Strong Beer/Bière Forte is a delicious (and bilingual!) IPA. It is also the result of an interprovincial collaboration with the team at Brasserie du Bas-Canada, based in Gatineau, QC. For this joint venture, each brewery agreed on two hops to use in their respective recipes and was left to select a third mystery hop; a decision informed by personal hop whims and Humulus lupulus fancies.
Strong Beer/Bière Forte is hopped with Citra, Strata, and … Lotus, which impart notes of grapefruit, candied pineapple, and tangerine. Big on flavour and very drinkable.
We won’t spill the beans on what Brasserie du Bas-Canada has planned, but be sure to look for their release of Bière Forte/Strong Beer on Feb 11.