The battle of Vimy Ridge was a defining moment for Canada. It is said that we became a country after this battle, as soldiers from all over Canada came together to fight for our country and showed the world what we could accomplish. We chose our first release to be Ridge By Midday New England IPA as our defining moment as a brewery.
We wanted our labels to tell a story, to make people take a look and hopefully want to learn more about our history. Our label depicts Canadian soldiers taking a moments rest after capturing the Vimy heights. We've shades of brown to represent the uniform colors and the mud of the trenches to give an overall feel of a devastated landscape. In the background you can also see an actual barrage map used in the battle. The site of the battle is also marked on a map of Northwestern Europe.
The Ridge By Midday is a New England style IPA. This IPA is full of citrus aroma and flavor. Pineapple and Tangerine flavors shine through this crisp and refreshing beer. Oats and wheat accompany the barley to give it a silky, elegant and well balanced mouthfeel.
Malted Grains: Pilsner - 2 Row - Malted Oats - White Wheat
Hops: Citra - Mosaic - Galena
ABV: 6.5% - IBU: 60 - SRM: 3.1
Our second release brings recognition to the Battle of the Atlantic, considered to be the longest running battle of WW2. We focus in on a Canadian ship that took part in that battle, the HMCS Guysborough, which was sunk by a German U-boat towards the end of the war. This ship has meaning to us as its the namesake ship of Kelsey's home town.
This label follows the same theme as the first, and depicts the story of the sinking of the HMCS Guysborough. You can see the silhouette of the German U-boat on the horizon heading right for the Canadian minesweeper. The quote is from a survivor of the ship and tells of the struggle the crew had after the sinking, a grim reality that our sailors faced.
The Peril in the Atlantic is a German style Pilsner beer. Using just four ingredients: barley, water, hops and yeast, it is crisp, dry and refreshing, and perfect for summer. Whether it be on a patio or a golf course this beer is a summertime crusher.
Malted Grains: Pilsner - Victory
Hops: Warrior - Tettnang
ABV: 5% - IBU: 34 - SRM: 3.5