Svec Half Dark Lager

In 1948 a young, educated entrepreneur named Jaroslav Foukal was forced from his home in Czechoslovakia, fleeing for his survival as Communism swept the country. Landing in Montreal with little more than a suitcase, resiliency and personal fortitude, he began the long journey of building a successful life. Fast-forward two generations and his grandson, Antoine Foukal, is now our Head Brewer. Thank you Jaroslav!

Svec (Shoemaker) is our interpretation of the Czech answer to Anton Dreher’s famous amber hued Austrian lagers. This Polotmavy Lezak, which translates to ‘half dark’, balances malty notes of toffee, brittle and dark raisin bread with the unique spicy character of Saaz hops. Strikingly bold yet elegant and refined, it’s the beer described by J Peterman as “the perfect vehicle for striding along the cobblestone chicanes of Prague’s shoe disctrict.. Sturdy, handsome, luxurious.”

Svec is our interpretation of the Czech answer to the famous amber hued Austrian lagers: strikingly bold, yet elegant and refined.

FEATURE HOPS: Czech Saaz and Sladek

FEATURE MALTS: Moravian Floor Malted Pilsner, Munich and Caramel Malts and a pinch of Rye

4.9% alc

*tax and deposit included

1st Place - 2023 BC Beer Awards - Amber Lager

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