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Longwood Celebrates Batch 1000

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Longwood Doppelbock

Longwood is jointly celebrating the brewing of its 1000th beer today, both at the brewpub in Nanaimo and the Alibi Room in Vancouver. This is a rather unusual arrangement for a brew pub outside of the Lower Mainland. It speaks to the contribution Alibi co-owner, Nigel Springthorpe, has given to furthering craft beer in BC. Longwood beer is only available in Vancouver because Springthorpe personally picks it up from Nanaimo.

Brewer, Harley Smith, chose a Doppelbock for his 1000th batch. This is what he has to say about it:

This strong lager has been brewed in celebration of the 1000th beer made at the Longwood. Doppelbock was traditionally brewed as liquid bread to be consumed by monks during Lent.  Today we just drink it because it tastes good.  A deep mahogany colour leads one to an extremely flavourful yet very drinkable beer.  Treat this malt monster with respect.  9.5%  Alc/Vol.

We are pleased to share the release of this beer with the Alibi Room.  Graham and I have been fasting since Monday and are preparing to meet our maker after several Doppels tonight.  Here’s to seeing you “Doppel” in the next life.

Harley & Graham
Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant, Nanaimo

Be sure to stop by the brewpub or the Alibi Room to toast Harley and Graham on a job well done!

Written by BCbrews

February 19, 2009 at 11:21 am

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  1. I took some friends to the Alibi Room last night and it was an awesome time. We all enjoyed the Longwood Doppelbock and the Swans Cask ESB very much. The food was excellent also.

    Thanks for the tip.




    February 26, 2009 at 1:03 pm

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