VANCOUVER, BC – The 2nd annual edition of Vancouver Craft Beer Week is in full swing since kicking off last Friday, and while there will be dozens – if not hundreds – of different beers on offer at the numerous events taking place all over the city this week, two of them are notable for being unique collaborative brews.
The official festival beer is the VCBW Cascadian Dark Ale, created by brewmasters from 28 different BC breweries, and brewed on April 1st at R&B Brewing. The beer will be available at many VCBW events, as well as in bottles, and proceeds from its sale will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society Tsunami Relief Fund.
Also available at several VCBW events will be Smokin’ Cherry Bomb Saison, a beer brewed by female brewers from Salt Spring Island Ales, Crannog Brewery & Big River Brewpub. It’s described as “a Belgian-style Saison brewed with cherrywood-smoked organic malt and finished in the cask with whole-cone hops, cherry wood & sour cherries.”