- Inspiration: Hopfenweiss
- Alcohol by Volume: 6.5% alc./vol.
The Shawinigan Handshake is a hazy, peach-coloured beer with notes of bread, banana and spruce, reflecting the flavours of German yeast and Chinook hops. With explosive effervescence, the palate blends soft wheat flavours with bitter hops that linger on for a dry, refreshing finish.
This beer was inspired by the Brooklyner-Schneider Weisse and brewed in collaboration with two beer titans: Hans Peter Drexler and Garett Oliver. It is a nod to two men known for their iron fists and their keen sense of humour: one is a former Prime Minister from Shawinigan and the other a former National League coach, as well as to the now famous affectionate expression. This cheerful hybrid will fill Weizen and American IPA lovers with happiness.
2016 World Beer Awards (Royaume-Uni) Canada’s Best Strong Wheat Beer
2015 Prix du public volet bière (Canada) Gold Medal - Blanche chaleureuse, bien épicée et fruitée
2015 Prix du public volet bière (Canada) Mention meilleure bière d’inspiration nouveau monde
2015 World Beer Awards (Royaume-Uni) Canada’s Best Strong Wheat Beer
2013 Mondial de la Bière Montréal (Canada) Gold Medal, MBière Design – Le contenant et l’histoire