Just in time for the warm spring weather, Big Rig Brewery’s Hoppin’ Maibock hits LCBO shelves this week.
At 5.8% ABV, this classic amber lager style is the perfect transitional beer between winter and summer. It has a nice malt backbone that gives it the right touch of richness. And, the late addition of hops provides a fresh new take on this traditional beer.
“With Hoppin’ Maibock we decided to put a modern twist on this spring beer,” says Lon Ladell, Big Rig Brewery’s brewmaster. “We dry hopped it with a New Zealand variety to introduce big tropical notes that lead into its complex, malty body. It balances a light touch of alcohol heat for cooler spring nights, but is still refreshing and thirst-quenching for afternoons on the patio. There’s nothing like this out there right now. “
Hoppin’ Maibock will be available in the LCBO in 473mL cans until the end of spring. It will also be available direct from the brewery, and on tap at select bars and restaurants across Ontario.
Founded in 2012, Big Rig Brewery is led by brewmaster Lon Ladell. With 20 years of experience, he expertly reinvents traditional styles and creatively crafts emerging ones. It’s no surprise the brewery has won numerous awards in a short span of time for its standout beer including New Brewery of the Year in Ontario (2013), 14 medals at the Ontario Brewing Awards and one gold medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards.