Central City & Flying Monkeys Collaboration Ale Coming to Ontario at Session Toronto
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TORONTO, ON – Red on Red, an Imperial Red Ale created via a collaboration between BC’s Central City Brewing and Ontario’s Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, will be making its Ontario debut later this month at the Session Toronto beer festival.
The pan-provincial collaboration was initiated at last year’s Session when Flying Monkeys took the award for best one-off beer at the event, and won the opportunity to work with Central City on a limited edition beer. The end result is described as follows:
The Canadian flag – red in the east; red in the west. Double Red. A perfect style for the “East meets West” collaboration born at the 2012 Session Toronto Craft Beer Festival between BC’s Central City Brewers & Distillers and Ontario’s Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery. This Limited Edition Double Red Ale has been single-hopped using the first release of the brand new “Mosaic” hops bringing out floral notes of Papaya and Guava, creating a unique flavour and aroma when married with the Pale, Munich and Three Crystal malts.
The first batch of Red on Red was brewed at Central City earlier this year, and was released in BC last month in limited quantities. A second batch will be brewed at Flying Monkeys later this month when Central City’s brewmaster Gary Lohin is in Ontario for the Session event, with distribution details for Ontario to be announced.
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Brewery: Great Lakes Brewing, Toronto, ON
Style: Belgian IPA
Slightly hazy honey-gold with a large and creamy white head that leaves lots of lacing. Massive aroma that brings together both Belgian and IPA influences - fruity notes of pineapple and grapefruit, a subtle dry yeast character, a peppery backnote, a hint of dried apricot. Flavour is similar, with big and sweet tropical fruit up front, turning drier and slightly spicy in the middle, and citrus peel, lime leaf & tart pineapple all combining in the long finish. The grapefruit aftertaste lingers long after the pint is finished, almost begging for another. If it weren’t more than 8% abv, it would be very tempting to session this one…