Beer Of The Month, Canadian Beer

Moosehead Lager Canadian Beer

Beer of The Month – May – Moosehead Lager

Moosehead Lager

Founded in the same year as the country, Canadian brewery Moosehead has a rich family history stretching back to 1867.

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’.

Moosehead lager

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.

Moosehead Lager

Check out the review with Simon Martin from  Real Craft Ale – 

Moosehead Lager Review
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The Moosehead Brewery Range:

Moosehead Pale Ale Moosehead Glass

Moosehead Lager is included in our World Lager Mix 12:

World Lager

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