Beau’s All Natural Brewing (from Ontario) sent me some beers to try a few weeks ago and I had saved the Buenos Días Gruit Ale for last as it sounded the most intriguing. Made using orange peel, lime peel, lime juice and a touch of sea salt, and just a touch of hops. On the very first sip there isn’t much going on, just crisp malt flavour and a good amount of carbonation. Then the citrus flavours develop with a little bitter bite, finishing off slightly salty. Reminds me of drinking a Corona right after doing a proper tequila shot, minus the tequila. Very refreshing and an interesting concept, but this might be a bit out there flavour wise for traditionalists.
Today’s Beer: tried all 15 on tap at Dieu Du Ciel in Montréal and they are as follows with a star for favourite (and forgive the spelling as I’ve been drinking): Pee Wee light ale*, Castelreau brown ale, Le Petit Detour abbey ale*, Rose de Hibiscus blanche with hibiscus*, Chai Ale, Resurrection Porter, Mosaika Pale Ale*, Saison a L’Avoine oat-based GF saison, Libre Frhange foreign exhange stout, Blanche Van Plateau*, Dervierre Volante Belgian IPA*, Moralite American IPA, Solstice D’Etre avec Cherise*, Les Katacombs du Paris double abbey ale*, Peche Mortel stout with coffee* and Cidre Rose. All of them were good, some were exceptional. The food was awsome and the overall vibe was great. Our waitress gave me some suggestions on a few more places to check out while we’re in town as well!
Today’s Beer: at Pub Brewsky in beautiful Old Montréal we chose a Gose and a Brett Saison, both of them excellent and found out after we ordered that they were both from Les Trois Mousquetaires out of Broussard Quebec, which was funny as a friend from back home had told me I needed to try their Gose and I was already on the hunt. Both were impeccable, the brett was a more intense flavour wise, while the gose was traditional with a hint of salt. I think this is the best beer of the trip so far, and I’m on the hunt for more from this brewery now.