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Behind the Scenes: London Brewing x Backroads Golden Ale

Behind the Scenes: London Brewing x Backroads Golden Ale

For our first beer collaboration we decided to document a behind the scenes look at the London Brewing process that results in an incredible beer. We asked Aaron, co-owner and head brewer of London Brewing to talk the brewing process and what goes into making a great Golden Ale beer. "It’s always been our position at London Brewing that you can’t make a truly local craft beer without using locally grown ingredients, and the Backroads Golden Ale certainly fits the bill. To get to the desired end beer in the glass, you have to start at the beginning. For the Backroads Golden...

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Hops Harvest: Part 1

Hops Harvest: Part 1

After five months of caring for the plants each and every day, it’s finally harvest season. Time to get out the clippers and knives to chop down the massive plants we’ve been working hard to keep alive and thriving since they were mere buds emerging from the dirt. This first part of the harvesting process works best with teams of two, with one member being the tractor driver while the other person rides on the harvest platform cutting the plants and swinging them onto the wagon. One good row of plants takes almost an hour to cut, and is enough...

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Hops Feature: Triple Pearl

Hops Feature: Triple Pearl

A new dual purpose hop that features a bold blend of citrus (especially orange and lime) in combination with a spicy pine finish making Triple Pearl a perfect fit for any pale ale or IPA. This recently created daughter of Pearl and an unknown male hop fits in an alpha acid range of between 9% and 11% with a beta acid of 3% to 5%.

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London Brewing x BackRoads Golden Ale

London Brewing x BackRoads Golden Ale

Introducing our first collaboration beer! Super easy drinking and ultra refreshing, this Golden Ale brewed in collaboration with our friends at the London Brewing Co-op is your new favourite post-run beer. Smooth and a little sweet on the nose thanks to local organic Newdale Malts from Dalton White Farms. Finishes bright and crisp, with subtle citrus-y notes from our very own BackRoads Triple Pearl Hops! The BackRoads x LBC Beer is now available at BackRoads Brews + Shoes & London Brewing.  

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Hops Feature: Cascade

Hops Feature: Cascade

Cascade is a classic, well-known hop that’s used in a variety of beers and is largely considered to be responsible for the recent North American hops craze. Most commonly found in IPA’s with moderate to high bitterness levels, Cascade hops are known for having a pleasant floral aroma with the inclusion of grapefruit and citrus hints. This makes it one of the best dual purpose hops with both excellent flavor and aroma. Casade’s Alpha acid ranges from 4.5%-9% while its desired Beta acid range falls between 3.5% - 7.5%.  In addition to being a multi-purpose hop, Cascade is also known...

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Homebrew Profile: Scott Breivik

Homebrew Profile: Scott Breivik

Introducing our new Homebrew Series where we document and feature local homebrewers using our BackRoads hops and learn about the process, equipment, supplies and most importantly, the beer they brew! Home brewing is becoming a popular hobby for beer enthusiasts and we want to help showcase these men and women who are experimenting and creating their own beer.Our first homebrew profile features Scott Breivik from London Ontario!Scott, can you tell us about yourself?Well my names Scott Breivik, I'm 30 years old, and I currently live in Sarnia, Ontario. I work as an environmental lab specialist at the Imperial Oil refinery...

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