Port Perry, Ontario – Old Flame Brewing Company announced today they’ve been granted a third listing in the LCBO with their Munich Dunkel Lager, Brunette. Sitting at 4.8%, this award-winning beer is popular for its darker, malt-forward complexity without having a heavy body. The lager has a rich malt composition with an aroma of dark bread crusts and flavours led by subtle notes of toffee, toast and nuttiness.
“There has been a buzz of excitement around the brewery ever since we got the news we were granted a third listing in the LCBO, especially after our success at the Canadian Brewing Awards,” says CEO and Owner Jack Doak. “Brunette is a beer that is extremely popular here at the brewery, so we are looking forward to customers having it be more accessible to them through the LCBO.”
Brunette was celebrated earlier this month at the 2019 Canadian Brewing Awards, being awarded Gold in the North American Amber category. The beer has placed in its category for three years in a row at the Canadian Brewing Awards, which is no easy feat. Previously, Brunette won Bronze in 2018 and Gold in 2017 in the nation-wide competition. The beer has also won Silver at the Ontario Brewing Awards in 2016 for the Dark Lager category.
“The new listing shows we are continuing to grow as a company. This continued growth allows us to support the town of Port Perry and the surrounding community. More people will try Old Flame, love Old Flame and then visit the brewery for the whole experience, increasing tourism and foot traffic in town,” says Doak. “We are very excited for the opportunity to continue our growth with a trio of award-winning lagers in the LCBO.”
Brunette will be available this week in select LCBO’s in the Durham Region, Kawarthas, York Region and parts of Quinte. It joins two previous listings; Dirty Blonde Kellerbier and Red Veinna Lager. Unlike most craft breweries, Old Flame focuses on producing quality, time-honoured lagers rather than ales. They recently built a new addition to the brewery in May 2018, to expand packaging and production in order to extend their reach in LCBO’s and to licensees. In addition to the expansion, the brewery changed their taproom license so they can serve wine and cider to guests, as well as extend their taproom hours during the summer months.