Kenora, Ontario – Lake of the Woods Brewing have released a special beer for Hockey Day in Canada. They brought back their 1907 Limited Edition Scottish Cream Ale – premium beer born & bred in the North.
In March of 1906, the Montreal Wanderers (now the Montreal Canadiens) won the Stanley Cup from Ottawa and retained it until they met with the Kenora Thistles hockey team in January of 1907. The Thistles traveled to Montreal and cleanly beat the Wanderers, winning the first game by a score of 4-2, and the second 8-6. Kenora is the smallest town to have ever won the Stanley Cup.
1907 is a mild ale made using traditional ingredients: Hop use is minimal and Heather flowers have been used instead for bittering and aroma. Pale Ale malt is used as a base in addition to Wheat, Rye, and Oat. Car-crystal Wheat contributes caramel and toffee flavours as well as body and head retention. Rye adds a distinct spice. Oat is used for body and head retention.
This beer is now on tap in the Tap Room, and in growlers but only for a limited time.