North – Little Beast Lagered Ale (473ml)
Ale Learn More
Kölsch (Lagered Ale)Ale yeast is used for fermentation, then the beer is lagered for an extended period of time to create an exceptionally crisp and clean mouthfeel. Learn More
North Brewing started in the North-End of Halifax, Nova Scotia under the name Bridge Brewing, but have since changed names to North Brewing. In the spring of 2019 they moved to much larger new brewery on Portland St. in Dartmouth. With a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, North Brewing strives to be a zero emissions craft brewery while producing exceptional, hand-crafted beers.
Little Beast has subtle, but enjoyable aromas of citrus zest, water cracker, and subtle floral notes. The palate drinks bright with a subtle hint of light malts. The addition of rice in the boil helps create an even lighter mouthfeel and easy going drinkability.
Originally brewed for the North End Runners it was hopped with Huell Melon to 10 IBUs, and features an addition of salt to the boil. North wants you to think of it as a “post-run recovery beer”. This Lagered Ale is also brewed with rice in the mash which, after fermentation helps create a light body and crisp mouthfeel.
Kölsch styles of beer are typically light and refreshing, which makes sense given the creation of the beer was a “post-run quencher” for the North End Runners group! However, this particular lagered ale gives more flavour at first sip- I always find myself picking up on notes of faint maltiness with a burst of citrus. Although I can’t directly recommend drinking Little Beast after a jog, it would be hard to refuse one!