Introducing Half Moon Pond, a beer brewed entirely by the talented women of Toronto's Something in the Water brewery for International Women's Day. In Greek mythology the moon symbolizes the feminine cycle of life - the half moon signalling a time of renewal with life energy at its peak.
What You'll Love About It
This beer represents our zest for life with sweet flavours of butterscotch and caramel giving way to orange that comes from real orange zest. Perfect for wistful dreaming of summer nights ahead.
How It's Made
The women of YYZ were pretty prescriptive: Maris Otter pale ale malt, light crystal malt, Caramunich II malt, and wheat, the Pink Boots Blend of hops, and standard yeast known in brewing circles as "Cali Ale" or "US-05". We then hit it with a ton of fresh orange zest and peel in the same way we would have dry hopped a beer.
Why Is It Called Half Moon Pond?
In their own words: "Deep in the heart of Newfoundland, surrounded by gorgeous mountains, lies the half moon pond. The half moon represents the changing of seasons and the energy of life. And that energy is exactly what each of the women working at Something In The Water bring to our taproom every day. This beautiful beer brings notes of caramel and butterscotch and finishes with an orange taste. Perfect for the cooler nights while you're thinking about the summer ahead.
How To Enjoy It
Best served in a shaker pint glass at 10° Celsius.
Did You Know?
The new flower-crowned Colonel Troutman on the label? That was also designed by the women of SITW YYZ, who hand drew their interpretation of what they wanted to see on the final can.