VICTORIA, BC – Vancouver Island Brewing has announced details of a unique beer festival as well as a collaborative sampler pack to raise funds for the preservation of wild B.C. salmon stocks, a vital food source for southern resident killer whales.
Pod Fest will be taking place on Saturday July 20th on a floating beer garden on the Breakwater Barge. Participating breweries will include Vancouver Island, White Sails, Twin City, Île Sauvage, and Land & Sea, and there will also be live music, food trucks, and a screening of the Pod Pack documentary.
Pod Fest will feature two sessions – 1:00 to 4:00 PM and 5:00 to 8:00 PM – and advance tickets can be booked online for $10, which includes one drink ticket and a $5 donation to the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
Following the festival, VIB will be releasing the Pod Pack, a collaborative pack of four 473 ml cans including White Sails Ocean Sun Double IPA (8% abv), Twin City Rainshadow Blackberry-Raspberry Sour (5.5% abv), Île Sauvage Mystic Dry-Hopped Sour (5% abv), and Land & Sea Deadhead Hazy Session IPA (4.5% abv). The four beers are named after one of the southern resident killer whales, and $1 from each pack sold will be donated to the PSF.
For more details, see the Pod Fest event listing on Facebook.
Source & Photo: Vancouver Island Brewing mailing list