VANCOUVER, BC – While the 2020 edition of the BC Beer Awards has been cancelled due to COVID-19, the organizers have announced that they’ve gone ahead with a collaborative beer release for the event-that-wasn’t.
Class Act (4.2% abv) is described as follows:
Class Act uses boysenberry purée, a new version of Amarillo hop called Lemon Candy, and a brand new hop blend, HS-1228, to create a dry-hopped kettle sour that is loaded with flavour. The massive HS-1228 and Amarillo dry hop additions provide deep pineapple, mango and lemon aromas, while the boysenberry adds a bright red hue and juicy fruit flavour.
The beer was brewed at BREWHALL in collaboration with Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewing and Île Sauvage Brewing, the winners of Brewery of the Year and Rookie of the Year respectively at last year’s Awards. It also has an imporant message behind its name:
We acknowledge more needs to be done in BC’s beer industry to support and uplift people who are marginalized by systemic racism, sexism and homophobia. BCBA encourages members of the BC beer scene to use our voices to be visible allies and to commit to learning about and speaking out against injustice in our community; be a Class Act.
Class Act is available now at BREWHALL and other select bars and beer retailers in British Columbia.
Source & Photo: BC Beer Awards press release