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The Exchange Brewery and Big Head Wines Release Botryotinia Belgian Blonde Ale

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON – The Exchange Brewery has announced the release of a new beer created in collaboration with Big Head Wines.

Botryotinia Belgian Blonde Ale (7.5% abv):

Botryotinia was a project dreamt up years ago by Megan, a long time friend of The Exchange Brewery with a background in brewing. In 2015, just after moving to Niagara, Megan visited Big Head Winery and tasted their ’15 botrytis-affected Chenin Blanc, and fell head over heels for it. Megan kept dreaming of this wine over many years, and in 2020, she eventually asked Big Head to team up to create Botryotinia, a Belgian blonde ale aged on pressed botrytis-affected Chenin Blanc grapes for 7 months in wine barrels. Offering gentle floral aromas, notes of honeysuckle and a dry finish, Botryotinia blends the best of both wine and beer.

Botryotinia is available now at The Exchange Brewery retail store and online shop.

Source & Photo: The Exchange Brewery

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