We’ll cut to the chase. As a drinker you’re likely interested in the latest most flavourful beers in the block, and once again the folks at TBW will be delivering great taste in spades (or more appropriately bottles) this Fall. To coincide with the 2015 edition of Toronto Beer Week, we’re pleased to announce that our official beer will be a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Rye Porter, brewed by our good friends at Amsterdam Brewery. This delicious concoction is the latest in a lineup that commenced with an Imperial Porter in 2012, Quadrupel in 2013 and Farmhouse Ale in 2014.
Around 2,200 500ml limited edition bottles will be released through LCBO stores in the GTA – we’ll let you know where and when you can get your hands on this beauty closer to the date. With nine months aging in Four Roses Bourbon barrels we expect hints of caramel, vanilla and spice to overlay a rich malty background. And did we say it’s warming? At 10% this is definitely a beer to toast the lengthening nights and the onset of Fall. In fact, it sounds like the perfect way to unwind after shovelling the first snowfall (if you can make your stash last that long).
We’re finalizing a few details right now, but hope to host tastings at LCBO stores in every borough of the city on the opening weekend of TBW, when you’ll also be able to pick up bottles at the low, low price of $7.95. Why the mention of boroughs I hear you ask? Have we rolled back the clock to pre-amalgamation? In a way we have – the current city of Toronto is comprised of the six boroughs of Etobicoke, York, North York, East York, Old Toronto and Scarborough – and as Toronto Beer Week is supposed to be representative of the whole city we wanted our beer to be available everywhere within its borders. In fact that’s part of the reason we’ve named 2015’s official brew: Six Boroughs Bourbon Barrel-Aged Rye Porter.
Stay tuned for more news on how we plan to bring craft beer out of the downtown core and spread the love all the way from Pearson to Pickering and from the shoreline to Steeles.