TORONTO, ON – Henderson Brewing has announced details of the latest release in its Ides Series of monthly limited edition beers.
For the Ides of October, the brewery is offering Rademuller’s Refusal, a Strong Old English Ale (9% abv) that is named after the story of Toronto’s first unsolved murder:
J.P. Rademüller was the keeper of the lighthouse at Gibraltar Point. He also happened to be a supplier of an illicit ale that was reputed to be a “very potent brew.” One frosty winter night in 1815 a group of drunken “hooch hunters” – soldiers from Fort York – showed up at Rademüller’s lighthouse, demanding his famous suds. Rademüller refused them, and he was never seen again. The day after his disappearance, when police investigated the lighthouse, a blood smear was discovered on one of its wooden steps. Later, a human skeleton was discovered not far from the site. It is said that Rademüller’s ghost haunts the lighthouse to this very day.
Rademuller’s Refusal was released on October 22nd in a limited run of 1200 x 650 ml bottles, a portion of which were reserved for monthly subscribers, with the rest available exclusively in the Henderson retail store for $8.95 per bottle. It will also be on tap at Henderson for the next four weeks, and at select licensees in Toronto.