This crisp, clean, thirst-quenching table beer was originally brewed in April 2019, as part of Henderson's monthly Ides series. Due to popular demand, it is one of the very few Ides releases they’ve chosen to bring back as a spring seasonal.
Canada’s first park was opened in 1860 — just a few kilometres from where the brewery now stands — by Edward Prince of Wales (eventually to be King), and was named for Queen Victoria. Today, the park serves mainly as a thoroughfare for university students but, at one time, citizens of the growing city of Toronto used it for respite from their daily grind and for social gatherings. It’s not hard to picture this precursor to today’s park culture: civilized groups of people picnicking under the park’s many shady trees. Very likely they would have been enjoying a glass of equally civilized beer with their cucumber sandwiches and carrot sticks. This light, hazy, tart, thirst-quenching table beer with Meyer lemon juice and zest is a toast to those days and to that park: Queen’s Park.