“The full moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Today, we think of Moon names as “nicknames” for the Moon. June’s full Moon has traditionally been called the Strawberry Moon. This “Strawberry Moon” name has been used by Native American Algonquian tribes to mark the ripening of “June-bearing” strawberries that are ready to be gathered.” [source: https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-june]
Every year our on-farm market and bottle shop brings in Norfolk County grown strawberries from Wholesome Pickins in Delhi. What better way to celebrate June berry season than with a strawberry wheat beer!
Introducing Strawberry Moon. This 4% Belgian wheat beer has a generous helping of Norfolk County grown strawberries that we juiced and froze during last year’s June berry season. Following the traditional Belgian wheat beer style, we have added coriander and orange peel as well. Presenting notes of peach, melon, and mild strawberry flavours. This makes for a fruit-forward, bright, and refreshing summertime ale.
Make sure to pick up a quart of Norfolk strawberries when you grab a bottle of this beer from the shop this weekend and get ready to raise a glass of Strawberry Moon to the Strawberry Moon this Saturday, June 3rd!
Moonrise on June 3rd in Scotland Ontario is 8:57 pm.
Available in the Meuse bottle shop as of Friday, June 2 at 10:00 am.
Available on draught in the Meuse Beer Garden (only) as of Friday, June 2 at 11:00 am