EDMONTON, AB – Sherbrooke Liquor, one of Canada’s best beer shops, has released the latest in a series of limited edition house brand beers, KGB Russian Imperial Stout, which has been brewed for them by Alley Kat Brewing.
In a post on his blog On Tap, Mark Suits of the Edmonton Journal quotes Jim Pettinger of Sherbrooke, who describes it as follows:
KGB (650ml $6.99) is our second anniversary beer (We just celebrated our sixth anniversary though). We decided to sponsor the winning home brewer each year at the Aurora Brewing Challenge. The winner gets to pick a recipe which we then have Alley Kat brew commercially. Last year was Heatseeker Coconut Curry Porter. This year, Bruce Sample chose KGB. Named also for his buddies Glen and Kevin, with whom he brewed in the past.
It’s also noted that this is the first Alley Kat beer to be offered in 650 ml “bomber” bottles, but future seasonals and one-offs may come in bombers should this one be successful.