Henderson Brewing Continues Monthly Ides Series with Rademuller’s Refusal


TORONTO, ONHenderson 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.

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