CRESTON, BC, June 27 /CNW/ - The Columbia Brewery has determined that the unexpected cold front that hit the Coquihalla this past Monday was caused by the top secret transport of Glacier Frost, the newest member of the Kokanee Family.

Glacier Frost is brewed using a secret mountain recipe to create an incredibly cool and refreshing taste with a crisp finish. It is the first new offering from Kokanee in more than 15 years.  With snow banks, snow ball fights and Vancouver's "first ever" ice patio lounge serving as a frosty back drop, Vancouverites at Malone's Bar and Grill will be the first in BC to sample Glacier Frost. Just in time for the long weekend and exclusive to BC, Glacier Frost will be available at participating retail stores, bars and restaurants.

"Glacier Frost is part of Kokanee's ongoing commitment to bringing beer drinkers refreshing new choices," said Kyle Norrington, national brand manager, Kokanee. "When Columbia Brewery's brewmaster developed this special mountain recipe and created an incredibly cool tasting lager, we knew we had the perfect addition to the Kokanee family."

Glacier Frost is another innovative, fun way to deliver cool refreshment and great beer experiences to Canadian beer drinkers. It builds on the great success of Kokanee, Chill Check, Glacier Girl, Fresh Tracks, Free Ride, Summer and Winter Back Label programs, the unique Kokanee Glacier Draught System as well as sponsorship of Kokanee Crankworx and The Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

About the Columbia Brewery

Built in 1959, the Columbia Brewery is located in picturesque Creston and is part of the rich brewing tradition of British Columbia. Sourced exclusively from the Columbia Brewery, Kokanee lager is an authentic domestic specialty beer and a true taste of British Columbia. In addition to Kokanee and Kokanee Gold, the Columbia Brewery also produces Kokanee Light, Kootenay True Ale and Kootenay Mountain Ale and now Kokanee Glacier Frost.