Kelly’s Contraption New World Hefeweizen is a 5% abv wheat ale that has “nuances of new world German hops for a light and fruity taste and aroma — without the bitterness.”
Like previous brands Absent Landlord Country Kolsch and Doc Perdue’s Bobcat West Coast Red Ale, Kelly’s Contraption is part of the Cowbell Founders’ Series, each of which is “named for an interesting or colourful character from Blyth’s past”:
Kelly’s Contraption is named for John B. Kelly, a steam engine genius, engineer and inventor who built a working automobile in Blyth, Ontario in 1883, four years before Henry Ford. The weird, unpainted contraption was fitted with iron artillery wheels and made such a racket that it frightened horses and was eventually banned from the mud streets.
Kelly’s Contraption is available now in 473 ml cans at LCBO outlets throughout Ontario. It will also be featured along with Absent Landlord, Doc Perdue’s, and three more Founders’ Series beers when Cowbell opens to the public on August 7th.