BAYSVILLE, ON – Lake of Bays Brewing has announced that the third beer in the NHL Alumni Signature Series: Masked Men – a set of four limited edition brews created to honour goaltenders from throughout the National Hockey League’s history – is now available.
Jake the Snake Imperial Pilsner is named in tribute to Jacques Plante, the legendary goalie who played in the NHL for 19 years, during which he won seven Vezina Trophies and six Stanley Cups, all of the latter coming during his 10 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.
The 7.5% abv strong lager is described as follows:
Wood aging takes a non-traditional turn with this very special Imperial Pilsner. Ash wood (one of the woods from which hockey sticks are traditionally made) brings out the smoothness of Vienna Malt and the spicy bittering qualities of Columbus and Chinook hops.
The beer pours a brilliant dark golden colour yielding to nice white foam. The nose is citrus to start with tangerine as the lead aroma. Following closely behind is cantaloupe, apricot, and tropical fruit, with a honey finish. The body is sparkling and dry, revealing some subtle sweetness (honey) and egg bread and toast with just a hint of orange marmalade flavours. The finish is smooth and slightly lingering.
Jake the Snake Imperial Pilsner is limited to 12,300 bottles, and is available now at select LCBO outlets in Ontario, the Lake of Bays retail store in Baysville, and to subscribers of the Lake of Bays Signature Series Club mail order service. Proceeds will benefit the NHL Alumni Association, an organization that serves as a “passionate advocate for greater quality of life benefits for all former NHL players.”