Railway City Releasing Platform 16 Homebrew Contest Winner


ST. THOMAS, ONRailway City Brewing has announced the winning beer from Platform 16, the brewery’s 5th annual homebrewing competition, will be commercially released this week.

Devil’s Dark Lager is a 5.8% abv and 22 IBU Schwarzbier created by Ryan Ward of London, with the following tasting notes:

This medium-to-full bodied brew contains seven premium malts. The black brew enters the glass and leaves a tawny one-finger head. Aromas include notes of dark fruits and sweet brown sugar. Chocolate and roasted marshmallow hit the front of the palate, slowly fading to reveal a subtle pecan and a roasted coffee-like ending for a smooth finish.

“Devil’s Dark Lager got its name as the original recipe’s ABV was approximately 6%, I was bottling it on the 6th, and giving samples to six people,” says Platform 16 winner Ryan Ward. “It’s a devilishly good brew for those who enjoy a dark craft beer.”

Devil’s Dark Lager will be officially released on Thursday September 22nd with a launch party at the brewery starting at 7:00 PM. It will be available in 650 ml bottles at the Railway City retail store while supplies last.

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