Granville Island & The Georgia Straight Release Collaborative Beer


VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver’s arts and culture weekly The Georgia Straight released the 20th annual edition of its Best of Vancouver Awards issue this week, and to help mark the milestone, the paper commissioned Granville Island Brewing to create a beer for the occasion.

The Georgia Straight PDA is a 5% abv Kölsch-style golden ale that brewmaster Kevin Emms describes as follows:

It made sense to make a gold-coloured beer because it seemed to match the occasion. We had to make something that would be pleasant for a lot of different people to drink, so a nice Kölsch came right to mind. It’s a mellow, easy-drinking beer with a grainy note and a little honey character, but it’s also got a slight bitterness to it, with a crisp finish. It’s our little public display of affection for Vancouver.

PDA has been released in a limited run of 2400 x 650 ml bottles, with some allocated to be given to Best of Vancouver Awards winners, and the rest available to purchase at select liquor stores in Vancouver while supplies last.

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