Cannery Launches Artisan Creations Series With Baltic Porter
On February 14, 2014 At 3:15 pm
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PENTICTON, BC – Cannery Brewing has announced the release of a new limited edition beer that is also the first in a new series of art-inspired one-off brands from the brewery.
The new beer is Cannery Baltic Porter, a traditional strong and dark lager is described as follows:
Cannery Brewing’s Baltic Porter is brewed in the classic Baltic Porter style with traditional German malts and noble hops. Ross Thompson, lead brewer at Cannery Brewing explains, “Like most Baltic Porters that are typically strong and sweet, our Baltic Porter is a dark lager that has a sweet roasted flavour combined with a spark of dark fruit to embrace the warmth of the alcohol. It has a rich, velvet smoothness that blasts through to the finish. At 8% alc./vol., this strong beer will definitely warm you up!”
In addition to being the latest seasonal release from the brewery, Cannery Baltic Porter is also the inaugural beer in the Artisan Creations Series, an ongoing selection of beers inspired by works of art that are incorporated into the label design.
The artistic connection to this first beer in the series is described by Thompson:
“As we were doing our research on this beer style, we came across a photograph of the Kiek in de Kök cannon tower in Tallinn, Estonia. We all instantly loved the photograph and the name of the tower, and the concept grew quickly from there. We reached out to Kaarel Mikkin, the Estonian photographer who took the photograph, to see if we could use his artistic image on our beer label. Not only was Kaarel thrilled to let us use the photograph, it turns out he and his brother Dan have a design agency called Brand Manual, based in Tallinn, and they agreed to work with us on the design of this new label. We are absolutely delighted with the look that they have created.”
Cannery Baltic Porter is available now in a single batch of 650 ml bottles at private liquor stores and restaurants throughout BC and select liquor stores in Alberta while supplies last.