TORONTO, ON – The Canadian division of Innis & Gunn has announced the release of the winning beer in its first annual Imagine & Gunn competition, a promotion that “invites Canadians to create the next flavour innovation for the Scottish brewer.”
As announced last December, homebrewer Don Guimond of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB won an online vote with his recipe for a Black IPA with Coconut and Rhubarb. He was flown to Scotland in February to brew his beer along with the Innis & Gunn team, and it spent several months aging in bourbon barrels before being packaged for release.
Officially named Don’s Choice (6.2% abv), the beer is described as follows:
The black IPA was brewed with chocolate and crystal malt, which give it a rich, jet black colour. Flavours of coconut, tropical hops and rhubarb combine with the malts and the barrels for an unforgettable taste experience.
Don’s Choice is being released in a limited run of 330 ml gift-boxed bottles with a suggested retail price of $4.95, and is available now in New Brunswick and Alberta, with distribution in Ontario and British Columbia to follow in coming weeks.
Source & Photo: Innis & Gunn press release