Beyond The Pale 9
Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting Ottawa beer. This week they sample Belle Hop Porter from Beyond the Pale Brewing Company.
I know we're clinging to those last four days of summer, hoping the leaves will stay green for a few more days (at least a weekend) more, but it's time to give in. The days are getting shorter, the sun is getting hard to find and aren't you getting a little tired of drinking session IPA after session IPA? When the weather changes beer seasons change and now is a great time to start bumping it up a notch and cozy in to those higher alcohol beers. Beyond the Pale's Belle Hop Porter is a great brew to snap you out of that seasonal mood swing and have you looking forward to the dark and complex world of cold season beers.
Belle Hop Porter pours a deep brown with mahogany highlights and a frothy mocha head that lingered in the glass. Aromas of roasted malt and dark chocolate were prominent with a slight green pepper note as it warms. The flavour is predominantly malt with an emphasis on coffee, roast and dark chocolate but there is a noticeable bitter hop at the end.
With a light body and hidden alcohol flavours this 7.8% ABV brew could be very easy to drink, especially if you're inside on a rainy day with Netflix.
I’m super excited to get back to our Head to Head series and what better way to kick it off than with Beyond the Pale’s Belle Hop Porter.
Mine poured a dark brown with a slight reddish tinge and a tan head that left behind a nice thick lacing on my glass. The espresso notes definitely take over the aroma along with just a hint of nut.
The taste consisted of deep coffee notes mixed with a hint of dark chocolate – almost like eating a chocolate covered espresso bean.
As it warms you just get a hint of booziness and the beer finishes off with a nice bitterness, a little nuttiness and toffee sweetness with the coffee taste lingering on the palate long after the last sip.
Overall a great choice for a cool fall evening or pretty much anytime at all – although at just shy of 8% ABV you might want to share it – or you might not!
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company is hosting a Patio Party, which will devolve into an ALL NIGHT DANCE PARTY at Corner Bar & Grill in Orleans! BTP is taking over 8 taps and tapping 3 casks starting at 8pm. Come for the afternoon patio sun and stay for the DJ stylings of Devin Atherton who will start spining at 9pm. This $10 ticket will get you glassware and 2 beer tickets to be used towards delicious BTP pints.
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company is hosting a Patio Party, which will devolve into an ALL NIGHT DANCE PARTY at Corner Bar & Grill in Westboro! BTP is taking over 8 taps and tapping 4 casks starting at 3pm. Come for the afternoon patio sun and stay for the DJ stylings of Devin Atherton who will start spining at 8pm. This $10 ticket will get you glassware and 2 tickets for BTP beers or a delicious Corner Bar snack.
More information & tickets: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beyond-the-palecorner-bar-grill-patio-party-tickets
Taco. Chilli panner, mint, lime and arugula served on a whole wheat tandoori roti.
Aloo Bhoonda Slider. Fried potato mash, chickpea flour, black mustard seed and mint on a soft milk bun. Slider buns supplied by Bread By Us.
Paired with Party Animal
Achari Salmon. Pickled B.C. Salmon
Traditional Chicken Tikka. Boneless dark meat marinated in yougurt, spiced with EIC tandoori masala and baked in our traditional clay ovens.
Paired with Rye Guy
Spiced Beet Salad with EIC dressing and seasoning salt
Paired with Pink Fuzz
Seared Lamb Chops in Coconut Curry. Seasoned with EIC Garam Masala dry rub.
Paired with Imperial Super Guy
Fifth Course (dessert):
Chai Brulée with Coconut Macaroon.
Paired with The Darkness
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company has confirmed that they'll be bringing some Bigamy (the follow up to their Ball Dropper IPA), Pink Fuzz, Party Animal, Imperial Super Guy and Darkness while Beau's All Natural Brewing Company will have Lug Tread, Hogan's Goat, The Bottle Imp, and Barrel-Aged Burnt Rock!
Two new releases announced today.
Hogan's Goat (Beau's All Natural Brewing Company): Hogan’s Goat is a unique bock-inspired beer that has been brewed with a slight rye malt addition and adventurously spiced with peppermint, juniper, and orange peel. Offering up mingling aromas of mint and herbs, this copper-hued brew features a malty, sweet flavour that gets a pleasant cleansing lift from the addition of cooling peppermint and herbal juniper, while light orange peel adds a complementary citrus undertone.
Available from the brewery, BYBO.ca and the LCBO (soon!).
Make'r's Dark (Beyond the Pale Brewing Company): A bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout clocking in at 10.5% ABV and 55 IBUs. Big bourbon flavour, chocoalte, coffee notes and a lingering alcohol burn.
Available at the brewery, limit 2 per customer.
To get a better idea of what the brewers have been collaborating on
we interviewed the Ottawa breweries involved in The Brewery Market //
Capital Mashup. Check back during the week of June 30 – July 6 for a
preview of what's going down July 7 in Parkdale Park.
Our third interview is with Shane Clark of Beyond the Pale Brewing Co. For the Capital Mashup he was teamed with Jeff Broeders from Indie Ale House in Toronto. Beyond the Pale opened in December of 2012 with four flavour packed brews and are already going through an expansion (which included borrowing some fermenting tanks from Beau's) to keep up with demand.
Ottawa Beer Events: Can you tell us about the collaboration beer?
Shane Clark: Belgian Golden Ale.
How do brewers collaborate on beers?
Can you explain the process (if there is one)?
There's really no hard and fast process about
how to collaborate. Our recipe was mostly developed by email and some final
decisions were made on the day of.
How did you like brewing in their facility?
It was a fun day. Great folks and interesting
to see how other people go through a typical brew day.
Were there any challenges? Did anything throw you for a loop?
Not really. Pretty smooth brew day.
What other beers will you have available at the Capital Mashup?
Pink Fuzz, Rye Guy, Darkness, HOYF and a couple
The Ottawa Brewery Market // Capital Mashup will be held on July 7,
2013 at Parkdale Park (12pm – 8pm). Admission is free with food/drink
tickets being sold at the door. It's family/pet-friendly and will go on
rain or shine – prepare yourself for the Ottawa weather.
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