TORONTO, ON – Mill Street Brewery has revealed details for its Spring 2014 seasonal mixed pack, which will feature a returning beer from last year’s pack, and a brewpub favourite that is being made available in bottles for the first time.
Officially called the Mill Street Brewery Seasonal Spring Mix, the limited edition six-pack will feature three bottles each of the two beers – the returning Spring Thaw Maple Ale , and the new Portage Ale – which are described as follows:
Spring Thaw Maple Ale (5.0% ABV): Deep amber in colour and made with lightly smoked malt and Lanark County maple syrup, this is a perfect way to cope with the late winter blahs! We smoke part of the malt ourselves at the brewery and then infuse the beer with Eastern Ontario maple syrup from the Yantha Family in the Madawaska Valley to give it a slightly sweet, hardwood- smoked character that is wonderful. Very lightly hopped, this is a variant of an Irish Red Ale and is carbonated. This beer will break the ice and wrap you in warmth at the end of a long winter.
Portage Ale (5.0% ABV): Born at our Ottawa brewpub this is “old school” cream ale. Brewed in the style of several beers made long ago by breweries from the Lebreton flats upon which our brewpub is located. This beer is an easy-drinking, crisp, thirst quenching ale with a deep golden colour and bright white head. It is fermented twice, once with ale yeast to produce a creamy, robust palate and then again through a secondary fermentation with lager yeast to develop a smooth and mellow character – truly unique to this classic North American beer style!
The Seasonal Spring Mix pack will be released in late February, with distribution and availability details expected to be announced closer to the release date.