2019 BREWERY OF THE YEAR & NEW BREWERY OF THE YEAR

Atlantic Canadian Brewing Awards

BOGSIDE IS A CHOICE. A WAY OF LIFE.

We started this brewery with one goal in mind: to make a world-class beer and a comfortable space for our community to enjoy it. We wanted to create a brewery for the town of Montague that beer lovers could enjoy with their friends, a place where you could feel at home. We didn’t do this alone - we’ll be the first to say that many local people have supported this vision and contributed in important ways, big and small. That’s what makes Bogside, Bogside. We’re a community. A way of life. Be local. Be cool. Be kind. Make a difference. Make it yours.

The Process

WATER

Our water is sourced from the Montague Municipality. Before being used for brewing, it is sediment and carbon filtered, then softened. The addition of brewing salts (calcium sulphate, calcium chloride, and magnesium sulphate) adjust the water composition to the appropriate specifications for the style of beer being brewed.

MALT

Malted grains (primarily barley along with wheat, rye, and oats) provide the sugars necessary for fermentation. These sugars begin as long chain starch molecules before being broken down by enzymes in the mash to make them fermentable. Specialty malts also provide colours ranging from pale straw to opaque black as well as flavours such as bready, caramel, toffee, or dark chocolate.

HOPS

Hops contain alpha acids that, when boiled, become bitter. The earlier the hops are added, the more bitterness they produce. Hops also contain aroma oils that can provide characteristics such as citrus, pine, floral, earthy, herbal, or tropical fruit. The later hops are added in the brewing process, the more aroma they impart.

YEAST

Yeast ferments the sugars in the wort into alcohol, thus converting the wort into beer. Different yeast strains can range from having a neutral profile, typical in some American ales, to producing fruity esters or spicy phenols which are typical in German wheat beers or Belgian ales.