Great Lakes Releases New Imperial Stout & Brings Back Two Old Favourites

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TORONTO, ONGreat Lakes Brewery has announced the release of three beers at its retail store today, including a new limited edition stout and two returning favourites.

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Solstice Stout is an 11.9% abv stout with the following description:

Brewed on the first day of spring. Put into barrels on the summer solstice. Bottled on the winter solstice. Pours midnight black with a tight (and we mean tight) mocha tan head. Menacing indeed. Aromas of charcoal, vanilla, treacle, espresso and alcohol leap from the glass with each gentle swirl. The first drink offers a reminder of the girth of this beer, as notes of bourbon, chocolate, molasses and fig pack a wallop. Each subsequent sip leads to newfound discoveries of vanilla and coffee, wood and anise. Velvety smooth yet noticeable boozy, this full-bodied stout packs a delicate balance between sweetness, bitterness and barrel. Well rounded, complex and dangerous. Best enjoyed with friends and enemies alike.

Joining it in the fridge today are new batches of Thrust! An IPA – returning to replace the recently departed Lake Effect IPA in the GLB IPA rotation – and Apocalypse Later Black IPA.

All three beers will be available exclusively at the Great Lakes retail store and select bars and pubs while supplies last.

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