Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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Parallel 49 Brewing Company Announces Partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Parallel 49 Brewing Company helps raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada with 65 Roses Gala participation and special brew to be released next May

Vancouver, B.C. – November 2nd, 2015– This November, Parallel 49 Brewing Company is teaming up with Cystic Fibrosis Canada in an effort to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research. To coincide with the partnership announcement, Parallel 49 Brewing Company will be taking part in the 65 Roses Gala on November 7th at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting almost 4,000 children, adolescents and adults in Canada. The disease primarily affects the digestive system and the lungs and is fatal for the majority of people living with the illness. Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a national health charity working towards finding a cure for the disease. Through the annual 65 Roses Gala, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has raised over three million dollars for cystic fibrosis research. Their vision is to create a world where cystic fibrosis isn’t a progressive, life-shortening disease.

“We are so pleased to be partnering with Parallel 49 Brewing Company,” said Kristy Gill, Executive Director at Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Western Region. “This relationship will be instrumental in raising awareness in our community and opening new pathways of education to people unfamiliar with this disease.”

The 65 Roses Gala is taking place on Saturday, November 7th at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Marking the beginning of Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, brewmaster Graham With will be participating in the Gala’s live auction, offering the winning bidder the chance to create their own unique brew. The beer is set to be served at Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s tasting room during Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month next May, with partial proceeds going towards cystic fibrosis research.

“We are honoured to have Cystic Fibrosis Canada as our official charity partner,” said Graham With, head brewmaster at Parallel 49 Brewing Company. “Cystic fibrosis is a disease that is very close to my heart and I look forward to working with the team to create awareness and raise funds for cystic fibrosis research.”

On November 2nd, Parallel 49 Brewing Company is making the first donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, matching the total amount of beer ordered for the 65 Roses Gala. To make a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada on behalf of Parallel 49 Brewing Company please follow the link: go.chimp.net/parallel49beer.

For more information on Cystic Fibrosis Canada visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca.

About Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Parallel 49 Brewing Company is an East Vancouver microbrewery brewing up some of the most unique and high quality craft beers in B.C. Since opening in 2012, their cheekily named brews have become staples amongst craft beer enthusiasts who enjoy their year round beers including the Filthy Dirty IPA and Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale. In 2015, Parallel 49 Brewing Company won silver at the Canadian Brewing Awards in the Imperial IPA category for their Hopnotist Imperial India Pale Ale. They also took home first place at the 2015 BC Beer Awards for their Craft Lager and second and third place for their 187 On An Undercover Hop and Hopnotist One Hop IPA.

Visit Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s tasting room at 1950 Triumph Street and at liquor stores across the lower mainland to purchase 12 and 6 pack bottles. Growlers and growler fills are also available at the tasting room.

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Parallel 49 Brewing Company Social Media
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About Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a national charitable not-for-profit corporation established in 1960, and is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). As an internationally recognized leader in funding innovation and clinical care, we invest more in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada.
Since establishment, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested more than $226 million in leading research, innovation and care. As a result, Canadians with cystic fibrosis have one of the highest median survival rates in the world.

We rely on the generous support of our volunteers, donors, and partners in our shared mission to improve the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis, and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating disease.

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