Wellington 30th Anniversary Ale Available at Brewery & LCBO This Fall

September 15, 2015

30 year anniversary

This September Wellington Brewery will be marking a craft brewing milestone by becoming Canada's first independently owned microbrewery to celebrate 30 years. In honour of this historic occasion the brewers at Wellington have created a unique limited edition commemorative beer that will be released to coincide with their anniversary celebrations.

Wellington 30th Anniversary Ale (8.2% alc./vol.)
This small-batch commemorative ale is a blend of two unique beers specially crafted to mark our 30th anniversary. We took a malt-forward ale brewed with elderberries and aged it for 3 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Over time this traditional English style ale develops oak and smoky vanilla notes that complement the rich malt flavours of dark fruit and raisin. We then blended this barrel-aged beer with a dry-hopped imperial golden ale infused with heather tips. This imperial golden ale contributes floral and aromatic hop flavours to create a captivating and unique beer. This beer can be enjoyed fresh or cellared for future enjoyment.

A limited release of 750mL swing-top bottles will be available from the brewery and at select LCBO locations for $10.95 per bottle including tax and deposit. A portion of the bottles will be released on Saturday September 26th at the brewery to coincide with Wellington's THIRTY: Anniversary Cask Beer Festival happening that weekend. The remainder of the release will be available at the LCBO in October. This beer will be the first of a series of anniversary ales released throughout 2015 and 2016.