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Burdock Brewery Releases Best Fruits III and Roseale Grape Ales

TORONTO, ON – Burdock Brewery has announced the release of its latest pair of wine-beer hybrids.

Best Fruits III (11.1% abv):

Our 2020 beer-wine hybrids are characterized by using the highest concentrations of grape material on Burdock record. Best Fruits III is no different with 45% Chardonnay – it clocks in at a low-wine ABV. We can’t say enough good things about Niagara Golden Plums + last year’s chardonnay grapes were absolutely stunning (the best of the harvest year IOHO). Expect notes of dry umeshu plum wine, shimmering rose petals, high-end organic white jello shooters, and bright/creamy citrus. It’s fruits like these that we get out of bed for in the morning.

Roseale (7.3% abv):

A Rosé Grape Ale, aged on cab franc skins from the 2018 harvest, then barrel aged for 2 years, then bottle conditioned for a year! This is one of the oldest beers we’ve ever released, but don’t be fooled by age – Roseale is a bright and vibrant sparkling experience. This project was an experiment in REVERSE barrel aging (?!?!?). We racked beer that was aged briefly on grape skins into barrels and left it there for 2 years (we usually do the reverse, putting already barrel-aged beer onto grape skins). What does it taste like? Structured sparkling watermelon & lychee jolly rancher rosé. If you like cold watermelon, fruity sorbet, and swimming pools with floaty toys, you’ll dig Roseale.

Both beers are available now at the Burdock retail store and online shop.

Source & Photo: Burdock Brewery

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