Founded in 1839 Arendals has been around the block, heck they done been makin' beer longer than Canada's been a country! Here's a little more info on their brewery (it maybe in Norwegian, so hit that there translate button to do some readin')
Now Norway and Gravenhurst may seem like an odd couple, but shoot if they don't have a long history together goin' all the way back to 1942 and World War II. You see, back then during the war, the Norwegian Air Force was trainin' over here, then in 1942 they done moved their training camp from Toronto all the way up to the Muskoka Air field near Gravenhurst.
Since then, Norway and Gravenhurst has shared a little bond, heck Gravenhurst even earned the nickname "Little Norway" & Norway's current King even came over here to unveil three new planes.
With that in mind, Sawdust City is headin' over to Norway to brew a beer with the good folks of Arendals and hopefully we'll do the folks of "Little Norway" proud! Now, the beer won't be ready until later this fall and most of it will stayin' on the other side of the pond with our new friends in Norway. It will be for sale in grocery stores and restaurants throughout the region. Even with most of the beer stayin' put, we're pretty excited about this opportunity and we've got our fingers crossed that we'll be able to get some of the beer back to Gravenhurst for a special release party later this year. Again, stay tuned to the blog for more details!
Sheesh, that was some pretty cool news eh? But dang if I don't gots even more! Ya see, June's a pretty busy month and we got a ton of events lined up throughout the month. Starting right on June 1st with the 2nd annual Brews'n'Bands festival in Hamilton, ON.
Hosted by the Casbah, Brews'n'bands is a celebration of indie music and awesome craft beer. This event is into it's second year and was one of our favourites from last summer. If your in the area, it's worth poppin' by the Casbah. Peep the poster for more info -