As a sort-of lead in to the Canada Games in Halifax, Garrison Brewing Co. just finished releasing three beers in three days. Up for grabs are:
- Pils - a premium European lager that draws inspiration from several classic styles by blending Czech Saaz hops, German lager yeast and Bluenose spirit!
- Ol' Fog Burner - their biggest beer yet at 11.3% alc/vol, this barley wine is tawny copper in colour with a sweet spiciness and mellow aromas of fruit and toffee (last year's was great!)
- Ol' Fog Burner (Barrel-Aged) - A limited release of 500 (individually-numbered) bottles of 2010 Ol’ Fog Burner that was aged 11 months in oak barrels from Cape Breton's Glenora Distillery. Vanilla, caramel and whiskey notes offer a true taste of the Highlands. A premium product at a bit of a premium price - $12.99 per bottle.
Above is a collage of images from Garrison's FaceBook site, showcasing the three beers, plus two eager gents (one of whom was buying me my bottles!) who arrived there early this morning to get their hands on the aged Fog Burner. I can't wait to get my hands (and lips, tongue, and liver) on all three - too bad I have to wait until I'm in Halifax in March!