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Monday, January 11, 2010

Who Else Is Heading To The Olympics?

There are 31 days to go before the grand opening and lighting of the Olympic flame at BC Place in Vancouver, and two Altantic Canadian breweries have announced that they will be sending beers out west for the Atlantic pavilion.

Andrew Cooper from the Propeller Brewing Company posted a feed on Twitter earlier today that confirmed that Halifax's oldest independent brewery will be suppling some of their gold medal beers for the east coast athletes. propellerbeer -Taking Gold to the Olympics - Propeller is proud to supply our gold medal beers to Atlantic Canada House #vancouver2010

Then Picaroon's let their fans know that they too will be sending some of their product out to the games in a post on their blog: Picaroons was very proud to be honored recently when asked to send out some beer for the Atlantic Pavilion at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver this February. Go Canada Go!


The Garrison Brewing Company was also asked to participant and they've obliged by sending out bottles of their Tall Ship Amber, Irish Red, Nut Brown & Martello Stout.

Toronto's Mill Street Brewery will be sending out their Tankhouse Ale and Organic Lager for the Ontario pavillion.

Steam Whistle - Steam Whistle Pilsner, Beau's - LugTread Lagered Ale, and Great Lakes - Red Leaf Lager will also be representing Ontario with beer from their respective breweries, joining Mill Street.

Bob Baxter, founder of the Yukon Brewery, let me know that there will be number locations around the Olympic Village to get beers from his brewery.

Pump House Brewing Co. in New Brunswick will also be part of the Atlantic pavilion, sending bottles of their Blue Berry and Cadian Cream Ale.

What other Canadian craft breweries are sending beers west for the Olympics? Shoot me an email ( if you know of a local brewery that is taking part.


Brian said...

Hey Troy, Garrison represented as well. Dropped a dozen flats or so off today meaning "Maritime House" will be serving Tall Ship Amber, Irish Red, Nut Brown & toasty Martello Stout (wish I were an athlete!)

3 Dog Brewery said...

That's great. Now the people have a choice besides those two foreign owned breweries with their yellow, fizzy and bland beer.

Sybil Taylor said...

Steam Whistle will also be the exclusive beer served at CANFUND house [ ] which will be open daily to the public, media, sponsored athletes and their families. And, if you can't make it to the Olympics yourself, we'll be hosting an Opening Ceremonies, Women's Gold Hockey, and Closing Ceremonies Parties here at Steam Whistle in association with CANFUND. Details to follow. Visit our website to learn more.

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