TORONTO, ON – Henderson Brewing has announced details of 53rd release in its monthly Ides Series of limited edition beers, with this month’s edition paying tribute Toronto’s last milk delivery horse.
Nellie’s Cream Ale (5.7% abv) is described as “an easy drinking, smooth cream ale [with] ust enough character to be interesting while maintaining drinkability,” and its name has the following back story:
In the spirit of home delivery, we honour Nellie, Toronto’s last milk delivery horse with this month’s Ides. Into the mid-1970’s Nellie walked the same route, delivering fresh milk across the city. Her reward for her dedication? An onion and a bottle of beer each day at the end of her route. This tradition is alive and well at Henderson as most of our delivery drivers enjoy a beer at the end of day as well (the onion, not so much).
Nellie’s Cream Ale is available at the Henderson retail store and online shop while supplies last.
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