It’s official. The premium lager inspired by the award-winning TV show, Letterkenny, has come true. It’s a 100% official beer of Letterkenny with a satisfying taste that can get along with anyone in the room.
How do we know?
We’ve been eyeing Puppers for a while since Season 2, and with its much-awaited arrival in grocery stores, we couldn’t help but buy one.
Before we dive into everything there is to know about this premium lager, let’s see how it came to be.
Puppers Beer Origin Story: Letterkenny
If you haven’t heard of the TV show Letterkenny, [R] we recommend giving the hilarious comedy series a shot.
With 7 seasons, Letterkenny is an all-time favorite for many and stands as the reigning champ at the Canadian Screen Awards.
The show follows the story of residents of Letterkenny, which is a small community in Ontario.
In this rural fictional town, the plot follows the events of residents belonging to either one of the three groups: Skids, Hockey Players, and Hicks.
Small factions have a way of competing with one another, and in Letterkenny, there’s always a trivial matter that leads to a feud or someone’s ass getting kicked.
The main characters belong to the Hicks faction: Wayne, his sister Katy, Wayne’s best friend Daryl, and Katy’s friend, Dan.
Put these 4 in a room, and your cheeks will probably turn sore after laughing so hard too many times.
So, where does Puppers beer come in? While the show centers around these 4 characters and is mostly a laugh for gags TV film, it’s also a show that showcases the characters consuming a lot of beer. In this case, Puppers beer.
Fans from all over snap photos of Puppers beer while using catchphrases like “back to chorin” and “great day for hay.”
It’s an actual thing, and we’re excited to tell you what Puppers beer has to offer its fans and “new Hicks” like yourself.
What Is Puppers Beer?
Puppers beer is a 4% premium lager perfect for any “Hick” to drink when you’re lawnmowing, vacuuming, sweeping, doing the laundry, washing the dishes, setting the table, and just about any other “chorin’ task.
It’s also described by many as:
“Puppers is a 4% premium lager it’s everything you could want in a beer. This golden lager has a satisfying taste that will get along with anyone. It’s a faithful friend that will always be by your side. Pure. Loyal. Golden.”
So is it as golden, pure, and loyal as the characters of Letterkenny claim it to be? Let’s find out.
What Does Puppers Beer Taste Like?
Since its release, Letterkenny fans and beer lovers have been eager to try Puppers, and here’s what we’ve discovered so far:
- Appearance – Pale yellow that comes with an inch of soapy white head.
- Mouthfeel – Medium body with a clean aftertaste and light carbonation. The finish is dry and crisp together with a lemon lingering feel.
- Taste – Starts off with a mixture of sweet corn and straw malt followed by a hint of lemon and lager yeast. Relatively sweet with a slight bitterness and smooth overall.
- Smell – Soapy, musty, and resembles a wet hay scent
Overall, it’s a light lager perfect if you want a refreshing brew after a long day or post-chore activity. It’s an excellent choice to have in the summer. Fans and beer enthusiasts all around grade Puppers with a B+ – a passable mark.
Where is Puppers Beer Brewed?
Puppers Premium is brewed in a craft brewery in Sudbury, Ontario. Sudbury is also the location where Letterkenny is filmed and is commonly known as the world’s hard rock mining capital. Currently is not available in the US,… pitter patter.
Is Puppers Real Beer?
Yes, and you can thank Stack Brewing for making it happen. With limited stocks, we’re hoping Stack Brewing continues to brew more for more of the world to try!
Unfortunetly, Helium Beer still is not a real thing 🙁
Who Is Stack Brewing?
Being the official Letterkenny Puppers brewer, Stack Brewing is a craft brew company located in Sudbury. However, Puppers isn’t the only beer Stack Brewing offers.
In fact, Stack Brewing distributes beer all across Ontario and offer a variety of brews, such as:
- Nickel City
- Saturday Night
- Black Rock
Sudbury also stands as one of the many locations you can find Stack Brewing beer. Other locations in Canada include:
- North Bay
- Thunder Bay
- Blind River
- Manitoulin Island
- Sault Ste. Marie
- Tamiskaming Shores
Is Puppers Available in the USA?
Unfortunately, getting Puppers is only possible by driving to Stack Brewing in Sudbury. As far as we’re concerned, beer regulations in Canada are even tougher than TV regulations.
Don’t worry, though! New Metric Media president, Mark Montefiore, is pushing to get Puppers sold in other provinces and hopefully readily available for Americans to get their hands on.
Where Can I Order Puppers in Canada?
Currently, the premium lager is available in 473 ml aluminum cans sold in LCBO stores in Ontario. Of course, you can also purchase it directly from the Slack retail shop.
If you don’t feel like driving all the way to Sudbury, you might be able to score yourself a Puppers on Stack Brewing’s website.
Sad to say, Stack Brewing doesn’t offer Puppers in kegs. After all, this may spark some trouble with customs if you end up hauling a couple of kegs across the border.
However, you can get Puppers from selected Liquor Depots in Alberta. In Edmonton, you can find it at Sherbrooke Liquor Store, 11819 St Albert Trail.
Is It Worth Buying a Puppers?
Lagers offer a crisp, clean flavor and usually lighter-bodied than ales, which offer a more fruity aroma and flavor.
This may be harder to appreciate for some, but for those who love a gentler and easier drink that you can drink large amounts of, Puppers hits the bullseye.
Surely, you don’t want a heavy brew after a long hiking trip or after doing heavy chore work.
What you need is a refreshing brew that’s gentle on your mouth and has enough sharpness to give you a kick, yet balanced with a relative sweetness to cool your tongue—something like Puppers.
Lagers taste even better if you pair it with roast pork, hot dogs, pizzas, or even fish & chips.
Puppers is a satisfying beer that hits the spot after a long day. Although it didn’t quite fulfill our expectations of the premium label it promises, it’s an enjoyable drink nonetheless.
It’s undoubtedly better than most light lagers we’ve tried. Seeing as how you can drink large amounts of it without the struggle of finishing a pub beer or Stout, that’s bonus points to its overall quality and taste.
Care to give it a shot? Be a part of the Letterkenny tribe here.
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