Cheers to Scotland This Canada Day


TORONTO — This Canada Day, it might seem a bit out of place to forego the standard Molson and Labatt in favour of Scottish beer, but that is exactly what Innis & Gunn is hoping we’ll do.

To celebrate Canada Day, 2010, and thank loyal Canadian fans, the company has announced the release of the second vintage of its Canadian Cask beer — first introduced in 2009.

Developed for Canucks, the Innis & Gunn Canadian Cask, which is made using rare Canadian whisky barrels during the oak-barrel aging process, is available in limited quantities with only 200 barrels produced exclusively for Canadians.

“For the 2010 Canadian Cask release, we further explored the use of rye malt crystals,” said Innis & Gunn owner and brewer, Dougal Sharp, of the malt crystals that were oven baked to form a caramel. “Our beers are all about smooth and complex flavours for savouring, and this year’s limited-edition release of Canadian Cask is no exception.

“There are hints of orange and Canadian rye whisky in this brew, and the use of the rye crystals in the recipe has added a delicious honeyed raisin character, deep red colour and a toffee and malt finish. It has surpassed all of our expectations, and we are proud to help celebrate Canada Day with this very special, limited-edition beer,” added the brewer.

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