Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Where Angels Fear to Lug-Tread

You have to admire a beer from a town of less than 2000 people and named after a tractor tire. Lugtread (left) isn't the only tractor-inspired bit of Beau's. In fact, a sturdy-looking--and anthropomorphically happy-looking--tractor is also their logo. Beau's All Natural brewing boasts a strong presence closer to it's home turf of Vankleek Hill (in the Ottawa area).

Yet the cries of thirsty drinkers lured them down to London (an 8 hour drive) for the evening with an assortment of beers in tow. Jerry Coburn, a Beau's rep, sat down with me to talk about Beau's origins--like every superhero, all breweries have an origin story.

We touched on each of beers--all of them interesting & tasty. This interview even dares to touch upon the issue of where one obtains Bog Myrtle. If you want to know what beer (a variety known as 'gruit'--sounds like 'grew-it') may have been like 500-900 years ago then crack a beer and listen along.

A thank you to Beau's for bringing the adventure to us and to Gambrinus Bistro for playing host.

More to follow and notes on all the beers, too!

Beau's All Natural Brewing Company -- Meet and Greet Interview

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