OTTAWA, ON – Ottawa’s Clocktower Brew Pub chain has announced the release of a new beer created to pay tribute to former Montreal Expos right fielder Ellis Valentine, and to raise funds for a local baseball charity.
As reported in Ottawa Magazine‘s Capital Pint column, Clocktower brewmaster Patrick Fiori wanted Valentine 17 Ball Park Beer to have the flavour of bubble gum, but “wasn’t sure if a Belgian-style beer would produce the profile he desired. So, instead, he bought a ton of Hubba Bubba gum to include in the brew. The result, Fiori says, is a beer that carries that signature gum flavour with pride.”
Valentine 17 was launched last Thursday at Clocktower Westboro with Ellis Valentine on hand for a meet & greet and signing event. It’s now available at all Clocktower locations while supplies last, with proceeds to go to The Miracle League of Ottawa, an organization raising funds to build a baseball field for youth with mental and physical disabilities.