Every November, you can show your support for Canada’s veterans by wearing a poppy over your heart. Thanks to Royal City Brewing Co., you can also help those wounded in war by doing something that comes naturally to craft beer fans – drinking beer.
Royal City’s limited-release Remembrance Red is once again available on local LCBO shelves and on tap at local establishments. It’s a choice you can feel good about. A dollar from every bottle of this classic dry Irish red ale will go to Wounded Warriors, a Canadian charity that funds rehabilitation programs for soldiers injured or ill from their service.
My wife and I first tried Remembrance Red on tap at the Army Navy Air Force Club #344 in Guelph. We were both surprised at how good it was. It’s an excellent beer, with nicely roasted malt character, yet well-balanced with a very mild caramel sweetness. It’s well worth the $5.95 price for 650ml at the LCBO, considering the brewery is passing on a good chunk of the proceeds.
When so many Ontario craft brewers are making awful pumpkin-spice seasonal beers, it’s great to see local brewer making a fall seasonal offering that tastes great, and does some good, too.