What better way to celebrate than with a brand new brewery? Hailing from the Arthabaska region of central Quebec, Arthabaska Fermentation Sauvage specializes in wild fermentation and has been making ciders, wines, and beers for the last few years. Recently, their first commercial beer hit the shelves, this Kellerbier…
Brewed at Ô Quai des Brasseurs, the beer was made with 100% Quebec ingredients, including malts from Malterie Caux Laflamme, Saaz hops from Houblons Jarrets Noirs, and yeast from Le Labo Solutions Brassicoles. It was then lagered in the traditional manner, spending 5 weeks in old 228-liter barrels which were kept cold to resemble the temperatures historically found in cellars. ⚜️ 🌾
The result is a well-made Kellerbier with a touch of extra character. It delivers the classic fresh bread and honey with a gentle hop presence that brings hints of grass and spice throughout. It goes down smoothly with a slick and sweet mouthfeel and some tasty fruitiness. A hint of woody dryness appears in the finish but it’s somewhat faint. Perhaps a little more lagering would help to distinguish its character, but otherwise, it’s a great, well-made little lager.👌🏻 😋
Originally from England, Mike Davis came to Quebec ten years ago to study history. During this time he fell in love with the microbreweries of Quebec, which reminded him of English pubs. Now, he holds a Ph.D in History from McGill University, but works in the beer world as the Brand Ambassador for Microbrasserie 4 Origines.