February 26th, 2017

Red Bay Red Ale is Here!


We’ve spoken here about our collaborators Mala Gissona Craft Beer Brewery before and about how they are preparing a commemorative beer for our expedition. Well, today, we are thrilled to present to the world Mala Gissona’s newest beer, the Red Bay Rye Red Ale.


The rye style red ale is a drier beer of reddish color with malty aromas and light floral notes. An initial sweet taste with hints of caramel and cookie gives way to a dry finish. Recommended pairings are dried fruits, grilled meats, soft cheeses and creamy desserts. Oh yeah!

Printed on the label will be the following:
Brewed by Mala Gissona to celebrate the 1st expedition “In the footsteps of Basque Whalers in Newfoundland and Labrador” June 14th – 22nd 2017.

We are so thrilled at this news and grateful to Mala Gissona for having generously donated an ample batch of the ale for us to serve on the Ocean Endeavour. We’re honored to be able to have such a unique product aboard but also and especially because it commemorates Red Bay and the Basque whale hunters who worked there so long ago.


Mala Gissona is a Basque brewery and Beer House located in Donostia/San Sebastian, Guipuzkoa. We encourage anyone in the Basque Country to visit their Beer House and a drink and a meal. They are located at Zabaleta Kalea, 53, 20002 Donostia, Gipuzkoa. We leave you with some pictures of the team at Mala Gissona that we are so grateful to for having brought the Red Bay Red Ale in to existence.

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