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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

11 Alberta Brewers to Collaborate on a Charitable Brew

Something pretty special is set to take place next Saturday (24th) out in Alberta. 11 brewers from the 11 Alberta breweries will be heading to the Grizzly Paw Brewery in Canmore to work together to produce a Dark Rye India Pale Ale that they've branded as Unity Brew. The brewers will make 2000 litres and each brewery will receive 3 kegs to re-sell at their establishments. All the proceeds from the sale of the collaborative ale will be donated to a charity of each brewery's choice. Michele Lowry, Brewmaster with the Grizzly Paw, thought up the collaboration when brainstorming ideas for a yearly charitable beer, and thought there was no better way than to bring all small Alberta breweries together.

It should also be noted that Canada Malting will be donating all the ingredients that will be used in producing the Dark Rye IPA.

The Micro-Breweries of “THE UNITY BREW”
Alley Kat Brewing Company - Edmonton
Ambers Brewing Company - Edmonton
Big Rock Brewing Company - Calgary
Brew Brothers - Calgary
Brewster’s Brewing Company - Calgary
Drummond Brewing Company - Red Deer
Jasper Brewing Company - Jasper
Roughneck Brewing Company - Calmar
The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company - Canmore
Wild Rose Brewery - Calgary
WildWood Brewing Company - Calgary

*On a side note, Wild Rose will be pouring their ration once its available in November. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

1 comment:

Marianne said...

Very exciting! The folks in Jasper have been open to go one step further...when the new brew is ready the posters and advertisements in town will showcase not only the art of the brew...but the art of a local artist!! The call is out this week for artists to come up with an image to represent this Unity Brew. How about the other communities!? And then maybe out of each of those a best overall image could be chosen!!
Thanks Brett for your open reception to another idea from the folks at IOTAD...building bridges between the arts and community business!

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