Church-Key Ooh Mommy Cremini Mushroom Ale
Here at Church-Key we have never been ones to fear a non traditional ingredient, so down the rabbit hole we went with our Ooh Mommy Cremini Mushroom Ale. It started with a conversation with another brewer at a conference in Denver and rolled along from there. We made teas out of several different Ontario grown wood mushrooms before deciding on the Cremini. The savory meaty character of the Cremini adds a strange but wonderful complexity to this strong, bronze coloured brew. It’s hop profile is light allowing the candy sweet crystal malt to shine through. Ooh Mommy Cremini Mushroom Ale was brewed in a single batch of 1000 litres, and is available now on draught at select licensees in Ontario, and in 650 ml bottles at the Church-Key retail store while supplies last.
American Strong Ale
Not a style, per se, but the only logical category to incorporate the plethora of strong, stylistically vague beers coming from American micros these days. Some are related to English Strong Ales, but with more hop, while others are ultra-strong variants on the IPA theme. But no matter how varied their origins or characters might be, all are intense, potent, with generous quantities of hops and malt.