Cheers To Iconic KLB Brewery & Its Raspberry Wheat Beer Coming Home To Kawarthas

A blast from the past is making a return to Peterborough & the Kawarthas, with the news that the iconic KLB Raspberry Wheat Beer is coming home to brew here after 17 years away.

“Kawartha Lakes Brewing started in Peterborough in 1996 and began brewing Raspberry Wheat along with other brands,” Kim Cranfield, Marketing Director of Publican House Brewery, tells PTBOCanada. ”They closed their doors in 2002, and since then Amsterdam Brewing in Toronto has been brewing the Raspberry Wheat. We've been working with them for some time and now have the rights to produce and distribute this beer, and have begun brewing it back in Peterborough in our brew house.”

Photo courtesy Publican House Brewery

Photo courtesy Publican House Brewery

Their vision of bringing it back home was realized with Publican House’s first batch of KLB Raspberry Wheat brewed in their Brew House in May. KLB Raspberry Wheat is one of the original fruit flavored wheat beers made in Ontario, and has won many awards and accolades over two decades.

It is lightly hopped with a high percentage of wheat malt, and a pure raspberry extract is added in the final stages of the brewing process. This brew is light amber, with a frothy white head. It is a crisp, full bodied brew with a unique raspberry aroma and a satisfying wheat finish.


KLB Raspberry Wheat, which is brewed and packaged out of the Publican House Brewery, is available in their Retail Store, Brew Pub, LCBO, The Beer Store, Grocery Stores and select restaurants and pubs near you.

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