Big Rig Big Boot Hefeweizen Launched at LCBO, Great Lakes Collaboration to Follow

OTTAWA, ONBig Rig Brewery has announced that an award-winning brand previously available exclusively at the brewpub and brewery is now on LCBO shelves, and a new collaboration with Great Lakes Brewery will be following soon.

Big Boot Hefeweizen is a 4.8% abv wheat beer inspired by the 2-litre boots of Hefeweizen that brewmaster Lon Ladell enjoyed in German beer halls while he was brewing there in the 1990s. According to the release announcement, it “pours a gorgeous cloudy yellow, and boasts big bursts of clove, banana and mild spices.”

Big Rig Big Boot Hefeweizen is available now until the end of summer in 473 ml cans at LCBO locations throughout the province, as well as in cans and on tap at Big Rig.

Found Bikes Ride Faster is a 6% abv pale ale brewed using a new and as-yet-unnamed experimental hop provided by Great Lakes. It has brewed to mark “a trifecta of happenings: Canada’s 150th, GLB’s 30th and the Canadian Brewing Awards, which takes place in Ottawa this year.”

Big Rig x GLB Found Bikes Ride Faster will be launched on May 27th from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM at the Lansdowne Park LCBO in Ottawa, where it will be available in 473 ml cans, and the two breweries will be taking over the taps of the growler station to pour five other beers including:

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  • Big Rig Canadian Brewing Awards Pale Ale
  • Great Lakes Found Money
  • Great Lakes Harry Porter
  • Great Lakes Ice Hole Pale Ale

Following the launch event, Found Bikes Ride Faster will roll out to select LCBO stores across Ontario.

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