Here is the description I just wrote up for the beer:
An Announcement Most Welcome
Black Oake Brewery is pleased to announce the creation of a fine Ale fit to rejoice the cockles of ones heart! All having but no choice to subside on every manner of Wibble, Galimaufrey and Flummery for far too long, due first to colonial shortages and now owing to war-times, we can at-last happily pronounce our Ale STITCHBACK ready for thirsty men loyal to the Empire! Huzzah!
Brewed with Skill and ut-most Grace by Messrs. Da Costa, Hodd, and North (Bang-up Bungs all, save for North, who is more of a burr oupon the brewery) under the en-joinment of the R. Hon. Ken Woods our ale is a brewed testament to that most colonial virtue: “Resourcefulness”
Our stores of good English malt being much spent, the majority of this beer is comprised of fully serviceable Ontario barley, supplemented with Rye and Oats, bolstered with Jaggery (a common enough un-refined whole-cane sugar) and finished with the entire small remainder of our Maris Otter Malt. The brew has a distinct smoky character owing to the aspirational condition of our rural colonial maltsters.
Fine English Hoppys -also scarce and sorely wanting since the occupation, pillaging and partial burning of York- were utilized to bitter the ale, however, a wild-growing Canadian variety was used for the later ‘aroma hop’ additions. These were added in their natural, sodden state.
By the mercy of god our STITCHBACK fermented clean -without the sour character so bedeviling and common-place in more dubious colonial brews- and rendered up a well-done ale. Quite the thing, really. Hellish fine.
This pleasing result was further split with one barrel receiving an infusion containing the essence of young spruce-tips. This SPRUCEBACK is interesting upon it’s own but would also be most agreeable for the creation of CALIBOGUS or SWIZZLE. (A mixture of spruce beer, rum -and occasionally- sugar.)
Black Oake Brewery
Boasting the most modern facilities to be found in Upper Canada (since the torching of York) Black Oake Brewery is located within the burgeoning settlement known as ‘Ato-Be-Coake’ and is well-renowned by all as purveyors of superior & wholesome ales.
STITCHBACK. Strong ale.
WIBBLE. Bad drink.
GALIMAUFREY. A hodgepodge made up of the remnants and scraps of the larder.
FLUMMERY. Oatmeal and water boiled to a jelly.
BUNG. A brewer.
BURR. A hanger on, or dependant; an allusion to the field burrs, which are not easily got rid of.
CALIBOGUS. Rum and spruce beer, American beverage.
SWIZZLE. Drink, or any brisk or windy liquor. In North America, a mixture of spruce beer, rum, and sugar, was so called.