Big Rock Brings Back Magpie Rye Ale

CALGARY, AB – After running as a low-key draught-only program since last autumn, Big Rock Brewery has brought its Brewmaster’s Series of limited edition beers to bottles for the first time, starting with the return of an old favourite.

Magpie Rye Ale was a regular Big Rock brand during the mid-90s, and the brewery has often been asked for its revival. According to Big Rock’s Brewmaster Paul Gautreau, “Magpie is very unique ale. It’s full of rich flavour but it’s very light in body and it won’t over power your palette. When I was coming up with various recipes to experiment with in the Brewmaster’s Series, I thought why not bring back an old favourite now that I have the capability to make it even better.”

The new version of Magpie Rye Ale will be available through the summer in six packs of bottles and on draught. It will be followed in October by Big Rock Scottish Style Heavy Ale.

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