Wellington Brewery Launches Gryphon Gold To Celebrate University of Guelph's 50th Anniversary

August 7, 2014

Gryphon Gold Wellington Brewery is excited to embark on a unique partnership with the Guelph Gryphons to launch Gryphon Gold, a new craft-brewed lager to celebrate the University of Guelph's 50th 'Golden' anniversary.

Gryphon Gold marks the first collaboration between a craft brewer and a Canadian University athletics department. This community based partnership will see a percentage of all Gryphon Gold sales go toward Athletic Scholarships for Gryphon athletes. "As alumni of the University of Guelph, we're excited about this opportunity to give back to the community by supporting Gryphon Athletic scholarships" said Wellington Brewery's Vice-President Brent Davies.

Gryphon Gold is brewed in Guelph, Ontario at Wellington Brewery, Canada's oldest independently owned craft brewer. The beer is a light, refreshing lager brewed with 100% Canadian barley malt and Czech style Saaz hops. The unique can design showcases the Gryphon logo as well as iconic University of Guelph landmarks, which represent the rich traditions and history of the University of Guelph.

"Gryphon Athletics is very excited to announce this partnership with Wellington Brewery, a strong and thriving locally owned company brewing great quality beer," said University of Guelph Director of Athletics Tom Kendall. "We're thrilled to offer our community and alumni this opportunity to enjoy 'Gryphon Gold' and give back to our student-athletes. Our scholarship program is focused on supporting student-athletes and we're proud to work together with local partners to invest in their future."

Gryphon Gold officially launches this September and will be available on tap at local bars and restaurants, and at select Guelph LCBO locations. In advance of the full release this fall, the first batch of Gryphon Gold is available now from the Wellington Brewery retail store. Support Gryphon Athletics and enjoy Gryphon Gold!