6th, 2017 - We aren't
sure if the ground hog saw his shadow last week, because our bottling
crew had their heads buried in beer getting 3 special seasonal brews
cued up for today!
After debuting last year, Space Goat Oat Pale Ale makes a triumphant
return alongside our 2017 Benefit
Brews. BC will see an Imperial Pilsner brewed
Animal Rescue, and our Alberta friends can help Zoe's
Animal Rescue Society by enjoying their custom
Cascadian Dark Ale. Full proceeds from the sale of each Benefit
Brew will go to support the causes.
We'd like to note that although these bombers cast a shadow, we can't
verify how many weeks they will be on shelves; it is recommended thay
craft beer lovers grab them while they can.
About the beers:
Space Goat Dry Hopped Oat Pale Ale - 6.2%
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.
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! If you find yourself in our constellation
this Thursday February 9th, come on by between 4-6 for a special
SAINTS Animal Rescue Imperial Pilsner - 7.0%
The winner of the 2017 BC Benefit Brew Project, S.A.I.N.T.S. Rescue
provides sanctuary for senior and special needs animals. Many
homeless senior and special needs animals have very little chance of
finding a new home, and S.A.I.N.T.S. ensures they can finish their
journey in comfort and love.
Full proceeds of the S.A.I.N.T.S. Imperial Pilsner will go to the
cause. The brew pours a pale straw colour with light white
foam. Herbal and grassy notes mingle with noble hop and sweet
malt characteristics. The beer is available for a limited time
in BC private craft beer stores.
For more information on the incredible work they do, or to find out
how you can help, please head over to www.saintsrescue.ca
Zoe's Animal Rescue Cascadian Dark Ale - 6.2%
Meet the 2017 Alberta Benefit Brew Winner: Zoe's Animal Rescue
Society. They are a volunteer-run charity that fosters,
rehabilitates, gives medical aid, and re-homes hundreds of animals
Full proceeds from the sale of this brew will go directly to Zoe's
Rescue Society. The Cascadian Dark Ale pours a dark ruby brown colour
with a light tan froth. Aromas of freshly roasted coffee and
toasted malts are balanced by sharper spiced notes of pine and
herbs. The bitterness up front yields to a crisp dry finish.
This beer will be available in the coming week exclusively in
Alberta. To find out more or to lend a hand to the cause,
please head on over to www.zoesanimalrescue.org.
B.C.’s only province-wide craft beer readers’
choice awards are back!
VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2019—The
Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards, AKA, the Growlies, is back with more
beers, more categories and—best of all—more prizes! The Growlies celebrate all of the awesomeness that is B.C. craft
beer by giving beer lovers a say in who wins. Unlike traditional beer awards, The
Growler’s B.C. Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards are be decided by the
beer-drinking public: between Oct. 3 and 25, 2019, you can vote online at bc.thegrowler.ca
for the beers and breweries you think are the best in B.C. With the help of our panel of craft beer experts, we’ve narrowed
the field to 10 nominees in each beer style category. And if you don’t like our
choices, this year you can write in your own picks instead! Those who take part in the online poll will be entered to win an absolutely
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