Garrison Grows Hops & Launches Hopyard Pale Ale

garrison_logoHALIFAX, NS – The Halifax Chronicle-Herald reports that Garrison Brewery has partnered with Ross Farm, an historic working agricultural museum, to grow hops.

“Hops were a common sight out east in the early 1900s,” owner Brian Titus told the paper, “and the climate inland and through the Annapolis Valley is well-suited for this crop.”

Cascade and Willamette hops were planted at the end of May, and according to Titus, “the goal is a brew made with 100 per cent local ingredients, and this will bring us closer.”

To mark the start of this new endevour, Garrison has released Hopyard Pale Ale, a new seasonal beer described as “a deep gold, medium-bodied and bitter ale”. Hopyard is available now on tap and in 6-packs throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

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