Algonquin launches black and tan

Algonquin Brewery has become the first Canadian brewer to launch a black and tan beer.Black and tan is a style of beer produced by blending stout and lager.Drew Knox, vice-president of marketing with Algonquin, says the Formosa, Ont.-based microbrewery launched its...

Algonquin Brewery has become the first Canadian brewer to launch a black and tan beer.

Black and tan is a style of beer produced by blending stout and lager.

Drew Knox, vice-president of marketing with Algonquin, says the Formosa, Ont.-based microbrewery launched its own version of the brew after observing u.s. brands grow steadily in popularity in the northeastern u.s. states.

Earlier this month, a draft version of Algonquin Black & Tan went on sale in licenced establishments in southern Ontario.

Next week, one-litre bottles of the beer will begin shipping to the province’s Liquor Control Board of Ontario outlets. PA