Russell Brewing introduces Rick August Russian Imperial Stout

Grand prize-winning beer flavourful and dark.

Russell Brewing Company's Rick August Russian Imperial Stout is the grand prize wnner of the 2011 Golden Stag Home Brewing Contest.

Surrey’s Russell Brewing Company has released its Rick August Russian Imperial Stout, grand prize winner of the 2011 Golden Stag Home Brewing Contest.

This special single-batch beer was brewed according to the exact home-brew recipe of grand prize winner Rick August from Saskatchewan. The recipe uses more than 10 types of malts, two types of hops, a special yeast strain, juniper berries and licorice root. At 10.8 per cent, this strong beer is intensely dark and extremely flavourful. Only 360 cases have been produced. This beer is available  for a limited time at specialty liquor stores in British Columbia.

In 2011 Russell Brewing partnered with the Vancouver Homebrewing Association (Vanbrewers) to present the Golden Stag Home Brewing Awards. More than 300 beers were submitted into 23 categories for the contest and judging took place between April 27 and May 10, 2011. The winner was announced at the Awards Ceremony at London Pub, May 11, 2011, during Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2011.

For a list of liquor stores that will be carrying the single-batch beer, visit:

Russell Brewing Company is a premium small-batch brewery located in the Strawberry Hill area of Surrey, specializing in brewing high-quality flavourful ales and lagers. For more information, visit

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