Spinnakers Happy New Beer Honey Kölsch Returns

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VICTORIA, BCSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub has announced the return of a winter seasonal beer that was first available last year, although its monicker was previously used for a different but similarly seasonal brand.

Happy New Beer is a name that was originally used for a Belgian-style wheat beer that was released by Spinnakers in late December for a number of years. But for the 2013 edition, the name was passed on to a new Honey Kölsch, which is described as follows:

Our Honey Kolsch, a twist on the style emanating from Cologne, is a super light coloured, colder fermented and lagered ale style which predated the birth of the pilsners. Brewed with Canadian Pilsner malt and fermented with nutrient rich locally collected honey foam, for a dry Champagne like finish, perfect for toasting in the New Year or any other worthy celebration.

Spinnakers Happy New Beer Honey Kölsch is available now on draught and in growlers at the Spinnakers brewpub, and in bottles at select liquor stores in BC.

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