer?
A: Well the judges of the Canadian Brewing awards would say our Belgian Strong.
When do you open?
A: We're taking this summer to increase production – we'll open our taproom in the fall.
Ideal Tasting Order
Our Saison is one of our flagship beers – it couples fruity aromas with a North American hop flavour and a drying finish.
Straw-coloured and hazy
Fruity esters with spicy, yeast phenolics
North American hops, spicy, drying finish
This style of beer was born in 1700’s, where it was designed to quench of the thirst of Belgium’s seasonal farm-workers known as “saisonniers”. Farm workers were entitled up to five litres each workday so the alcohol content was limited to roughly 3% ABV (alcohol by volume). Saisons were brewed during the winter and fall months to avoid the likelihood of spoiling due to bacteria.
Our award-winning Belgian Strong begins with caramel and fruit ester aromas and flavours with a dry finish.
It won silver in the Belgian-Style Quadrupel category
Deep copper with a light tan head
Caramel, fruit esters, toast
Caramel, light sweetness with drying finish
Belgian Strong is more of a catchall category rather than a specific style of beer with a detailed history. Although many strong, darker beers have been documented, there is no clear lineage from these older brews to today’s Belgian Strong. Most versions are unique in character reflecting characteristics of individual breweries, produced in limited quantities, and often highly sought-after.
salty date gose
Our Salty Date Gose is just that – salty and tastes of dried fruit with vanilla notes.
Caramel nose, vanilla, dates
Vanilla, salt, dried fruit
Our Baltic Porter leads with chocolate aromas followed by flavours of dried fruit and coffee.
Chocolate and coffee, toasty notes, dried fruit
Roasty, dried fruit and coffee
Our Oud Bruin is a sour beer – it opens with sour cherry aromas ensued by raisin flavours and a dry finish.
Sour cherry, raisin, earthy funk
Light sour notes, cherry, raisin, drying finish