Local brewery dives into Absolute Darkness to launch new beer!
Vancouver Island Brewery is set to release a new beer, Absolute Darkness India Dark Ale, in its Vancouver Island Series of 650ml bomber bottles. The Victoria based brewery has teamed up with Horne Lake Caves to create a beer that captures the essence of caving; dark, mysterious and exhilarating.
To be safe, the Absolute Darkness beer label has a safety feature built right in. Should the lights go out, or you find yourself in a dimly lit room the beer label glows in the dark. No need for headlamps while enjoying this beer!
"Vancouver Island has the highest density of caves in Canada and some of the longest and deepest caves in the country. We have always had a strong connection with our Island environment and it tends to influence our brewers and our beers." Said Rob Ringma, General Manager at Vancouver Island Brewery. "We love brewing unique, flavourful beers and this India Dark Ale is a fine example of combining the best of both malt and hops to create a truly distinctive taste. Regardless of whether you are willing to enter a cave or not, this beer is sure to give you a great reason to not be afraid of the dark."
The brewery is hosting an open house cask-tasting event for Absolute Darkness India Dark Ale on Saturday, March 9th from 12pm - 6pm. This is a great opportunity for beer enthusiasts to come down for a sample of Absolute Darkness India Dark Ale and go on a free craft brewery tour. They will also have fresh Absolute Darkness India Dark Ale draught available in unique 1.9L glass Growlers at the brewery. To top it all off representatives from Horne Lake Caves will be on-site to answer any questions during the open house and Vancouver Island Brewery will be offering an opportunity for the public to enter to win an extreme caving adventure with Horne Lakes Caves. Crafted in small batches there is a limited supply of bottles available at fine local beer stores and at Vancouver Island Brewery's on-site beer store.
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.
Thanks for your time! I hope you enjoyed the update and can make it down to the brewery on Saturday, March 9th for a tasting of Absolute Darkness India Dark Ale.