Thursday, April 5, 2012

Russell Breweries Inc.: Fort Garry Brewing Releases New Specialty Beer - Kona Imperial Stout



Fort Garry Brewing Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Russell Breweries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RB), recently introduced a new specialty beer to the Manitoba market called Fort Garry - Kona Imperial Stout. This is the newest beer from the super-premium Fort Garry Brewmaster Series which is a group of small-batch, limited-edition beers brewed for craft beer enthusiasts. Fort Garry - Kona Imperial Stout is now available in limited supply in single-serve 650ml bottles at MLCC stores.

This is no ordinary beer, Fort Garry - Kona Imperial Stout is a strong, dark-coloured beer with 6.5% alc.vol, brewed in a limited batch with six types of malts (Roasted Barley, Black Patent Malt, Chocolate Malt, Dark Crystal Malt, Flaked Barley and Two-Row Barley), two types of hops (North American Nugget and English Fuggle) and fifty pounds of medium-dark roast coffee beans harvested and roasted in Kona, Hawaii. This powerful combination of the premium coffee, malt and hop flavours provides a robust but balanced taste.

"We are very pleased with the high quality and creative beers being developed by our team here in Manitoba," said Andrew Harris, President, Fort Garry Brewing Company. "Following the successful launch of the Munich Eisbock last year, Kona Imperial Stout is the second beer from our new Brewmaster Series. We look forward to releasing the next beer in the series later this year."

Fort Garry Brewing Company is Manitoba's oldest microbrewery and is the sister brewery to Russell Brewing Company in British Columbia. Both breweries are wholly owned subsidiaries of Russell Breweries Inc., a public company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RB" (TSX VENTURE:RB).

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