Dageraad Brewing in Burnaby has joined forces with Four Winds Brewing Company in Delta and Powell Brewery in Vancouver to concoct a recipe to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week.
The official 2019 Vancouver Craft Beer Week brew is simply called Ten.
“We are honoured and excited to be brewing Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s 10-year anniversary collaboration beer alongside our great friends at Dageraad and Powell, plus the 30 other breweries who came out to support us on brew day,” Brent Mills, Four Winds brewmaster and co-owner, stated in a press release from the festival.
“Ten is a dry-hopped table saison that is bursting with exotic fruit flavours, coming in nice and light at 4.2 per cent Alcohol By Volume,” the release stated. “Brewed with tangy Sacch Trois yeast to accentuate the tropical, citrus and stone fruit flavours derived from Sabro and Enigma hops, creating a refreshing and fruit-forward beer.”
The brew is based on Belgium classics but is brewed with New World hops, according to the release.
The 10th anniversary ale will be served on draught at the three collaborating breweries and sold in cans at Four Winds Brewing Co. as of Friday, May 17. It will also be available at select private liquor and beer stores, and on draught at a few chosen bars and restaurants starting May 21. It will be served in cans at the Vancouver Craft Beer Week 10th anniversary kickoff party at the Beaumont Studios on May 31, and on draught at the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival at the PNE Fairgrounds on June 8 and 9.
Partial proceeds of the collaboration beer sales will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation, a registered charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a health issue.
VCBW 2019 kicks off on Friday, May 31, continuing throughout the week with events and programming all over the city, culminating at the historic PNE Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, where more than 100 craft breweries and cideries will be pouring 300+ beers and ciders. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.