We figured that you needed some good news today, and we’re here to deliver the best . . . in the history of humanity. The greatest beer on planet Earth (that we’ve ever consumed) soon, at long last, will be exported from its home in the Great White North to the lower 48. This from the Alexander Keith’s web site (you need to be 21 to access it) (or a resolute fibber):
“Since Alexander Keith first began brewing in 1820, Alexander Keith’s Fine Beers have grown from a local brew only available in Nova Scotia to become a national favourite across Canada. For over 180 years, our Brewmasters have brewed exceptional quality beer that all Canadians can be proud of. This pride of Nova Scotia has something else to celebrate today.
“For years, fans in the U.S. have asked for Keith’s and now we are proud to announce that we are introducing Alexander Keith’s Fine Beers to our neighbours south of the border!
“Beginning this spring, Alexander Keith’s Fine Beers will be available to our American neighbours, but not until Mr. Keith’s time-honoured practices for ensuring quality and taste are upheld through our rigourous brewery accreditation process. Follow along on this blog as Brewmaster Emeritus Graham Kendall passes along Alexander Keith’s proud heritage to Brewmasters Nick Mills and Rebecca Reid as they accredit the Baldwinsville, NY brewery to brew Alexander Keith’s Fine Beers.
You have to imagine that larger American markets would be among the first to be blessed with the imported liquid bliss. What if the Caps go on a great springtime run, and what if we can toast to the success then with God’s tears? Has ever our northerly neighbour treated us with as much warmth and love?
(In our collective excitement we’re even adopting silly Canadian spelling today.)