Exploring the China Wall


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In this first podcast of the 2014 season, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato chats with Darren Smith, owner and president of Lake of Bays Brewing Co. and brewer Rob Creighton from Grand River Brewing. Together, the trio sample the first of Lake of Bay’s limited edition Signature Series lineup of tribute beers: China Wall Vienna Dark Lager.

Find out:

  • The various reasons why Johnny Bower might have been nicknamed ‘China Wall’
  • The ingredients in China Wall Dark Vienna Lager and how it’s different from a standard Vienna Lager
  • What the next beer in the series will be
  • How brewers can mask alcohol in high alcohol beers
  • How the quality of local water affects brewing
  • How the entire Baysville liquor was stolen and how it brought the community together
  • The perils of creating custom brews for celebrities

… And find out more about Johnny Bower’s storied career at the Hockey Hall of Fame website

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