Top Shelf Classic Lager — Coming Soon

Top Shelf Classic Lager, official beer of the NHL Alumni Association

Official beer of the NHL Alumni Association

BAYSVILLE, ON — August 19, 2013 — Lake of Bays Brewing Company and the NHL Alumni Association are proud to reveal the name and look of their first official collaboratively-produced beer: Top Shelf Classic Lager.

“Top Shelf is when you score high in the net, and of course it’s the kind of superlative we’re looking for in all the beers we make,” said Lake of Bays Brewing Co. president and founder Darren Smith.

Top Shelf is an American-style lager brewed with noble hops and Canadian malt. It’s an easy-drinking 4.5% alc./vol., handcrafted to please craft beer drinkers as well as the mainstream beer market. Click here to download a print-quality PDF information page about Top Shelf Classic Lager.

Tall cans of Top Shelf Classic Lager are set to arrive in LCBOs and on tap at select Ontario pubs and restaurants in the fall. The beer will be available all year around.

Distribution to other Canadian provinces and the northeastern United States is scheduled to follow in late fall or early 2014.

Lake of Bays Brewing Company and the NHL Alumni Association signed a deal to team up to produce a family of hockey-themed beers in June. Top Shelf is their first release. The duo’s first limited-release Signature Series specialty brew is in development, with more to follow.

A portion of the proceeds from NHLAA beer sales will go to support the activities of the NHL Alumni Association.

About Lake of Bays Brewing Company

Established in 2008, Lake of Bays Brewing Company is one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in Ontario. Top Shelf Classic Lager joins Lake of Bays Brewing’s line-up of year-round beers, Crosswind Pale Ale, Rock Cut Baysville Lager, and Spark House Red Ale. The company releases limited-edition brews every season: Spring Maple Belgian Blonde Ale (February), River Walker Summer Ale (May), 10Point IPA (August), Old North Mocha Porter (November).

Lake of Bays Brewing’s beer is available at the brewery and in many LCBOs, Beer Stores, pubs and restaurants across Ontario. The company has recently expanded into western Canada and the United States. For more information go to

About NHL Alumni Association

The NHL Alumni Association is a registered not-for-profit organization in Canada and the U.S. that serves as a passionate advocate for greater quality of life benefits for all former NHL players.

The NHLAA serves its retired player members and their families through the NHL Alumni Association and supports youth and community charities through various charitable initiatives. Since inception in 1999 the NHL Alumni has made significant impact on both the retired player community as well as children’s charities.

The NHLAA has 28 Chapters in North America and represents retired professional hockey players globally. The NHLAA is truly “Hockey’s Greatest Family.” For more, visit


Tamsen Tillson
Marketing Manager
Lake of Bays Brewing Company
(705) 767-2313