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Maple Syrup + Smoky Bacon Flavour + Red Racer Craft Beer = Awesome

Jeff O’Neil Show Red Racer Maple Bacon Ale: a collaborative beer from Central City and CFOX’s Jeff O’Neil Show launches in 2015 for a repeat performance


Surrey, B.C. – What do you get when you combine maple syrup, bacon and Red Racer beer? The best-selling, limited release Jeff O’Neil Show Red Racer Maple Bacon Ale - a tasty collaboration beer between Central City Brewers + Distillers and CFOX’s Jeff O’Neil Show. Because everything tastes better with bacon!

“We had tremendous success with last year’s release and were sold out within a couple of weeks,” says Tim Barnes, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Central City. “We had a blast working with CFOX and the Jeff O’Neil team so we’re bringing back this limited release because fans just couldn’t get enough of this beer! I mean, what doesn’t taste good with bacon?”

The Jeff O’Neil Show Red Racer Maple Bacon Ale combines an easy-drinking amber ale with hints of maple and smoky bacon. Brewed with beechwood-smoked rauchmalt with a splash of Canadian maple syrup, the flavour forward yet sessionable Maple Bacon Ale can be enjoyed any time of the day.

“We can’t think of any better compliment to our team than the Red Racer Maple Bacon Ale,” says Jeff O’Neil, host of the Jeff O’Neil Show on the World Famous CFOX 99.3 Vancouver. “I mean, who can say no to bacon and beer? The fact that Central City created this beer for us is simply beertastic!”

The limited release Jeff O'Neil Show Red Racer Maple Bacon Ale (5% ABV) will be available in BC liquor stores and fine private liquor stores first week of May in 650 ml bottles ($5.25).

About Central City Brewers + Distillers (CCBD):
Central City is a craft brewery in the business of developing, producing and selling international award-winning premium craft beer and high quality distilled spirits brewed without compromise. Based in Surrey, British Columbia, CCBD was voted Canada’s Best Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2012. Its Red Racer brand has become a cult icon among craft beer enthusiasts throughout North America. Founded in 2003 as a brewpub and liquor store in downtown Surrey, CCBD celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 with the grand opening of a brand new, 68,000 sq. ft. brewery and distillery on Bridgeview Drive.
Social media: Instagram @CentralCityBrew, Twitter @CentralCityBrew, Facebook CentralCityBrewing.

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Vancouver, BC – Portland’s original certified organic brewery, Laurelwood Brewing Co., is teaming up with Beerthirst to distribute its award-winning beers throughout Canada in mid-May 2015. The new expansion will bring Laurelwood’s name to specialty beer and liquor stores in British Columbia, then Alberta, and eventually to other Canadian provinces.

Beerthirst, an Independent Agent of quality craft beer, bases their business on tasting beers from around the world and bringing the best ones back home to Canada.

"Laurelwood brings the addition of outstanding brews from Portland closer to our doorsteps in Canada, and this partnership solidifies our relationship with the motherland of craft beer," says Jason Lehr, Beerthirst’s Territory Manager for Vancouver East and Tri-cities. "Laurelwood stands for family, community, good times, and great beers."

Both Laurelwood Brewing Co. and Beerthirst are excited to give Canadian craft beer drinkers easy access to brews like Workhorse IPA, Free Range Red, and the brewery’s sought-after seasonal beers.

"They’re the go-to beers in the Pacific Northwest!" says Norm Eng, CEO of Beerthirst. "To have Laurelwood’s great brew line-up get into the hands of beer lovers across the nation will greatly improve the beer landscape here in quality, consistency, tastiness, and IBU’s."

Beerthirst, has two Laurelwood tap takeovers planned to celebrate the launch. On May 8th at The Hop & Vine Taphouse, Burnaby and May 9th at The Pumphouse Taproom, Richmond. There will be special guests from the brewery attending each event.

About Laurelwood Brewing Co.:

Laurelwood is a family owned brewery that creates one of the most recognized regional craft beers. Owners, Mike De Kalb and Cathy Woo-De Kalb, are dedicated to sustainable and organic practices, and first began producing certified organic beer in 2001. Laurelwood’s product line is known for its creativity and quality therefore winning many national and international beer awards. Laurelwood’s handcrafted beers can be found on draft and in bottles throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Pennsylvania. To learn more about Laurelwood Brewing Co., visit


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