Red Racer Lucky Dog is a Chinese New Year Collaboration with Taiwan’s Redpoint Brewing Co.
SURREY, BC – Central City Brewers + Distillers announces the Red Racer Lucky Dog Kumquat Wheat Ale Chinese New Year collaboration with Taiwan’s Redpoint Brewing Co.
The Red Racer Lucky Dog celebrates the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog as a seasonal wheat ale brewed with fresh kumquats. The kumquat is a sweet and fragrant citrus fruit traditionally eaten during the lunar new year celebrations.
Partnering with Redpoint Brewing from Taiwan for this collaboration brew meant working across borders and oceans to come up with a recipe. Redpoint brewmaster Spencer Jemelka travelled from Taiwan to the Central CIty Brewers + Distillers facility in Surrey, British Columbia to brew this celebratory beer.
“We approached our collaboration with Spencer and Redpoint Brewing with completely open minds and it was great fun,” says Gary Lohin, Brewmaster at Central City Brewers and Distillers. “We wanted to create something innovative with an element of Chinese tradition. Spencer suggested using kumquats since eating the fruit is a Chinese New Year tradition and we went with it. The sweet citrus lends itself perfectly to a nicely balanced wheat beer like this one.”
Thanks to the addition of kumquats this fruit forward beer is both complex yet incredibly drinkable and offers great refreshment.
Find Red Racer Lucky Dog around BC and Alberta while quantities last!
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