DUNCAN, BC – Red Arrow Brewing has announced details of a new beer being released in partnership with a popular local sports club.
Piggy Pale Ale is 5% abv golden ale named after the Piggies, the nickname given to the players and supporters of the Cowichan Rugby Football Club. The beer is described as follows:
Our storied club has a rich history of fantastic rugger and countless shenanigans. It represents an impressive list of characters past & present, who define the playfulness & honour required to be part of the Cowichan RFC family. When opposing teams come to town, players know that win or lose, it is going to be a hard game. They also know that every drop of blood and sweat left on the field will be replenished back in the clubhouse with the tip of a pint of some fine ale. We took our love of the game and pitched it into this Pale Ale. Pouring a light golden orange this Piggy has a medium hop aroma, balanced maltiness and just enough gumption to bring home the game.
Piggy Pale Ale will be available in 650 ml bomber bottles at liquor stores in and around the Cowichan Valley, with 25 cents from each bottle sold to be donated to the Club. In addition, Red Arrow will be a jersey sponsor, and has started a “keg sponsorship” program to allow supporters to buy a keg of beer to be served at the Club, with all sales proceeds staying with the Club.
A launch party for Piggy Pale Ale will be taking place this Saturday September 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Red Arrow brewery (5255 Chaster Rd., Duncan) following the Piggies home opener. A shuttle bus will be running between the Club and the brewery for those attending both events.
For more details, see the full release announcement on the Cowichan RFC website.