Brewers Across Canada Announce “Fathers of Fermentation” Project for Canada 150

TORONTO, ON – Seven breweries across the country that are joined in their use of one of the classic brewhouse systems of the craft brewing age have announced plans to brew a special beer in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Granite Brewery Halifax (Halifax, NS), Picaroons Traditional Ales (Fredericton, NB), Golden Lion Brewery (Lennoxville, QC), Ashton Brewing (Ottawa, ON), Clocktower Brewpub (Ottawa, ON), Granite Brewery Toronto (Toronto, ON), and 4 Mile Brewing (Victoria, BC) all have direct fire brick kettle brewhouses and open fermentation systems based on a design developed by the late Peter Austin, and set up by the legendary Alan Pugsley of Pugsley Brewing International.

Banding together as The Fathers of Fermentation, the breweries will be taking part in a coast-to-coast brew day this Friday June 16th, during which each of them will create a batch of Sir John’s Special Eh-le, a traditional ale developed by Pugsley that will be brewed “using the same ingredients, same methodology brewery to brewery and Peter Austin’s favourite Ringwood yeast with its centuries old Yorkshire roots.”

The participating breweries will be releasing their respective versions of Sir John’s Special Eh-le in time for Canada Day celebrations on July 1st.

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