The GOODS from Cannery Brewing Company
Penticton, BC | Many people know that the Okanagan Valley is typically warm and friendly. But what people don’t always get to experience is that it can also be strong and dark. Throughout the summer months, the valley is hit by severe thunderstorms that leave most people in awe. As a dedication to Mother Nature and all of her fury, comes Cannery Brewing’s newest beer, L’Orage Noir, which translates to Black Storm. L’Orage Noir is the latest limited release in the Artisan Creations series from Penticton’s Cannery Brewing.
Ross Thompson, head brewer for Cannery Brewing explained, “Our L’Orage Noir is an ‘Abbey’ Style Belgian Dark Strong Ale. It focuses on the unique flavours created by the teamwork of Belgian yeast and Candi sugar. A simple background of Pilsner, ESB, Special B and Carfa malts bow to the shocking flavours of the yeast and sugar.”
Thompson continued, “We are pretty excited about this new limited release. We’ve wanted to create a beer in this style for some time. We really wanted to push the boundaries with this one and we’re pleased with what we were able to create. We tested it out on tap in our tasting room and we got some great feedback on it.” At 9% alc./vol., this is Cannery Brewing’s strongest beer to-date.
Like the other beers in Cannery Brewing’s new Artisan Creations series, the L’Orage Noir label is an artistic creation designed to match the artistry of the beer. Thompson explained, “We knew we needed a powerful image to reflect the character of this dark, strong ale. We are absolutely thrilled to feature the brilliant Okanagan lightning storm photo captured by Okanagan-based photographer Caillum Smith from Preserved Light Photography. Caillum, an international award-winning photographer, has been recognized by National Geographic and published by Times Magazine. To have his photo on our L’Orage Noir label is an honour for our team at Cannery Brewing.”
Cannery Brewing’s L’Orage Noir is a single batch release that will be available at private craft-beer focused liquor stores and restaurants throughout BC and at select liquor stores in Alberta until it is gone. For a list of private liquor stores carrying the L’Orage Noir, click here.
Owners: Patt and Ron Dyck
Brew Team: A passionate group of beer crazy souls.
ABOUT CANNERY BREWING
Located amidst the breath taking scenery of Penticton, British Columbia, our micro-brewery produces individually hand-crafted fine ales and lagers of unmistakable complexity and balance. This flavour is the result of wonderful combinations of premium quality malted grains and carefully chosen Pacific Northwest hops. Cannery Brewing is the Small Brewery with Big Flavour!
All of our beers are created with carefully selected and scrutinized ingredients. We use the finest hops and malted barleys and only the finest yeast strains. Our brews are all natural. They contain no preservatives and are not pasteurized. You get a fresh, crisp taste every time.
We brewed our first batch of beer in the Old Aylmer Fruit and Vegetable Cannery in Penticton on April Fool’s Day, 2001. It did seem like an auspicious day for the start of a brewery that would be dedicated to enjoyment (not to mention the odd practical joke!). In the beginning, we brewed and sold beer in kegs for local restaurants, pubs and clubs. After that came the wonderful 8.5 litre Party Pigs of beer that flew out our doors. (Our pigs do fly!)
In 2011, we celebrated our 10th anniversary and our 1000th brew! Today we sell our beers in 650ml bottles, 355ml cans, on tap, in Party Pigs and we recently launched a new Growler program. A Growler is a reusable, glass 2L bottle that can be filled at our brewery.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Over the years, we have been fortunate to receive a number of different awards at various beer festivals throughout the country. We were thrilled when we won a Gold Medal for our Squire Scotch Ale and a Silver Medal for our Naramata Nut Brown Ale as part of the 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards.
Cheers All Around For Penticton’s Cannery Brewing | Penticton Western News
Cannery Brewing Strikes Gold At CBAs | Beer Geek
Squire Scotch Ale A Gentleman’s Affair | Bryehn.ca
Naramata Namesake Gets Award At Beer Fest | My Naramata