Our local brewery, The Liberty Village Brewing Company, has announced the launch their first beer, the 504 Pale Ale. The 504 will be making its debut right here in Liberty Village (of course) and will be available at 25 Liberty on Wednesday April 24, 2013. The LVBC team, including brewmaster Eric Emery, will be on site from 5pm until late to talk beer and pull pints. Following the launch, the 504 Pale Ale will continue to be available on draft, exclusively at 25 Liberty.
The 504 is the same Pale Ale that Liberty Villagers and Toronto craft beer enthusiasts helped pick as a favourite in the November 2012 Tasting Sessions. The recipe was scaled up from 25L homebrew batches to 250L microbrew batches on the custom equipment at Junction Craft Brewing. The 504 is an American Pale Ale, brewed and dry hopped with Citra and Czech Saaz hops. It weighs in at 4.8% ABV, and 33 IUBs.
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“In 504 I wanted to craft a truly sessionable ale that had loads of fruity hop flavour and aroma, without fatiguing the palate,” says Eric Emery, LVBC Brewmaster. “I have to thank Junction Craft Brewing and Brewmaster Doug Pengelly for all their support and guidance on this project – as well as everyone else who has supported us along the way.”
This is a very exciting time for the LVBC. They first started developing recipes in the summer of 2012. Since then, they have hosted two tasting sessions in Liberty Village where they solicited feedback from attendees. With that feedback, the team was able to confidently move forward on a mission to both replicate and scale up some of those recipes – 504 is the first.
The Liberty Village Brewing Company, established in 2012, is comprised of four individuals passionate about beer and building community. They can be found all over Toronto – but especially in Liberty Village – tasting and talking about craft beer.
One more reason Liberty Village rocks. How many neighbourhoods have their very own brewing company? For more info please visit the Liberty Village Brewing Company’swebsite.