January 11th, Toronto, ON – Great Lakes Brewery has announced that the West Coast Pale Ale presented at last month’s Project X will become available at the brewery’s retail store and select bars across Toronto.
At 5.2% ABV, West Coast Pale Ale possesses an incredible in-your-face hoppy aroma and the brewer describes the ale’s taste as “lingering bitterness that is complemented by a soft bready malt flavour.”
This limited time brew will be available in the 650ml bottle format until early March.
As the holiday season approaches, some brewers begin to roll out their festive seasonal brews just in time for your celebrations. One of such brews is Bockbier, or simply Bock, which is the German translation for “strong beer.” The name Bock relates to the German city of Einbeck, from which this beer emerged in the fourteenth century. Bockbier became famous throughout (and beyond) Germany to a point where the neighbouring German states grew jealous of Bock’s success. In fact, the degree of jealousy was so strong that on one particular occasion a brewmaster from Einbeck was lured into Munich by Duke Ludwig X and forced to share the secret of producing this beer, thus, giving Bavaria the ability to recreate the delicious beer and end Einbeck’s hegemony.
November is here with some new exciting additions to the beer line-up.
November 5th, Toronto, ON - Ontario Craft Brewers are releasing a new OCB Discovery Pack to become available in select LCBO stores across Ontario. OCB occasionally releases sample six-packs containing various delicious brews produced by their members that otherwise aren’t commonly available at LCBO.
OCB Discovery Pack No.3 will feature an All-Can Tallboy Line-Up consisting of:
- Paddy Irish Red from Trafalgar Brewing Company
- Muskoka Cream Ale from Lakes of Muskoka Cottage Brewery
- Nickel Brook Organic Lager from Nickel Brook Beers
- Devil’s Pale Ale 666 from Great Lakes Brewery
- Wellington County Dark Ale from Wellington Brewery
- Neustadt Lager from Neustadt Springs Brewery
According to OCB, the No.3 Discovery Pack will hit the shelves mid November in limited supply. Be sure to pick up yours!
OCB’s tasting notes are available here.
Autumn is the season when the brewing world steps away from light summer ales and brewers start to roll out brews better suited for the colder season. One of such brews is the Pumpkin Ale brew, using *surprise* Pumpkins!
The vegetable is widely used in North American cuisine to make a variety of dishes, including the famous North American desert – pumpkin pie. So, it’s no surprise that pumpkin has found its way into the brewery.