Niagara-on-the-Lake, November 22nd, 2018 – Right on time for the Holiday season, The Exchange Brewery is pleased to announce that its Peach Pi is now available at LCBO stores across Ontario.
This Blonde Ale began with a short lactic fermentation in the kettle, before its journey to wine barrels. It was aged on a generous amount of peaches with cinnamon bark, vanilla beans and a touch of Brettanomyces.
Being located in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s “Peach Country”, it was only a matter of time before The Exchange Brewery came up with a Peach Ale, with their own signature “sour twist”. The Exchange’s Peach Pi was launched earlier this year in celebration of the brewery’s second anniversary and was tremendously successful. The brewers then decided to bottle it in a smaller format and offer it to a wider audience, at the LCBO.
Tasting notes and food pairings: With notes of vanilla bean and peach fuzz, the Peach Pi is slightly tart on the palate with a smack of fruit, followed by whispers of cinnamon. It is sure to be the perfect companion to your Holidays feasts, pairing beautifully with seafood spreads, grilled meats and vegetables, green salads with nuts and cheese, cheesecakes and fruits salads.
Broad Appeal: Its small 330ml format, well-balanced flavours and semi-sweet finish, make it a perfect introduction to sour beer for the novice beer enthusiast.
“We love being able to source most of the fruit we use at the Exchange from local orchards. Wild yeast living on the fruit skins brings that local terroir into our brewery, barrels and eventually the bottles. Our Peach Pi has a great balance of tartness and fruit flavour. It finishes dry with a nose reminiscent of ripe fruit and August evenings in Niagara.” says Sam Maxbauer, Head Brewer at The Exchange Brewery.
“When released in our retail store, the Peach Pi was the fastest selling bottle to date. With this, it only made sense to sell it in the LCBO. Barrel aged, with vanilla bean and cinnamon, the Peach Pi is an excellent introductory sour, to be enjoyed throughout the holiday season, or aged for a later date.” says Amy Kvas, Tasting Room Manager at The Exchange Brewery.
This beer is bottle-conditioned, resulting in a long shelf life and shelf stability (i.e, refrigeration is not required). Beer collectors will enjoy tasting the progression of the beer as it matures and develops with age. This product is a Winter Season LCBO listing; limited volumes available.
β Peach Pi
ABV: 6.4% | IBU: 21 | SRM : 6 | OG: 1.046
LCBO #632794, 330mL, 12cs, 6.4% Retail: $6.60 (+hst) / 12 bottle case: $64.20 (+hst)
LCBO Stores: if you are interested in ordering this product, please order direct from Teddy Fedoryn, GTA Sales Representative: 905-302-8339 or [email protected]. Please receive using Distributor Code #0910.