At Oast, we have always set out to brew the beers that we truly love to drink. For us, those were always yeast driven beers with great flavour, depth, balance, ageability and a little hit of good ol’ rustic, cellar funk! Not only were these characteristics clearly present in the traditional Farmhouse Ales of the Franco-Belgian countryside, but their agricultural pedigree contained many parallels to that of our Niagara Peninsula.
Although drinking them is great, it was the process of creating these traditional beers of origin that really inspired us. A fixation that included the 100% commitment to bottle-conditioning, the application of native yeasts from our land, the use of naturally filtered, artesian well water, barrels from our neighbour wineries, the planting and use of local hops, etc.
In essence, our approach is very simple and honest – let the soul of the land and all its components guide our beer. In Niagara we trust!