TORONTO, ON – While the ground hasn’t yet been broken for its brewing facility in Gravenhurst, the Sawdust City Brewing Company has teamed up with Niagara College Teaching Brewery to create it’s first beer, a special brew that will be debuted later this week.
Dubbed Great Weiss North, the beer is described in a press release as follows:
Great Weiss North is an All-Canadian brew in every sense of the word. Made with an ingredient from every province and territory in the country, it is a unique beer that was designed to showcase all that Canada has to offer. The idea was the brainchild of Sawdust City Brewing Co., Brew Master Sam Corbeil, the beer itself was designed and made by Jon Downing Brew Master and professor at the Niagara College and a team of his first year students from the College’s Brew Master and Brewery Operations Management course.
Along with an array of malts, supplied by Canada Malting, and home grown organic Ontario hops, the beer also features a variety of interesting ingredients such as Birch Syrup from the Yukon and teas from the North West Territories and Nunavut.
Great Weiss North will be available exclusively at the Craft Beer Garden, a new feature at the Canadian National Exhibition (running August 19th to September 5th in Toronto) that is being overseen by Jed Corbeil and Curt Dunlop of the Griffin Gastropub of Bracebridge, ON and the Muskoka and Session Craft Beer Festivals. In addition to this new brew, there will be 10 other beers available at the Garden from craft brewers across Ontario.