Vankleek Hill, Ontario – Canadians have twelve more reasons to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Central City Brewers and Distillers is pleased to announce a Canada-wide beer collaboration with Canadian breweries from 12 provinces and territories. The Red Racer Across The Nation Collaboration 12-pack commemorates the country’s milestone birthday.
The Red Racer Across The Nation Collaboration is the only cross-Canada craft beer mix-pack celebrating Canada 150. Each of the 12 collaboration beers is inspired by the province in which it comes from, and was brewed at Central City’s brewery in Surrey.
Red Racer has teamed up with Beau’s All Natural Brewing to bring a truly unique craft beer experience to Canadians. Partnering with a brewery from 12 provinces and territories, Beau’s brought Ontario flavour and ingredients to this once every 150 year mix pack.
Red Racer’s brewmaster, Gary Lohin set out on this ambitious brewing project wanting to connect with locals from across the country. Ontario residents were no exception and working with the Beau’s Brewing team, they came up with the Upper Reaches Pale Ale that was brewed using peach juice and white spruce tips – two ingredients that Ontario is well known for.
If you would like to try the Upper Reaches Pale Ale, plus 11 other locally inspired beers that bring together the unique ingredients and inspiration of 13 Canadian craft brewers, stop by the LCBO and pick up a Western and Eastern collaboration 6-pack (330 ml bottles) today.
Red Racer Across the Nation Collaboration Beers:
- British Columbia – Four Winds Brewing Company: Left of the Divide IPA – BC is known for growing hops. Four Winds and Red Racer came together in this brew using concentrated Idaho 7 hop hash to brew a massively aromatic and truly West Coast style IPA.
- Alberta – Last Best Brewing & Distilling: Berry Light Berliner Weisse – Using ingredients inspired from the Alberta plains, this Berliner Weisse is a wheat-based beer that uses raspberries and vanilla for a mildly sour, lightly sweet and easy drinking beer.
- Saskatchewan – Black Bridge Brewery: Wide Open Spaces Kellerbier – The German were drawn to Saskatchewan in the 1700s for the vast farm land. With their arrival came beer styles such as the Kellerbier, a young lager with a distinctive and delicious flavour.
- Manitoba – Half Pints Brewing Company: Land of Rice & Honey Saison – Manitoba is home to rich farmland that produces everything from wild rice to wildflower Honey. In this brew both are used in a unique and locally inspired beer.
- Ontario – Beau’s Brewing Company: Upper Reaches Pale Ale – Reaching for the trees in Upper Canada this collaboration brew uses peaches and Ontario white spruce tips for a locally inspired, refreshing flavour.
- Quebec – Le Trou Du Diable: Bouclier canadien Pilsner – Brewed with new-world hops this pilsner takes a tropical and aromatic approach to brewing. From the Canadian Shield, or bouclier canadien, this is a Canadian-hopped twist on the pilsner style.
- New Brunswick – Picaroons Traditional Ales: Restored Hop(e) ESB – New Brunswich was largely founded by French descendants and United Empire Loyalists which inspired the province’s motto “Spem reduxit”, meaning “Hope is restored”. For this reason we have brewed the classic, English style of an Extra Special Bitter.
- Nova Scotia – Garrison Brewing Company: “New” Scottish Ale – In Latin, Nova Scotia literally means “New Scotland”. To celebrate Canada’s Scottish roots, we have brewed up a lightly peated Scottish Ale.
- Prince Edward Island – PEI Brewing Company: Bière d’ici Honey Ale (Beer of Here) – PEI may be small but it is often known as the Birthplace of Confederation. Brewed with local PEI honey and maritime grown hops, this brew is a lighter take on the Bière de Garde style.
- Newfoundland – Quidi Vidi Brewing Company: Hop To The East Hefeweizen – Canada’s most eastern province is Newfoundland and taking a North Eastern take on the Hefeweizen style this beer was brewed with new-age tropical hops to give a fruity aromatic twist on the classic German style.
- Yukon – Yukon Brewing Company: Swift Currant Dark Ale – Community plays a large role in Yukon life. This comes from the long winters and breathtaking wilderness surrounding. Taking a dark and warming beer style with local inspiration of black currents we have come out with a beer that truly represents the people of the Yukon.
- Northwest Territories – NWT Brewing Company: Miner’s Refresh Grissette – From its origin in Belgian Mines, the Grissette style makes its way from mineral-rich Northwest Territories to the bottle. Made with spelt, this ancient recipe pays tribute to the mining heritage of Canada’s North.