Hibernating with Labatt Blue

Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. is a Canadian beer company, founded by John Kinder Labatt in 1847 in London, Ontario. In 1995 it was purchased by Belgian brewer Interbrew, now known as InBev.

Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals, characterized by lower body temperature, slower breathing, and lower metabolic rate. Hibernation conserves energy, especially during winter. Hibernation may last several days or weeks depending on species, ambient temperature, and time of year. The typical winter season for a hibernator is characterized by periods of hibernation interrupted by sporadic euthermic arousals wherein body temperature is restored to typical values. Hibernation allows animals to conserve energy during the winter when food is short. During hibernation, animals drastically lower their metabolism so as to tap energy reserves stored as body fat at a slower rate.