VIB hermannator anniversary release

Vancouver Island Brewery
DECEMBER 3, 2012
Media Release!
Greetings! Hermannator 650

Our Brewery Elves have been hard at work dipping collector's edition Hermannator bottles by hand for your cellaring pleasure...

25 years and multiple world class brewing awards later, Hermannator is a collector's edition bomber!

For a limited time Vancouver Island Brewery is offering its Hermannator Ice Bock in collector's edition 650 mL bomber bottles. These 25th Anniversary Edition bottles celebrate an unprecedented beer legacy and are a return to the vessel the beer was originally sold in back in 1987.
When Vancouver Island Brewery first brewed Hermannator in 1987 it was intended as a special winter batch for the breweries closest friends and family. It quickly became evident that this beer was something special as year after year the number of people demanding a taste of this unique brew grew after each limited release.
Now 25 years and multiple world class brewing awards later, Hermannator is still crafted in small batches and is ready to make a limited release appearance for its Silver Anniversary. "To be able to brew a beer for over 25 years and have loyal customers coming back each year to enjoy this beer is a very rewarding feeling" stated Jim Dodds, General Manager at Vancouver Island Brewery. "We wax dipped each of these bottles by hand and while looking sharp, this will also help with any 'cellaring' local beer aficionados may want to undertake." Hermannator tends to age quite well, between 1 - 3 years with the complex flavours of this brew slowly changing over time.
Still crafted in small batches once a year and only bottled in limited quantities, this German Eisbock is in high demand. The 650 mL collector's edition bottles will only be available directly from the brewery's beer store at 2330 Government Street in Victoria, starting on Saturday December 8th. The brewery is also hosting an open house and cask tasting event for Hermannator Ice Bock on this same day from noon - 6pm. This is a great and somewhat uncommon opportunity for beer enthusiasts to come down, sample Hermannator Ice Bock from a cask and go on a brewery tour to see how the local brewery crafts their award winning beers. Please feel free to bring a non-perishable food item as donation to cover your admission.
About Vancouver Island Brewery
In 1984 Vancouver Island Brewery started with the mission of crafting local, all natural craft beers for Islanders to enjoy. Beginning with the careful selection of the finest quality ingredients, we use skill and patience to handcraft our family of ales and lagers in small batches. Our goal is to bring
our passion for craft beer to the brewery each day and brew unique, flavourful beer for you to enjoy.
Hermannator Cask Event - Saturday, Dec. 8th
Cask Join us at the brewery from noon - 6pm on Dec. 8th for your chance to sample Hermannator Ice Bock on cask and purchase your 25th Anniversary 650 mL bottle.

650 mL Hermannator collector's edition bottles are only available for sale at the brewery and won't last long so please get yours while quantities last.
Hermannator 650 mL bottle: $9.95
Thanks for your time! I hope you enjoyed the update and can make it down to the brewery on Saturday, Dec. 8th for a tasting of Hermannator Ice Bock.
Adam Ball
2330 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Vancouver Island Brewery


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