Ides 85: Voyageur

Citrus Wheat Beer4.9%

Toronto-based creator Jowi Taylor’s emotionally moving project, Six String Nation, explores the diverse, celebratory and sometimes troubling narratives of Canadian history, geography and multicultural identity as it tells the stories of Canada as you’ve never heard them before. A one-of-a-kind guitar called Voyageur contains and amplifies these stories, providing fascinating insights into what it means to be Canadian. Those who encounter the guitar find themselves reflected in the materials from which it is made, the many hands that have held it for portrait sessions, and the many stories that bring it all to life.

Not unlike Voyageur, this delicious, refreshing, and extremely crushable citrus wheat beer is made with 100% Ontario ingredients (aside from the lime, lemon and orange zest) including hops from Backroads Hop Farm and yeast from Escarpment Labs.

To find out more about Six String Nation: the story of the guitar, its travels, the live events, and the photographs taken along the journey, visit

OG: 12.5
ABV: 4.9%
IBU: 12
SRM: 4
Carbonation: 2.4 (Medium Low)

Malts: Pale 2-Row, White Wheat Malt, Flaked Wheat, Acidulated
Hops: Magnum, Triple Perle
Yeast: Esc. Labs Fruity Wit
Other: Lime zest, lemon zest, orange zest

Appearance: White-yellow, very hazy with a thin white head
Aroma: Lemon peel, clove, coriander, banana
Taste: Lemon zest, crackery malt, banana and clove. Wheat character is present, almost no hop flavor is perceptible.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, extremely smooth from start to finish

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