Triceratops Tripel – Beau’s All Natural Brewing


From Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill Ontario comes their “Triceratops Tripel” a Gruit Tripel.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head and a pretty active carbonation.  The aroma consists of gruit spices, melon, herbal and floral, sweet and malty.  The flavour is of gruit spice, pepper, earth, melon, candied fruit, caramel, herbal hops and yeast.  The alcohol content comes in at 9%.  This blend of a Belgian Tripel and a Gruit is quite interesting and well worth picking up a bottle.

Commercial Description:  Brewed for the 5th annual International Gruit Day, this beer features an assortment of organic botanicals including bog myrtle, dried heather flowers and lavender. The Gruit Tripel is a marriage between the centuries-old technique of using herbs, spices and other botanicals to create inventive recipes (known as gruit ales), and the relatively recent Belgian-style tripel, a dense, malt-forward golden ale.

52nd Street Peach Ale – Brewsters Brewing Company


From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “52nd Street Peach Ale”.  The beer pours a golden yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of peach, bready and grainy malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of lots of peaches, candied fruit, bready malts and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 15.  This beer really delivers on the Peach flavour and if you like a good peach beer this one will definitely appeal to you.

Commercial Description:  So popular it’s become a full time brew! This crisp refreshing wheat beer has just a touch of sweet peachy goodness.