August 2, 2023

Commemorating Louis Riel’s Legacy with Our August Featured Flavour

We continue our tradition to honour a real-life community hero namesake with each of our monthly feature flavours. Last month’s local hero was Ryder Smith, a 13-year-old boy who was born with cerebral palsy who lives here in Winnipeg.
In honour of Ryder, we will be donating $1 from every pint of Ryder Rhubarb sold in July to the Disability Matters Vote.

In August, we decided to bring back one of our legendary award-winning flavours – Louis Lavender.
The combination of Saskatoon berries and lavender create a symphony of tastes that is unrivalled in its complexity and allure.
In every spoonful, a story that speaks of the land’s bounty and the people’s dedication to preserving it unfolds.
So, savour the essence of the prairie with each bite, and let this award-winning flavour take you on a journey through the heart and soul of Manitoba and undoubtedly make the Father of Manitoba proud!

Louis Lavender’s name is an ode to the esteemed Louis Riel (1844 – 1885). Born in 1844 in Saint-Boniface of the Red River Settlement, Louis was a Metis leader and politician in the mid to late 19th century when Canada was still in the works of developing as a nation. Riel is remembered today as a powerful Canadian figure who was quintessential in the creation and establishment of Manitoba. On top of that, Louis Riel was a spokesperson, advocate, and leader in the fight for Metis rights, and he is commonly referred to as the Founder of Manitoba.

In honour of Louis, we will be donating $1 from every pint of Louis Lavender sold in-store this month to Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre.

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is a Winnipeg-based “strength and value-based family resource organization” that aims to support Indigenous wellbeing, particularly within the family unit and was established in 1984.

We hope you will visit us this month, purchase a pint of Louis Lavender and know that you are supporting a great cause while you enjoy this month’s feature!