- Rated 4 stars
- Gaspé, Quebec
- Reviewed by: Crystal Luxmore
- Published on: September 14, 2017
- Last modified: September 14, 2017
Ben Couillard, 39-year-old brewmaster and owner of Auval, left his brewing gig at Pit Caribou to start a true farmhouse brewery in the Gaspé in 2015. His mission is to brew rustic ales that have a sense of place, and Couillard uses as many local ingredients as his beekeeper business partner (the farmer half of the equation) can grow. Wild-fermented fruit beers are brewed with a mixed yeast culture that he’s isolated from wildflowers and fermented on raspberries, aronia, blackcurrants or cherries grown on the farm’s orchards. Aronia pours hazy pink and bursts with wild and funky aromatics and light berries. Tart, very dry, highly effervescent.