On Friday January 19th, we launched our Ides of January: Toro! Pilsner. A simple Czech pilsner inspired by the Toronto Toros of the WHA. We love making the Ides beers, both to dig deep into Toronto’s history, and for the challenge of designing a recipe that brings a story to life. And it’s always a pleasure to taste the beer for the first time with a tap room full of guests. This launch was extra special, however. Every month it’s our goal to get someone from the community to come and add some context to the stories, and we were over the moon that, this month, Frank Mahovlich, 6 time Stanley cup-winner, NHL Hall-of-Famer and former Toros captain joined us! Frank told us stories of playing for the Toros as well as his time working for Doran’s brewery in Timmins, Ontario. You can watch the video here.