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Meuse Brewing Releases Frontenac Vintage 2019

SCOTLAND, ON – Meuse Brewing has announced the release of a new limited edition beer to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of its farm-based retail shop.

Frontenac Vintage 2019 (9% abv):

In 2019, we were invited to help with the grape harvest at Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery. Even through the rain and mist it was a lot of fun to be able to see first-hand the hard work that goes into making some of these great local wines. The best part, we got to take home some of the grapes we helped to pick! Straight into barrels they went to bathe in some freshly brewed wort. Without the addition of any brewer’s yeast, this beer is a first for us in not only co-fermented with fruit, but spontaneously fermented beer from the yeasts and bacteria present on the skins of the grapes themselves.

With that we are excited to introduce Frontenac Vintage 2019, named after the grapes that were used in the making of this beer. The grapes give this co-ferment a beautiful dark burgundy colour that we’re showing off in the clear bottle packaging. The aroma is red berry and cherry like and has a floral touch to it. There’s a light barnyard and leathery funk and a pleasant almost citrusy acidity that cuts the sweetness. It has a full mouthcoating feel to it, that gets cleansed by a delicate carbonation. A fresh grape skin flavour comes through early along an overall vinous character. The oak character comes through in the finish with a strong nuttiness. The bottles have significant lees, so we recommend allowing the sediment to settle and pouring carefully off the lees to provide a bright and clear pour.

Frontenac Vintage 2019 is available now at the Meuse retail shop and online store.

Source & Photo: Meuse Brewing

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