GUELPH, ON – Royal City Brewing has announced that a beer released each year in February to celebrate Black History Month is back for its annual appearance.

Lantern Ale (5% abv) was developed in partnership with the Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS), and has the following backstory and description:

The 1880 building that Guelph Black Heritage Society have owned since 2012 is a former British Methodist Episcopal Church which had ties to the Underground Railroad. At that time, the lantern was a symbol of hope and safety, guiding people to freedom. A lantern would be placed in the window of a home to signify and to identify a safe house along the Underground Railroad.

Lantern Ale is an unfiltered blond ale that is light, refreshing and approachable. This brew has a bit more malt-backbone than a lager, but is still straightforward and easy drinking.

Lantern Ale is available now at the Royal City retail store and online shop, and 50 cents from each can sold will go to support the GBHS.

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