KITCHENER, ON – Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. has announced the release of a new beer created in partnership with Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR), an organization dedicating to assisting those with developmental disabilities to have friends and be included in their community.
Edna Rhoda Golden Chai Ale (5% abv) is described as follows:
An easy drinking ale, with a base of golden rye that has been infused with chai spices of star anise and cinnamon. Low in hops and bitterness, it is sweet and spicy, with bready notes that all come together in an awesome taste that welcomes this chilly weather.
The beer is named after Edna Rhoda, a local 97-year-old woman who became involved in EAFWR when looking for community activities for her daughter, Sandy, who was born with Down Syndrome. Sandy lived with her mother for most of her life, until dementia forced a move to a care home where she passed away last year.
Edna Rhoda Golden Chai Ale will be launched this coming Sunday December 3rd – which is International Day of Persons with Disabilities – with a “Cheers to Inclusion!” event at the brewery from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Tickets are available online or at the door for $8, and the beer will be available on draught and in cans while supplies last.
For more details, see the full announcement on the EAFWR website, as well as an article about the beer and event in the Waterloo Region Record.