If you’re searching for a crisp and refreshing beer for your summer bbqs, look no further than Local Lager – the first beer created in cooperation with Rotary to raise funds for local and international projects. It’s a great way to feel good about yourself, while you sit back on your deck and enjoy this delicious Ontario craft beer.
Rotary is a network of volunteers who have come together to create change regardless of race, colour, religion or politics. This diverse global network of 1.2 million people work in 34,282 clubs worldwide and combine their skills to support their community projects. Their initiatives tackle issues such as healthcare, literacy, environmental concerns, youth development, food and hunger, senior issues, education and emergency relief.
The Kempenfelt Rotary Club is one of the 19 Rotary clubs in Ontario promoting Local Lager, and look forward to putting the proceeds toward local charities. The Rotary also uses other events such as Kids Fishing Day, Colt for a Day, and the Kempenfelt Derby to raise funds. Local Lager has already raised over $22,000 for the 33 Rotary Clubs in Ontario since September 2017. For more information on our local Rotary and how to join, visit them online.
Wellington Brewery’s Local Lager
The Rotary Club of Peterborough initiated the idea and partnered with their local Publican Brewery. The high demand soon overran the local microbrewery however, and when the Guelph Rotary location wanted to collaborate they looked for a larger brewery to support the project.
Guelph’s Wellington Brewery stepped in, and soon began producing a delicious Ontario Craft lager using 100% Canadian barley and wheat malt. It’s German light lager inspiration shines through in it’s crisp and refreshing taste. Wellington Brewery is one of the original craft breweries in Canada. It was founded in 1985 in Guelph and creates award winning small batch beers using all-natural ingredients.
The plan was launched as a three-year project with the possibility to continue it further. Rotary International consulted on the design, and together they created a can displaying the familiar hub-and-spoke logo in it’s blue and gold colours, and the organization’s guiding principles listed on the back.
The Easiest Charity Donation You’ll Ever Make
If you’re interested in getting involved with a fantastic charity, but can’t find the time between summer bbqing and patio time, this might be the perfect solution.
From each sale 50 cents will return back to Rotary – 20 cents to the local Rotary and 20 cents to the Peterborough and Guelph clubs, and 10 cents going to Rotary International’s water projects.
You can find Local Lager in three Barrie Beer Stores: 71 Mapleview Drive, 30 Anne Street South, and 531 Bayfield Street. Tall cans retail for #3.10, $18 for a six pack, and $69 for a 24 pack. You can also stop by a number of local establishments to enjoy Local Lager including: Barrie Country Club, Tangle Creek Golf Club, Liberty North, Simmering Kettle, Hooligans, Tiffs, Talk is Free Theater, 5 Points Theater, Snow Valley Resort, and the home of the Barrie Baycats – Coates Stadium.
This weekend, be charitable and have a drink!