Canadians are really starting to embrace local beer, craft beer in general, and especially Canadian-made beer. You can count a new name among the options with a truly Canadian choice in Old Tomorrow Canadian Pale Ale, aunched in celebration of the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald on January 11.
We had the chance to enjoy this great beer that is “inspired by the grit, determination and greatness of Canada’s founding father,” and thought we should chat with one of the owners of this family run company, Ian.
Why did you start Old Tomorrow?
Canada is a great country and we wanted to celebrate that with a great beer. We wanted to make something that was approachable, and that people could just really enjoy.
Why the name? What inspired that?
It was the nickname for Sir John A. Macdonald, who had an uncanny sense of timing. Our aim with Old Tomorrow CPA is to project a confidence in taste and boldness in character that mirrors Canada’s growing self-assurance and is a tribute to Sir John A.’s greatness.
What makes it different?
There are Indian Pale Ales and American Pale Ales, but we wanted to make a Canadian Pale Ale — something smooth that new beer drinkers or longtime lovers of beer alike could enjoy
If you could describe it in one word, what would it be?
Well I’m not sure about one word, but I would have to say feisty yet smooth, which speaks to the flavor. It has a great balance between what most beer drinkers are used to, the feistiness of the new world beer and the smoothness of the old-world beer.
Where can Canadians pick it up?
Old Tomorrow is available in LCBOs across Ontario, as well as in numerous restaurants and bars in Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston.
What do you want people who are enjoying it to take away from it?
We want everyone to enjoy the experience and the flavor and consider it suitable for any occasion.
We also hope that this can inspire us as people, and most of all as Canadians, to celebrate and be proud of this great country.
Other than beer, what are you addicted to?
I would have to say sports. The Jays, The Leafs, The Raptors… We the North. I guess maybe I’m just addicted to Canada!
Now that you have all the details, your next task is to try it for yourself. Visit Old Tomorrow for full details and availability