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BC Beer Awards & Festival Announces 2021 Official Collaboration Brew, “Gap Year”

BC Beer Awards & Festival Announces 2021 Official Collaboration Brew, “Gap Year”, with Proceeds Towards Diversity in Brewing & Canadian Red Cross Wildfire Appeal

Vancouver, BC – The BC Beer Awards is proud to announce this year’s 2021 collaboration brew – Gap Year, a Hazy Pale Ale bursting with juicy fruit flavours.

We’ve partnered with our good pals at BREWHALL once again to brew this year’s collaboration ale. This 5% Hazy Pale Ale is double dry hopped with a combination of Mosaic, Idaho Gem and El Dorado hops. These hops come together to add bright and bold stone fruit, red berry and tropical aromas, with a soft and restrained bitterness.

The name “Gap Year” pokes a little fun at the fact that we’ve taken another year off from hosting the festival, and stays true to the school/classroom theme that all our collabs have held over the years, because supporting students in the beer community remains our priority!

Gap Year was brewed at BREWHALL with the generous help of our sponsors, Altro LabelsBrewers Supply GroupImperial Yeast, & Vessel Packaging Co. Our label art was created by Michelle Lee at Broadview Creative.

Proceeds for this beer will support the following organizations:

Diversity In Brewing: An initiative that works to improve visibility and inclusivity in the craft beer industry by providing scholarships for self-identifying BIPOC & LGBTQ2S+ students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s brewing program.

Canadian Red Cross: British Columbia Fires Appeal: Providing immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long term recovery, resilience and preparedness for future events in British Columbia and impacted regions, including consequential events related to this Summer’s wildfires.

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