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Slake Brewing Releases Fancy and Extra Fancy Grape Ales

PICTON, ON – Slake Brewing has announced the release of a pair of ales brewed using Gewurztraminer grapes from nearby Redtail Vineyards.

Fancy Grape Ale (7% abv):

Fancy is a blend of a tart pale ale and 700 litres of Gewurztraminer grape juice. We started with one ton of whole cluster grapes and let them sit on their skins for 7 days before being pressed. This left us with glorious orange “gew” juice that was blended into the beer and allowed to referment and condition. Expect notes of tart lychee fruit, pineapple and elderflower with a dry, clean finish.

Extra Fancy Dry-Hopped Grape Ale (7% abv):

For Extra Fancy, we took Fancy and added a lot of Citra and Galaxy hops to give it a ripe stone fruit aroma. It’s a fun way of seeing how hops can change a beer.

Fancy and Extra Fancy are available now at the Slake retail store and online shop.

Source & Photo: Slake Brewing

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