NEW WESTMINSTER, BC – Steel & Oak Brewing has announced the release of a new limited edition beer created by the women of the brewery.
Zusammen is a stout brewed with cardamom and hand-crushed figs which has the following back-story:
Earlier this year, staff members Kristina and Heather brewed a small batch of beer for the Siris Cask Festival, put on by Tri Cities Cask Festivals, which celebrates the women in the craft beer industry. It was a great success! Siris was the initial inspiration for the female identified staff at the brewery to brew a beer as a collective. This exciting endeavor came to fruition in November and we spent a wonderful day together brewing “Zusammen”. Zusammen is a German word meaning “together”, which we found to be the perfect word to embody our intention behind this beer. Throughout the brewing process we found ourselves saying to each other, over and over, ‘I’m so glad we are doing this together’.
Zusammen will be officially released tomorrow (December 21st) at The Terminal Pub, with a launch event that will feature a raffle and silent auction to raise funds for WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre and Good Night Out Vancouver, organizations dedicated to reducing incidents of violence and sexual assault against women. Partial proceeds from sales of Zusammen will also be donated to both groups.
For more details, see the full release announcement on the Steel & Oak website.