FREDERICTON, NB – Two years after launching its Historical Ale Series with 104th Regiment Ale, Picaroons Traditional Ales has announced the beer is being rebranded to become the second installment in the series.
The 4.2% abv brown ale will now be known as The Connell Stamp, in honour of another notable event in New Brunswick’s history:
In 1859, Postmaster General Charles Connell, a Carleton County Loyalist, ordered new postage for New Brunswick. An uproar ensued in 1860 when the 5 cent stamps appeared bearing Charles Connell’s own face on them, soon resulting in his resignation. Most though not all specimens were destroyed and 115 years later, the extremely rare and valuable “Connell Stamp” is prized and sought by collectors around the world.
The Connell Stamp will be available starting this week at ANBL locations throughout New Brunswick, with 25 cents from every bottle being donated to the Carleton County Historical Society & Connell House.