(Petit-Paquetville, NB) - Distillerie Fils du Roy has released a new wheat beer highlighting one of Acadia's earliest beer pioneers. La Grande Barbe "The great beard’’ is a wheat beer created in honor of Nicolas Denys (1598?-1688). He began growing wheat in Acadia and made plans to build a flour mill and a microbrewery, which he wanted to substitute beer for wine that had to be import.
We do not know a lot of what he look like, except that he had a full, white beard which caused many of the Mi'kmaq to refer to him as “La Grande Barbe".
The 5.5% ABV beer is available now in 750 ml bottles.