Ides 3: Radicle Wheat

Wheat Beer5.2%

The radicle is the first part of a seedling to emerge from the seed.  Our Radicle Wheat brings together an emerging artist and two emerging brewers collaborating in celebration of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition’s 55th anniversary.  Started in 1961 by Murray and Maravelle Koffler, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition has been launching artists’ careers for over half a century.  Notable artists such as Ken Danby, David Blackwood, Joanne Tod, Jennifer Stead and Harlan House exhibited here during early stages of their careers. Last year Nicole Moss did the same, and won the Best-Of Drawing and Illustration award.

 Nicole created this original piece of art to represent the Exhibition, combining art, nature, the city and fun.  She notes: “I wanted to include Murray Koffler, as he has kick started many artists’ careers with this exhibition. There is a paint splatter covering some of his face, showing that his vision of the arts in a public space has come to life. There are numerous paint splatters all over the collage to represent how the artists take over Nathan Phillips Square for this event.”

 We hope you will agree that this Radicle Wheat is a work of art in its own right, and we thank our own emerging artists Jeff Kaldma and Jeremy Moore for this delicious composition.  Made with prairie wheat and Belgian yeast, this beer is a tasty midsummer treat with hints of coriander and orange peel and a crisp, tart finish.

Henderson Brewing x Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Ides Series Artist Collab in Sixth Year + TOAF Celebrates 60th Anniversary this July!

Canada’s largest and longest-running contemporary outdoor art fair is turning 60!
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair will take place from July 2-11 and celebrates artists online as a digital event. Enjoy artist-led studio tours, curated collections and virtual art talks, or visit select artists showcased at stackt market. Art lovers can browse and buy artworks from 400+ artists. For more info, visit

TOAF will be on site at Henderson Brewery the 2nd weekend of the fair, Saturday July 10, 1-6 PM to enjoy the outdoors and the new artist collaboration Ides Series brew with you.

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