Whisky Smokiness – A Super mellow sipping beer.

What makes Monty’s Ryed Aged Ale so special?

Who can forget Skeleton Champion Jon “Monty” Montygomery’s historic golden ride in Whistler where he captured our hearts and celebrated victory in true Canadian fashion by spontaneously chugging a pitcher of beer?  If you don’t remember the best celebration of all time, click here.

Monty’s Ryed Aged Ale is a tribute to Jon’s victory – and the success of all Canadians who celebrate their own victories – both large and small – every day.  Winning is what makes Canada so great – and we Canadians certainly know how to conquer adversity and punch well above our weight!

The idea for Monty’s all started with a Tweet in 2015 when Old Tomorrow co-founder Ian Macdonald reached out to Jon to collaborate on a new beer. True to his approachable, easy going attitude, minutes after the tweet, Jon responded. Within a few days,  Jon &  the Old Tomorrow team met up and realized we all shared a deep passion for celebrating all that makes  Canada great.  Monty’s was born and salutes Jon’s Western Canadian roots with a Prairie favourite: 100% Canadian Rye Whisky.

We launched Monty’s in a bomber bottle in 2015-16 across Ontario and then Manitoba (Jon hails from Russell, Manitoba), all the while gaining comments from customers about how we might make it even better.

In 2017,  we changed the recipe and amped up the whisky  to create a 6.2% beer.  The result is layered whisky flavour emanating from a brew infused with 100% Canadian Rye Whisky and then aged in oak.

We’ve also moved away from the original bomber bottle and now package Monty’s in a sleek 473ml tallboy can – look for the black can with gold lettering.

The new recipe is packed with more whisky and oak wood notes for even more honey, vanilla and caramel flavours. It now clocks in at 6.2% alcohol by volume with some deeper malt sweetness and rye whisky spice. To signal a new beginning, we’ve tweaked the name to Monty’s Aged Ryed Ale.

Special moments call for top shelf special flavours to celebrate.  We wish you many victories and hope you make Monty’s your special companion.

Colour

Deep caramel colour with golden hues. Creamy off white head.

Aroma

Sweet oaky notes infused with rye spices.

Flavour

Mellow whisky smokiness.  Subtle end notes of caramel, honey and vanilla with hints of rye & oak.  Rich undertones make it an ideal sipping beer that’s almost like a smooth whisky cocktail.

Alcohol by Volume

6.2%

INTERNATIONAL BITTER UNITS (IBUS)

16

Key Ingredients

Old Tomorrow craft ale infused with 100% Canadian Rye Whisky and aged in oak wood.

Food Pairings

Monty’s Aged Ryed  Ale is a perfect companion when relaxing, kicking back and enjoying life.  It’s great to sip on its own and  pairs well with food like:

  • Charcuterie featuring creamy cheese and spicy sausages, chorizo, capicola, smoked meats
  • Smoked fish like salmon, trout and cod
  • Cured and smoked meats
  • Creamy & pesto-based pastas
  • Dark chocolate and caramels
  • Beer floats – Have your beer and eat it too by pouring Monty’s over vanilla ice cream, top with caramel sauce, whipped cream and crumbled graham crackers for a delicious and super easy desert!

COOKING WITH BEER RECIPES

It’s time to mix up your kitchen routine. Variety is the spice of life after all and Monty’s  has notes of rye spice and a smooth, sweet finish. These recipes will give your classic favourites a new twist!

For more recipes using all of Old Tomorrow’s beers, click here.

Awards


  • 1st Place
  • Best of the Festival
    Session Toronto
  • 2015

  • 1st Place
  • Best Packaging
    Session Toronto
  • 2015

Where to buy

Old Tomorrow Monty’s Aged Ryed Ale  is a limited edition product available at the LCBO, select Ontario Grocery Stores that carry beer,  and Manitoba Liquor Marts as well as at your local bar or restaurant.  Click below to find the nearest LCBO or Manitoba Liquor Mart store to you.  If  your favourite store or bar doesn’t stock it, be sure to ask them to bring it in!   Click on the LCBO  or Manitoba images below to find your closest store  or to buy now  on the LCBO’s new e-commerce site.

Always drink responsibly.