Toronto – 17 June 2016 – Folly Brewpub is excited to announce a new one-off beer to be released for the Canada Day long weekend. “Oh my dear Ontario” is a classic mixed fermentation saison perfect for enjoying on a long summer weekend.
Given the opportunity to brew a one-off, brewers Chris Conway and Christina Coady decided to brew a classic, simple saison using only Weyermann Pilsner malt, German Magnum hops, and French Strisselspalt hops. The beer was fermented with Escarpment Lab’s “New World Saison Blend” and is one of the most pure expressions of the blend Folly has produced. “Oh my dear Ontario” was bottled in early June and allowed to mature in the bottle for several weeks. This allows for a lively carbonation and a more complex brettanomyces character in this saison.
The name for the beer is drawn from the title of a Jim Bryson song from his 2016 album “Somewhere We Will Find Our Place” which Conway and Coady have been playing in the brewhouse for the last month. The name is also an homage to Ontario, the adopted home of our two Newfoundland brewers, and is a way of acknowledging our flattering top five ranking in Robin LeBlanc’s and Jordan St. John’s Ontario Craft Beer Guide.
“Oh my dear Ontario” is a 5.7% ABV saison, and will go on sale at noon on June 30th at the Folly Brewpub Bottle Shop. It pairs perfectly with Canada Day weekend celebrations.
Both Folly Brewpub and Bottle Shop will be open from noon for all of the Canada Day weekend.
About Folly Brewpub
Folly Brewpub features Belgian inspired beers, specifically saisons and farmhouse ales, while providing ‘comfort food’ dishes and a relaxed, social atmosphere. Their focus is on local in both food and beverage, working with Ontario suppliers wherever possible. Folly Brewpub also assumes the honour of being (unofficially) the largest ‘pouring’ whisky bar in Toronto, with over 400 unique bottles on their wall.