The Final Frontier... Beer
The Final Frontier, which will be available in Canada, is based on a historic beer style called Kentucky Common, which was brewed at the turn of the 19th century in the American southeast. It is deep orange to light amber in color, and there is a soft cereal grain flavor reminiscent of lightly toasted bread. This is due to the triticale used in place of historically used corn; the triticale also helps to add a rich nice foam to the beer. Further, there is a small amount of floral and spicy notes due to the Cluster hops used, resulting in no real hop bitterness at the front. The beer's alcohol content will be 5.3 percent.
Star Trek fans will recall that in "The Trouble with Tribbles," the titular creatures chowed down on quadrotriticale. Quadrotriticale was modified triticale.
"I am just a huge Star Trek fan,” Patrick Fiori, brewery manager at the Clocktower Brew Pub, told the Ottawa Citizen in an interview. “When the opportunity for this came up, I contacted my supplier to see if they had (triticale). When the answer was Yes, I was just like, ‘We’re going to brew with that.'”
Fans in Canada will be able to get their first taste of The Final Frontier at the Starfleet Gala, to be held next month at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and featuring William Shatner among its guests. The Final Frontier will also be available at Ottawa Comic-Con, also being held in May.