Quench Your Thirst With These Five Brews That Celebrate Pride
It’s Pride, which is the official start to summer partying, so why not celebrate in style while supporting local charities. Here are six breweries who are showing the true colours. Many are limited quantity, so call ahead if stopping by the brewery, or check online for supplies at your local LCBO. Support those who support!
Mill Street Brewery, Toronto
Mill Street Brewery launched Proud Pilsner in support of Beer. Diversity., a local Toronto organization launched by beer industry veteran Ren Navarro to educate, enlighten and make beer more approachable to a diverse audience. This thirst quenching Pilsner features soft and fragrant malt and hops – building a balanced bitterness that lasts from start to finish.
This beer has a truly outstanding balance and thirst quenching bitterness. The malt and hops are very soft and perfumey and the bitterness builds from the beginning through to the finish–it is sneaky and will leave you wanting another one. Sales from the balanced pilsner will support Navarro’s work in educating and consulting on diversity in the beer community. www.beer-diversity.com
Left Field Brewery, Leslieville
PRIDE 6 PACK Includes $2 donation to The Bill 7 Award 6 x 355ml Cans
The Bill 7 Award is a registered charitable trust that awards scholarships to gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirited and queer students who are in financial need and studying at any post-secondary institution in Ontario to attain their first degree or diploma.
6 PACK INCLUDES 1 x 355mL CAN OF EACH:
Lo Viste Mojito Sour // 4.2% ABV
Bang-Bang Dry Hopped Sour // 5.5% ABV
Ice Cold Beer 100% Ontario Ale// 4.5% ABV
Gigante Micro IPA // 3.3% ABV
Greenwood IPA // 6.3% ABV
Laser Show Double IPA // 8.0% ABV
Collective Arts Brewing, Hamilton
theBUZZ covered their Pride series in a previous post. This brewery is known for supporting artists who design their labels, and this series features all queer artists. Proceeds are donated to Rainbow Railroad $14.15 for a four pack. collectiveartsbrewing.com
Muskoka Brewing, Bracebridge
To celebrate pride this year, and to support The Get REAL Movement, the brewery has introduced Born This Way as par of their monthly limited-edition Moonlight Kettle series , courtesy of staff trio Brittany, Sarah, and Scott. Proceeds from each can sold are donated to support Get REAL’s programs that combat LGBTQ2S+ discrimination and promote acceptance for all.
Bright and juicy with flavours of mango, peach, an passion fruit. Underlying malt sweetness is mildly toasty with a hint of cracker. Full of aromatic hops bursting with tropical fruit and floral undertones. Crisp finish with delicate hop bitterness. Pilsner, Vienna, Carahell, Wheat. Nano IPA Pale Honey.
$3.95, muskokabrewery.com (at brewery only)
Sawdust City, Gravenhurst
Together, with Muskoka Pride, the brewery has come up with something light and refreshing that you’ll want to reach for on a hot summer’s day, and Q Beer Amber Lager is just that. Given ample time to lager, resulting in a super-smooth body with just a hint of nutty-maltiness to lead the way. It’s balanced by subtle hop flavours, resulting in a light amber hue for an incredibly easy-drinking lager. A portion of all proceeds will support Muskoka Pride.
“We are excited to work with Muskoka Pride to support their initiatives and community outreach right here in Muskoka,: stated President Merv Taylor-Morin. “We have a long standing partnership with Sawdust City as a sponsor, and host of our drag shows. We are so happy to have a beer that represents our relationship with the brewery and Muskoka.”
“Together, we wanted to brew something light and refreshing that you’ll want to reach for on a hot summer day. “Q Beer Amber Lager” is just that. We’ve given it ample time to lager, resulting in a super-smooth body with just a hint of nutty-maltiness to lead the way. It’s balanced by subtle hop flavours, resulting in a light amber hue for an incredibly, easy-drinking lager,” Brewmaster Sam added
Pick up Q Beer Amber Lager, and a portion of all proceeds will support Muskoka Pride Week. For details and updates follow Muskoka Pride and visit them online: http://www.muskokapride.com/
Get it at the brewery and online store $3.32
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