Bomber Brewing Releases Dan Small Tribute Strathcona Pale Ale

Memorial Brew for a Vancouver Beer Legend: Dan Small’s Strathcona Pale Ale.

Bomber Dan Small's Strathcona Pale AleAs an homage to a Vancouver institution, this brew, taken directly from his recipe book, is one of the most often made by both new and veteran patrons of Dan Small’s landmark brew shop. Opening ‘Dan’s Homebrewing Supplies’ in 1991, Dan inspired and served home brewers and many current commercial brewers (including 3 of our own!) in and around Vancouver until he succumbed to cancer on July 31st, 2013.
Crafted to commemorate his contributions to the brewing community, this is Bomber’s third memorial brew using one of Dan’s recipes, but this, his traditional Pale Ale, is the first we have bottled.
A donation of $.50 from the sale of each bottle will be made to Vancouver’s Inspire Health Supportive Cancer Care, an organization that provides care for people with cancer diagnoses.
About Dan’s Strathcona Pale Ale:
Appearance: Golden orange colour, clean white head
Aroma: East Kent Goldings and Cascade hops provide citrus and floral notes
Taste: Fruity hop entry, mild hop bitterness bite, dry finish
Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation, malty body

ABV = 5.0%
Original Gravity = 1.048
Bitterness = 30 IBU
Colour = 6.9 SRM

Dan Small’s Strathona Pale Ale is available now in kegs, 650ml bottles, and on tap in the Bomber Brewing tasting room.

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  1. phoenix
    phoenix 2 August, 2016, 22:29

    RIP Dan. Your contributions will not slip away forgotten.

    Will pick up a bottle (or two) of this ASAP.

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