In the beginning it was known as the Turtle Grove brewery, ran by Susannah Oland and her family in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The brewery quickly became popular in the area, but the road to being a successful business was far from straight-forward. The Oland’s tackled brewery fires, prohibition, family deaths and an exploding French war ship before purchasing the James Ready Brewery in 1928. Susannah’s grandson, George, releases Moosehead Pale Ale, nowadays called ‘the beer that built the brewery’.
The James Ready Brewery was officially renamed Moosehead Brewery Ltd in 1947, and the iconic green bottle was introduced in the 70s. The brewery is still owned by the Oland family today and is fiercely independent. Currently in its 6th generation, with the 7th in training, Moosehead is shipped all over the world. At Beers of Europe, Canadian Beer - Moosehead Lager and Moosehead Pale Ale are available all year round.
Moosehead Lager, their flagship, is brewed using 100% Canadian barley malt and pure Spruce Lake water. It is a pale lager by style and pairs well with jacket potato or sauerkraut. Moosehead even suggest pairing this with BBQ ribs or steak if you’re up for taking a risk. It weighs in at 5% ABV (alcohol by volume) and is a well-balanced, golden lager. With Canada Day on the 1st July every year, there’s no better lager to celebrate with!
by Matthew Keely-Smith - Beers of Europe
Moosehead Lager is avavailable with the rest of the Moosehead range from Beers of Europe, online and instore.
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