Charming Or Tedious by Yukon Brewing in Yukon, Canada

About Charming Or Tedious by Yukon Brewing

To  mark  Yukon Brewing's  20th  anniversary  which  coincides  with   Canada’s  150th,  Yukon  Brewing  will  be  releasing  a  “20th  Anniversary  -­  Canada  150  Series”  of  Limited   Edition  brews. Commencing  January  2017,  there  will  be  a  different  Limited  Edition  650  mL  bomber  released  each   month.  Six  forgotten  favourites  and  six  brand  new  brews.

A Wee Heavy is an example of a Scotch Ale (not to be confused with a Scottish Ale, which is different). The beer is very malt forward, comprised of six different malted grains, including some peated malt for a delightful smoky character. The Hop bitterness is nearly imperceptible and is a deep copper coloured brew. Yukon Brewing  enhanced the natural caramel character — which comes from a long boil in the kettle to caramelize the wort — with 40kg of genuine maple syrup shipped in from Ontario, which gives the beer a sweet smoothness that belies the 7.3% abv.

The name “Charming or Tedious” is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s work Lady Windermere’s Fan. Wilde was known for his love of of a good drink and he had often said that “drink is the curse of the writing classes.” While in Scotland he developed a great love for whisky while writing this book. The smoky, peaty character of this brew, gives it a great  likeness to its cousin whisky and Wilde’s quote caught our eye “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” Because just like people, Yukon Brewing hates to divide beers.

Made by Yukon Brewing

Yukon Brewing opened its doors in 1997 under the name Chilkoot Brewing Co. Ltd. Owners Alan and Bob conceived their idea like many Yukon babies – around a campfire on a canoe trip. Both Ontario natives, they’ve lived and worked in the Territory for a good deal of their adult lives.

Yukon Brewing makes Charming Or Tedious Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy