CREEMORE, ON – Creemore Springs Brewery has announced plans to partner with Zum Schlüssel – a 162-year-old brewery/brewpub in Düsseldorf, Germany – to develop a new beer marking the brewery’s 25th anniversary this summer.
Planned to be released in August during Creemore’s anniversary month, the beer will be an Altbier, an historic ale style common to Düsseldorf but not often brewed elsewhere.
Zum Schlüssel is one of five Düsseldorf brewpubs specializing in the style, which is one of he few ales indigenous to Germany, a country better known for its lagers. This makes it a fitting ale style to be brewed by Creemore Springs, which has previously brewed exclusively lagers.
To do research for the new beer, Creemore brewmaster Gordon Fuller and head brewer Bryan Egan are travelling to Düsseldorf to brew for two days at Zum Schlüssel. Their trip – which will also include stops in Brussels and Köln – is being documented on a Tumblr blog, and can also be followed via the pair’s check-ins on Untappd and Foursquare.
More details on the Creemore Springs 25th anniversary Altbier, as well as events that are expected to take place to celebrate its release, will be announced here on CBN as them become known.