Yukon Brewing’s “Canada 150 Series”
Celebrate our 20 years
with 12 different beers.
some old. some new.
forgotten favourites and unique new styles
a new brew for each month in 2017
Queen of Spades
Burnt orange colour with an earthy aroma, this pale variant of a bock beer starts with an immediate hit of Munich malt, the star of the grain bill. It is a bit sweet and caramelly, with pleasant bready notes. Across the palate the hops step up, providing a bit of tantalizing spicy notes across the swallow. The finish is dry and crisp with just a hint of lingering pepper.
To mark our 20th anniversary which coincides with Canada’s 150th, Yukon Brewing will be releasing a “20th Anniversary - Canada 150 Series” of Limited Edition brews.
“I feel proud to have been making craft beer in the Yukon for twenty years,” says Bob Baxter, co-founder and president of Yukon Brewing, “but, I feel more proud to have been able to create employment for our staff, many who have been with us for over a decade – staff who are now buying homes and raising families here in the Yukon.”
Commencing January 2017, there will be a different Limited Edition 650 mL bomber released each month. Six forgotten favourites and six brand new brews.
Co-founder and brewer, Alan Hansen, talks about the series: “Over the years we’ve built and filled our brewery and its infrastructure, added to it and filled it up again, several times now. In that time we’ve also built and added to the wide variety of beers we have brewed. To celebrate twenty years of development, we’re reaching into our vault and pulling out popular recipes from years ago, along with those just freshly designed. Whether old favourites or new flavours of tomorrow, it really has been beer worth freezin’ for.”
From January to December 2017, Yukon Brewing will release one special release beer per month as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations (#YukonBeer20). The commemorative brews will be available in Western Canada in limited supply, specifically in the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba.