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February 5th, 2018 – It’s Super Beer Monday here at the brewery with 3 very special releases today! We’re proud to be launching this year’s Benefit Brews for Alberta and BC along with the triumphant return of Space Goat. BC will see the Honey IPA brewed for BC SPCA WILD ARC, and our Alberta friends can help YAMNUSKA WOLFDOG SANCTUARY by enjoying their own custom West Coast ESB. Full proceeds of each Benefit Brew will go directly to supporting these great causes.
BC BENEFIT BREW: BC SPCA WILD ARC – Honey IPA – 6.7% – 650mL
The winner of the 2018 BC Benefit Brew Project is BC SPCA WILD ARC who work tirelessly 365 days a year to aid sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. Full proceeds of this beer will go directly to assisting them with their wildlife rehabilitation efforts. For more info on what these wonderful folks do head over to: www.wildarc.com.
This tasty special release pours a pale honey with an off white head. Rich notes of honey mingle with pronounced fresh hop like aromas. A full bodied mouthfeel with honey malt sweetness leads into a bold citrus hop profile. The use of Canadian honey yields a dry finish creating a very approachable IPA.
This brew is only available in BC for a limited time in private craft-focused liquor retailers. We’d also like to invite everyone down to the brewery this Thursday February 8th from 4-6pm for a special tasting of this Benefit Brew along with our friends from WILD ARC.
AB BENEFIT BREW: YAMNUSKA WOLFDOG SANCTUARY- West Coast ESB – 5.8% – 650mL
Also debuting today is the 2018 Alberta Benefit Brew winner: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. As the popularity of wolfdogs as pets became more popular in Canada, these fine folks identified a need for a knowledgeable and experienced rescue organization that would make the rehabilitation and rehoming of displaced wolfdogs a priority. For more info on this unique sanctuary head over here: www.yamnuskawolfdogsanctuary.com.
This custom brew pours a deep amber with a slight off white head. Aromas of pine and citrus lead to a soft grassiness with notes of toasted biscuit and a slight chocolate finish. The subtle hop bitterness is rounded out by a clean finish.
The Alberta Benefit Brew is only available for a limited time in Alberta.
SPACE GOAT – Dry Hopped Oat Pale Ale – 6.2% – 650mL
Space Goat has floated back into orbit! This adventurous brew is an oat pale ale that is generously dry-hopped, infusing tropical and citrus hop notes with a deep, silky oat ale texture.
Pouring a golden straw colour, the nose is full of fresh papaya and guava. A round graininess is softened with a silky mouth feel provided by the oats, with subtle sweetness balanced against a wonderful tropical hop background.
Space Goat is only available from private craft-focused liquor stores for a limited time so grab yours quick before it disappears again behind the dark side of the moon!