Central City Red Racer Across The Nation Collaboration [Variety Pack; 12x330ml Bottles]: What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150 years than to collaborate with some of the country’s best breweries and make some beer? Well, Central City did just that with this unique mix pack featuring 12 exclusively brewed beers crafted by breweries from Yukon all the way to Newfoundland. There’s a wide range of styles included in the pack, so it’s a great way to try styles you’ve never had before, or to stick to some classic favourites. While every brewery included in the pack are top-notch, a few highlights include Quidi Vidi from Newfoundland, NWT Brewing Co., and Alberta’s own Last Best Brewing. Celebrate Canada’s 150th in style!
[Also check out: Parallel 49 Brews Brothers Vol. 3, Village Summer Variety Pack, Innis & Gunn 150 Maple & Thistle]
Bellwoods Jelly King [Dry-Hopped Sour; 500ml Bottle; 5.6% ABV]: At last! One of Canada’s most highly-regarded new craft breweries has made its way to Sherbrooke shelves. Since opening their brewpub in Toronto back in 2012, Bellwoods has consistently blown the minds of craft beer lovers, and we’re super stoked to score some of their Jelly King dry-hopped sour. A mixed fermentation ale with a significant amount dry-hopped Citra, Jelly King is maxed out on the tart scale with notes of fuzzy peach, tangerine, and cedar with little to no bitterness.
Alley Kat Schank’d It [Berliner Weisse; 650ml Bottle; 3.5% ABV]: Local heroes Alley Kat have returned once again with their ultra-limited Back Alley Brews series. This time around, the brewery has tackled the tart, light, and refreshing Berliner Weisse style. To top it all off, Alley Kat also brought in their friends at Acquired Taste Tea Company to help source some hibiscus flowers which lend the beer a distinctive pink hue.
Firestone Walker Proprietor’s Vintage Series (Bravo, Helldorado, Stickee Monkee, Parabola): This month, we were beyond excited to see not 1, not 2, not 3, not 5, but 4 releases in Firestone Walker’s highly acclaimed Proprietor’s Vintage series arrive at our store. Each beer in the series is released once a year in extremely limited batches and gets beer aficionados fired up and clamoring to get their hands on a bottle. This time around, we were lucky enough to receive bottles of Bravo (Imperial Brown Ale), Helldorado (Blonde Barley Wine), Stickee Monkee (Belgian Quad), and the top-billed Parabola (Imperial Stout) which are all going fast. All of these brews have undergone the barrel-aging treatment and are truly world-class.
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Stephen Bezan is a lover of artisanal potato chips and enthusiast of locally hand-crafted shoehorns. In addition, he is a certified Cicerone Beer Server and the guy you’ll find running around trying to make all the beer fit in the Sherbrooke beer cooler.
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