Sober Island Brewing and 5th Canadian Army Division Release The 5 Blonde Ale

SHEET HARBOUR, NS – Sober Island Brewing has announced the release of a new beer that pays tribute to a local military division.

The 5 (5% abv, 5 IBU) is a blonde ale developed in collaboration with Commander Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay and members of the 5th Canadian Division of the Canadian Army. Atlantic Canada Beer Blog provides the following tasting notes:

It’s a super-easy drinking blonde ale that’s low in bitterness, but not on flavour. A touch of honey malt gives it a touch of roundness, Magnum, Cascade, and Mt. Hood hops provide a hint of bitterness and some gentle hop flavor, and an American ale yeast ensures a well-attenuated beer with a crisp finish.

The 5 was released last week in time for the Division’s Change of Command to Brigadier-General R. Pelletier this past Saturday. It’s available now in 473 ml cans at private liquor stores in Halifax, with distribution to other Atlantic provinces being eyed for the future.

Source: Atlantic Canada Beer Blog
Photo: Sober Island Brewing Facebook page

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