Just in time for the holidays!
We are very pleased to announce a special treat this winter: a Historic Beers of Canada gift pack. Available now in the LCBO, this gift pack brings together the first three beers in our Historic Beers of Canada series.
But wait! There’s more!
The gift pack also includes a sneak peek of the fourth beer in the series. To represent the 1840s, we’ve created a wheat stout called “Riel’s Dream.” Louis Riel was a prominent politician and leader among the Metis peoples, fighting to protect their rights and culture. He led two major resistances against the Canadian government: first, the Red River Rebellion of 1869-1870, followed by the North-West Rebellion of 1885. Although arrested and executed for high treason, he is regarded by many as a hero and the “Father of Manitoba.”
Though Riel was most active post-Confederation, his story begins in 1844, when he was born near modern-day Winnipeg. As such, we’ve used Manitoba wheat to make this stout, along with Saskatchewan barley. French-Canadian hops also pay homage to Riel’s background and history.
The Black Creek Historic Beers of Canada gift pack is available now in the LCBO (check with your local store first). It retails for $15.95 and includes the first four decades of our series:
Rifleman’s Ration (War of 1812)
Dray Horse Ale (1820s canal-building in Quebec)
Montgomery’s Courage (1837 Upper Canada Rebellion)
Riel’s Dream (1844: birth of Louis Riel)
It’s a historic release for the Black Creek Historic Brewery – we invite you to celebrate with our historic beers!