03/05/2015 12:35 EST | Updated 05/05/2015 05:59 EDT

CBC-TV comic Gerry Dee launches apple-flavoured beer in Ontario

TORONTO - Sitcom star and standup comic Gerry Dee is getting his own beer.

The "Mr. D" lead is partnering with the start-up Alcohol Company to launch "Crazy Beard Wild Apple Ale."

The malt-based beverage made with barley hops is flavoured with apple concentrate and is billed as "a beer that tastes like a cider."

Crazy Beard will be available in Ontario.

Dee stars on the CBC-TV sitcom "Mr. D" as a bumbling high school teacher.