Central City Brewers + Distillers is getting ready for summer by launching two refreshing Radlers: Red Racer Radler and Hopping Mad Cider Radler — Canada’s first Cider Radler.
Being passionate about all things cycling (Radler is German for “cyclists”), Central City’s Red Racer Radler is created in the German tradition of mixing beer and juice for refreshing drink designed for cyclists. Using a light blonde ale as a beer base, it’s balanced with ruby red grapefruit juice and lemon juice. The result is a blend of refreshing malt flavour with a balance of grapefruit notes and slight acidity.
The Hopping Mad Cider Radler is a completely new style, the first ever Cider Radler released in Canada, using an off-dry premium apple cider and grapefruit juice to give a balance of tart and sweet notes, and a gluten free twist that’s perfect for summer.
“The Radler is the perfect patio drink when the weather is warm or to replace that boring Mimosa during a weekend brunch,” says Gary Lohin, Brewmaster at Central City Brewers + Distillers. “Our Red Racer Radler is a refreshing lightly flavoured craft beer blended with ruby red grapefruit juice, resulting in a low alcohol beer with balanced acidity and citrus flavour. While our Hopping Mad Cider Radler is a premium cider infused with Florida grapefruit juice producing a nicely balanced, and slightly tart refreshing drink. Perfect for those who are looking for something a little different for summer.”
Central City will be hosting a Radler launch event on Wednesday, March 23rd at the Tap & Barrel Convention Centre (Barrel Room) in Vancouver from 6:30 p.m. to closing.
The Red Racer Radler (3.5% ABV, IBU 16) and the Hopping Mad Cider Radler (4.2% ABV) are available in 473ml cans in liquor stores in BC, Alberta and Ontario as well as on draught in late March.