BEDROCK BROWN ALE

Brewmaster’s Notes

Our Ottawa brewpub sits on the bank of the Ottawa River where the Chaudiere Rapids have carved the river out to the limestone bedrock that has become the foundation of the Thompson-Perkins Mill that is our home. The first General Manager of the grist mill that was named Wilkinson which is my mother’s maiden name from the Northeast of England. Brown Ales are a classic style from that part of England and we thought brewing a brown ale would be a fitting tribute to the history of the old mill that we love so much!

This traditional northern English-style “nut brown” ale is a dark and slightly stronger version of the classic mild ales made in the Midlands. It is made with 5 malts including caramel, biscuit and chocolate malts as well as roast barley. The result in a chestnut coloured beer with a rich malt palate made up of a pronounced caramel/toasted ovaltine-y flavour that is balanced with a blend of English and American hops to keep it from being cloying. It has a really smooth flavour and balance that makes this one that you can drink all night long! Named after the limestone bedrock that our brewpub in Ottawa sits upon on the shore of the Ottawa River!

Tasting Notes: Biscuity malt aroma and dark malt bready palate with smooth texture and balanced finish. Hops are only used for dryness, not for aroma.
Appearance: Mid brown with pale fawn head
Aroma: Light chocolate, biscuit/bread
Body: Low/medium
Serving Suggestions: Roasted red meat and stew

Hops Variety: US Cascade, UK Fuggles
Malt Variety: Pale, caramel, biscuit, chocolate, roast barley
Yeast: American Ale

ABV: 5.0
IBU: 15
Glassware: Shaker Pint
Style: American Ale
Serving Temp: 4-8 deg C