Handshake

The Devil’s in the Details as Micro-brasserie Le Trou du Diable Premieres at Beer Street

Saison_LeTrouduDiableTomorrow is looking snowy but that shouldn’t keep you from seeking out The Bitch’s favorite growler shop, Beer Street (north Graham off Metropolitan L), as they bring forth a devilish line-up of brews courtesy of Shelton Brothers Imports and the Canadian micro-brewery Le Trou du Diable. So, unless you are seeking out “the devil’s hole” or plan a trip to Shawinigan, QC, in the near future, here’s your chance to catch some exclusive pours (pay as you go). The fun starts at 3 p.m. (Saturday Dec 14) and will include the brewer’s collaboration beer with Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver. The full list of beers includes:

SMaSH Noble—An exclusive to Beer Street, which has the only keg in NYC. SMaSH is an acronym for Single Malt and Single Hop and is brewed with Noble hops. They do different varieties of this beer with a different hop varietal each time. This is the latest version and is brewed with Tradition, a German noble hop (7 % ABV).

 

Mouss’cornue—An exclusive to Beer Street, not just in NYC but in the USA! A collaboration with Laurent Mousson of Switzerland- pale ale with American hops, British yeast, and “Swiss flavor”.

 

Epoque Opaque—Black IPA (6.3% ABV).

 

Saison du Tracteur—An award-winning beer the brewer calls a “new world Saison”.

 

Shawinigan Handshak—This hoppy weizenbock brewed with Chinook hops is inspired by Brooklyn Schneider Weisse collaboration with Garrett and Schneider Weisse’s Hans Peter Drexler. There’s a great story behind the name and label of this beer. The label shows former Canadian PM Jean Chretien choking the brewer, which references the “Shawinigan Handshake” when Chretien choked a protester.

 

Those Canadians sure know their political humor, eh? Hope to see you there when the snow flies!