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Think outside the box: Discover Craft Beer in the OCB Discovery Pack
  Discovery Pack #6 Features Six New Selections for Fall 2010

Sample Some of the 150+ Brands Offered by Ontario's Craft Brewers

Beer lovers are again able to get their heads into more quality beer, thanks to the newest edition of the Ontario Craft Brewers' OCB Discovery Pack.

Featuring six new brands, the unique variety-pack of bottles was designed by the OCB to educate consumers about different styles of premium beer, and help beer lovers discover the world of Craft Beer available in Ontario.

The sixth of a series, the OCB Discovery Pack Fall 2010 Edition is available now in limited quantities exclusively at select LCBO stores across the province. The product code is #206839. If your local LCBO store doesn't have it, get them to order it for you.

> See LCBO stores selling the OCB Fall Discovery Pack.

OCB Discovery Pack No. 6 provides beer lovers in Ontario with a selection of great-tasting locally brewed beers. This Fall version of the Discovery Pack is again featuring beers in bottles.

And we really want to know what you think of the new Discovery Pack, or any suggestions you might have for the future. Visit the OCB Blog and give us your comments.

And, while you're sampling the six brews in the OCB Discovery Pack No. 6, try our new OCB Interactive Tasting Tool. It'll walk you through the tasting process, show you what to look for in different beer styles, and will even allow you to keep a permanent record of all the OCB brands you taste. Afterwards, when you're looking for your next OCB beer to try, we invite you to explore our style guide. And look for the OCB seal when visiting the LCBO!

The six great OCB brands featured in this new pack are: Great Lakes Red Leaf Lager, Black Oak Pale Ale, Nickel Brook Ale, Wellington Iron Duke, Mill Street Tankhouse Ale, Cameron's Dark 266.

OCB Discovery Pack #6 Tasting Notes

Great Lakes Red Leaf Lager — Great Lakes Brewery
Hints of caramel, nuts and toasted malt result in a fully flavoured yet deceptively smooth lager. A well balanced body makes it a perfect year-round beer. Red Leaf is an ideal match with burgers, stews, sandwiches and similar selections. Gold Medal winner at the 2007 Canadian Brewing Awards.

Black Oak Pale Ale — Black Oak Brewing
This thirst quenching golden amber coloured pale ale is refreshing and enjoyable while awakening your taste buds with a nice hoppy burst. The pleasant bitterness is well balanced with an exquisite malty backbone. The enticing hoppy aroma lends to slight notes of citrus. This medium bodied ale is mildly carbonated, with a fluffy white head that leaves behind intricate brewers lacing on the glass.

Nickel Brook Ale — Nickel Brook Beers
Using a blend of five distinct malted Barley's creates this well bodied Ale with a unique ruby red colour. The finest select European hops and yeast are used to create a perfect balance in flavour. Naturally carbonating and aging up to four weeks produces and incredibly smooth.

Wellington Iron Duke — Wellington Brewery
Originally a seasonal brew, Iron Duke Strong Ale is Wellington's winter warmer with the character of barley wine. An excellent dessert beer.

Mill Street Tankhouse Ale — Mill Street Brewery
This popular ale's aroma shows rich fruity hoppiness (cherry, plum), plus woody notes, and lightly smokey crystal malts.

Cameron's Dark 266 — Cameron's Brewing
Cameron's Dark 266 is a dark, chestnut coloured beer with a lacy head. Dark 266 offers the drinkability of a North American style lager with the complexity of fine European beers. Why is it called 266? Visit the brewery to find out.