You could say that this beer started over 24 years ago. Lon Ladell (Big Rig Brewmaster/co-owner) and Don Harms (aka Dr. Malt) met at the legendary Spinnakers Brewery on Vancouver Island back in 1997. They bonded over many things, one of them being their love for a solid dortmunder export. That style was the first beer they brewed together, and was the start of an awesome friendship.
Flash forward to 2021, Lon and Don are back at it, working together again in the same brewery. Brewing this beer was not only a walk down memory lane, but a celebration of a friendship and bond created through tank samplings, a love of craft beer and, most importantly, laughter. The Reunion Dortmunder (and second release of our One Off Series) is just that- the perfect friendship beer.
This golden lager has an excellent clean malt start followed by a relaxed hop finish, giving you a beer that's hoppier than a Helles and less bitter than a Pilsner. The Reunion Dortmunder is a reinvention of the past, and a glass raiser to good friends and good times.