TORONTO, ON – Muddy York Brewing has announced the release of a new beer that is inspired, like many of the brewery’s brands, by an iconic moment in Toronto’s history.
Jail Fire Rauchbier (6.2% abv, 25 IBU) is named after a massive fire that broke out during the construction of the Don Jail in 1862, destroying most of the structure and forcing it to be rebuilt. The beer is described as follows:
Rauchbier is most closely associated with breweries in Bamburg, Germany who dried their malts over open flames. While the intent was not to introduce “smokiness” to the beer, they quite liked the flavours and continue to brew Rauchbier in the traditional style to this day. Our Jail Fire Rauchbier highlights the flavour of malts that have been smoked over beechwood. Its pronounced smokiness will remind you of campfires and barbeques and will make you grateful you never had to spend a night in the Don Jail.
Jail Fire Rauchbier is available now in 500 ml bottles and on tap in the Muddy York taproom and retail store.