Rush Partners With Henderson Brewing to Create a Limited Edition ‘Moving Pitchers’ Belgian Pale Ale

The iconic band Rush has partnered with Toronto beermaker Henderson Brewery to create “Moving Pitchers”, a limited edition ale that plays upon the name of the band’s seminal 1981 album Moving Pictures. The album’s original artist, Hugh Syme, designed the bottle labels as well.

RUSH and local Toronto, award-winning Henderson Brewery Inc, are excited to reveal the second premium, limited edition beer – MOVING PITCHERS. …The name is a cheeky play on the famous album cover triple entendre, with the bottle’s label art designed by longtime Rush art designer Hugh Syme.

This ale is a Belgian pale ale with a hefty ABV of 11.9%. It has a fruity, yeasty profile and can be aged up to five years.

A Strong Pale Ale w/ Pinot Noir Wine Must Aged on Maple Wood, this ale pours a gorgeous hazy golden blush colour. The taste is complex, with notes of sweet grapes, bubble gum, maple, apple, lychee and fresh dough.  Perfect for aging, this magical 11.9% limited edition ale can age for up to 5 years.

This is the second version, the first of which was a dark ale made to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album. It completely sold out in the Winter of 2021.

The original Moving Pictures limited-edition beer debuted in the winter of 2021 to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the band’s seminal album, Moving Pictures. That now sold-out Moving Pictures holiday beer was a dark, Belgian style ale with Riesling wine must.

Henderson had previously worked with the band to create the “Rush Golden Ale”.

Thanks Chip Beale!

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