Vancouver B.C., May 10, 2017
—Vancouver Craft Beer Week kicks off on May 26, 2017
but brewers from around the province have already gathered in the spirit of community to brew the festival’s annual Collaboration Beer: Hazy Pale Infused with Guava and Passionfruit. Summoning sunshine and sunsets, this balmy brew will be released on May 18, 2017, and for the first time, packaged in four-packs of 473 mL tall cans.
Distinctively brewed with El Dorado, Hull Melon and Idaho Seven hops, and later infused with passionfruit and guava, this fragrant ale elicits mellow mid-day meet-ups and backyard gatherings. A hazy ale is a smooth, aromatic style of beer with a cloudy appearance that has become a newfound obsession for beer-lovers.
“The collaboration beer encapsulates the mood of each year’s festival,” said Leah Heneghan, Events Director at Vancouver Craft Beer Week. “The 2017 brew is simply fun—from the exotic flavour to the colourful packaging, we want it to be the go-to summertime beer.”
Every year Vancouver Craft Beer Week honours the local brewing community by releasing a special Collaboration Beer. Select breweries work together to create a new recipe that celebrates the spirit of the festival. Now in its eighth year, VCBW celebrates the four breweries located on what has become known as Brewers Row in Port Moody, B.C.: Yellow Dog Brewing, Parkside Brewery, Moody Ales, and Twin Sails Brewing. Brewed at Yellow Dog, partial proceeds of the 2017 Vancouver Craft Beer Week Collaboration Beer will appropriately be donated to the BC SPCA.
In addition to the devoted efforts of B.C. brewers, this year’s beer was made possible by the generous donations of Canada Malting, Brew Culture, West Coast Canning, and Chrislan. The 2017 Vancouver Craft Beer Week Collaboration Beer will be available in draft and tall cans at participating venues and liquor stores before the May 26th festival kick-off. In the meantime, enthusiasts can purchase Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2017 festival and event tickets at vancouvercraftbeerweek.com.
About Vancouver Craft Beer Week:
Now entering its eighth successful year, Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) has become the most anticipated craft beer and cider festival in Western Canada. Having recently won the 2016 Golden Owl Award for ‘Social Event of the Year,’ VCBW is a cultural engine that showcases music, food, art, and craft beer at events across the city from the last weekend of May to the first weekend of June every year. VCBW 2017 kicks off on May 26, continuing throughout the week and culminating at the historic PNE fairgrounds on June 3 and 4 where over 100 craft breweries and cideries will be pouring more than 300 beers and ciders. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit vancouvercraftbeerweek.com
About Brewers Row:
Brewers Row is located on the shores of Port Moody, B.C. Yellow Dog Brewing opened in 2014 followed closely by Moody Ales. Twin Sails opened the next year and then Parkside in 2016. All four breweries are located within a three-block radius and accessible by SkyTrain. Embraced by the local community, Brewers Row has become part of the fabric of Port Moody while delivering quality and innovative beers. 2600-2800 block of Murray Street, Port Moody, B.C.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. For more information, please visit spca.bc.ca