On Friday January 19th we had the launch of our Ides of January – A simple Czech-Pilsner inspired by the Toronto Toro’s of the WHA. We love making the Ides beers, both for digging deep into Toronto’s history, and the challenge of designing a recipe that brings the story to life. And it’s always a pleasure to taste the beer for the first time with a full tap-room of guests. This launch was very special, however. Every month it’s our goal to get someone from the community to come and add some context to the stories, and we are over the moon that this month Frank Mahovlich, 6 time Stanley cup winner, NHL hall-of-famer and former Toro’s captain joined us! Frank told us stories of playing for the Toro’s as well as his time working for Doran’s brewery in Timmins, Ontario. You can watch the video here.
Photos by: Nick Lachance