Brewery News: British Columbia: Surrey: Central City Brewers + Distillers and Great Lakes Brewery collaborate to release Peared Up Saison

Press Release
Image: Central City Brewers + Distillers & Great Lakes Brewery Peared Up Saison Collaboration
Surrey, BC & Toronto, ON, Canada – Surrey’s Central City Brewers + Distillers is working together with Toronto’s Great Lakes Brewery on a juicy seasonal collaboration, Peared Up Saison.
Peared Up Saison marks the first time the two award-winning breweries have collaborated together on a seasonal release. It is a single hopped saison brewed with Jarrylo Hops and real pear juice. The hops bring out a natural banana, pear and citrus spice flavour in this light and sessionable ale. The natural hop flavour is augmented with pear juice in the brew for a fruit-infused flavour experience.
“We were looking to create a light summer sessionable ale that can be enjoyed while people are out and about having fun under the sun,” says Gary Lohin, brewmaster at Central City Brewers + Distillers. “When the opportunity came up to collaborate with the award-winning Great Lakes Brewery, one of Toronto’s oldest breweries, we couldn’t pass up the chance to work with them on this pear saison.”
“We travelled across Canada to the west coast to find a like-minded brewery and Central City’s reputation for making award-winning, great tasting beers just made this collaboration a no-brainer,” says Mike Lackey, head brewer at Great Lakes Brewery. “Our goal was to brew a refreshing, seasonal beer that can be equally enjoyable on the Ontario lakes in cottage country, or on the North Shore mountains after a grinding hike.”
The Peared Up Saison (5% ABV) is available in 650 ml bottles in BC and Alberta liquor stores by end of July.
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About Great Lakes Brewery:
A fiercely independent owned and operated brewery, Great Lakes recently celebrated 29 years in the craft beer business, making them one of the oldest craft breweries in Ontario. Named the 2013 & 2014 Canadian Brewery of the Year and 2014 and 2015 Ontario Craft Brewery of the Year, Great Lakes specializes in producing flavourful beers that will be sure to awaken your taste buds with each sip. From unique seasonal ales and premium lagers to our Project X and Tank Ten Series beers, we produce a variety of products to be enjoyed by everyone.
About Central City Brewers + Distillers:
Central City is a craft brewery and distillery in the business of developing, producing and selling international award-winning, premium craft beer and high quality distilled spirits brewed without compromise. Based in Surrey, British Columbia, CCBD was voted Canada’s Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2012. Their Red Racer brand has become a cult icon among craft beer enthusiasts throughout North America. Founded in 2003 as a brewpub and liquor store in downtown Surrey, CCBD celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 with the grand opening of a brand new, 68,000 sq. ft. brewery and distillery on Bridgeview Drive. It opened a second restaurant in downtown Vancouver, Central City on Beatty in 2015.