A new beer using locally grown lentils made its debut in Saskatoon Wednesday.
Rebellion Brewing teamed up with AGT Foods to create cream ale that's brewed with king red lentils grown in Saskatchewan.
"We are always looking to push the boundaries of craft brewing, finding new, delicious flavours," said Rebellion brewmaster Mark Heise in a release. "My cousin Tyler works for AGT, who approached us and pitched the idea of brewing with lentils."
From there the brewery researched and tested recipes that led to its latest product.
According to Rebellion, the beer is pale yellow in colour and naturally hazy like an unfiltered wheat beer. It also has a lemon citrus note. It is believed by its creators to be one of only two other lentil beers in the world.
The beer is exclusive to Louis' Pub in Saskatoon and Rebellion's tap room in Regina — where it debuts tomorrow. It will have a wider release in December.
Rebellion has a history of using other locally-sourced ingredients in its brews including honey from Tisdale, fruit from Lumsden and Tisdale as well as numerous grains.