Mariposa Folk Festival in partnership with Sawdust City Brewing Company launches Mariposa Sun Lager

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Mariposa Folk Festival in partnership with Sawdust City Brewing Company alleviate some of the pain due to cancelled festivals with the launch of Mariposa Sun Lager – a perfect light lager for the sunny summer days of 2020.

ORILLIA & GRAVENHURST, ONTARIO (JUNE 11, 2020) – Mariposa Folk Festival and Sawdust City Brewing Company have teamed up to create Mariposa Sun Lager. The beer was brewed for the now cancelled 60th anniversary festival but is ready to drink, and a good beer waits for no one.

“We can’t be together at the Mariposa Folk Festival this year. But we can still share a Mariposa Sun Lager – at a distance – turn up the music, and dream of next year’s festival at Tudhope Park in Orillia,” said Mariposa Folk Foundation President, Pam Carter.

“It’s important that we find ways to stay connected in this trying year. So let’s raise a glass (or a can) to each other and share a remote-cheers. We’re all in this together!” added Carter.

This super drinkable, light lager is made with flaked corn, Canadian pale 2-row malt, and a touch of German pilsner malt. The result is a clean, crisp, classic light lager, perfect for enjoying with your favourite tunes outside on a sunny day. 

The brew is available at the Sawdust City Brewing Company retail location in Gravenhurst, Ontario or can be ordered online at

With a celebrated track record of tasty and flavourful ales, porters, stouts, sours, IPAs, and more, Sawdust City is proud to continue the tradition of precision craft brewing with the release of Mariposa Sun Lager.

“This is the ideal summer lager,” said Sam Corbeil, Sawdust City Brewmaster. “When discussing this collaboration with our partners at Mariposa we were inspired to create something flavourful yet really crushable,  that captures the unique spirit of the Mariposa Folk Festival. So we did our collective thing – seeking out the perfect balance of ingredients and producing a beer with classic lager characteristics. It’s a labour of love when it all comes together like it has for Mariposa Sun Lager.” 

The beer’s name and label are nods to the magical Mariposa moments that have been shared over the past 60 years. “Everyone who has attended the festival would agree, there is nothing like a Mariposa sunset, a hippie van in the distance, acoustic guitars strumming, and people singing along,” said Mariposa Folk Foundation Vice-president Ken Rovinelli. “We wanted to capture that vibe in both the beer and the branding.”

Brewed in a small batch and available for a limited time, Mariposa Sun Lager has a 4.2% alcohol by volume and is brewed to be enjoyed fresh, which means directly from the fridge or cooler in back yards, on patios, at campsites or at beaches with folk music playing in the background.