Halifax’s Garrison Brewing releases new Star Trek-themed beer ‘worth dying for’

An artists rendering of Garrison Brewing's new Star Trek-themed craft beer. Garrison Brewing Co.

There’s a new ale produced by a Halifax brewing company that it hopes will go where no beer has gone before.

On Friday, Garrison Brewing said it had released its fourth Star Trek-themed craft beer to continue its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the popular TV franchise.

Known as “Red Shirt Ale,” the company says in a release the craft beer honours the men and women in Starfleet who wear the “doomed” red uniform through an “other-worldly” American Red. For those not familiar with the franchise, officers wearing red shirts typically meet their end shortly after they’re introduced.

“We wanted to make a beer that was fun, tasty and ‘engaging’ to drink in collaboration with the Federation of Beer,” Garrison Brewing president Brian Titus said in a release, referring to the distributors of officially licenced Star Trek beer.

According to the Federation’s website, its “Prime Directive is to produce high quality craft beer … and to unite both Star Trek and craft beer fans.” The Federation also works to honour the creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry.

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The beer, described as “a beer worth dying for” is available at Garrison Brewing, NSLC and private stores, and also in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Manitoba and Alberta.

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