The last 2 months have been exciting here at the brewery! With test batches underway and complete, we officially released our American Pale Ale “Armed N’ Citra” on April 1st. What may have felt like a true April fools joke (original plan to open in December), was in fact a reality. The preceding 10 months, starting with taking possession of our space, completing the build-out, and receiving our equipment, has culminated into what I can now call the future of Rainhard Brewing.
For the last month, we have distributed our beer to various draft accounts within the city of Toronto. Initial feedback from our early loyal drinkers has been great. Here is a list of bars that currently have or rotate our beers on a frequent basis:
Indie Ale House (guest tap)
and more coming soon!
This long weekend we will be hosting our first pop-up shop, with just a small taste of our future lineup of brews. We have our IPA “lazy Bones” the Hopped Up Summer Ale, and our Imperial Stout “Hearts Collide”.
The imperial stout is our biggest beer yet. The Hearts Collide name came from our passion for creating and experimenting with flavours. Whether it be infusion with vanilla, coffee, cocoa, or aging in wine or bourbon barrels, we want to continuously showcase this beer in a different way. This time around we have teamed up with our friends at Propeller Coffee Co. They graciously brewed up their newest product – cold brew coffee – and we infused it into the stout. The resulting beer is packed with flavour from the 9 different malts used, and just enough coffee up front to not over power the rich malt aromas. We are looking forward to playing around with this one, and deciding which local flavour to pair it with next.
For everyone that has showed their support over the course of our launch and opening… Thank you all!
Stay tuned for lots of exciting news throughout our first summer.