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The Vancouver Island Dough Head Gingerbread Ale is Back!

DoughHead-SlideLocal Brewery mixes brewing and baking to craft a Holiday Classic

Dough Head Bottle-FLATVictoria, BC (November 4, 2013) – When you think of the holidays and times spent with loved ones, sweets and treats seem to find their way into the picture. With that holiday inspiration in mind the brew crew at Vancouver Island Brewery set out to brew a beer that brings the best flavours of the season into a unique beer perfect for the holidays.
Dough Head Gingerbread Ale is the result of combining the best of baking and brewing and the local brewery has brewed up a fresh limited release batch as part of its seasonal 650 mL bottle series. Crafted with care, Dough Head Gingerbread Ale unites these two worlds into a handcrafted beer with a touch of ginger and spice that is balanced with a malty sweetness.

“The holidays are times to be enjoyed with friends and family and this beer is a feel good brew, crafted to bring a smile to your lips.” stated Ralf Pittroff, Brewmaster at Vancouver Island Brewery. “We love brewing innovative, flavourful beers and this gingerbread ale is a fine example of combining spice and malts perfectly balanced for a drinkable winter treat.”

The brewery is also hosting an open house and tasting event for Dough Head Gingerbread Ale on Saturday Nov 23rd from 1pm – 4pm. This is a great opportunity
for beer enthusiasts to come down, sample Dough Head Gingerbread Ale and go on a brewery tour to see how the local brewery crafts their beers. They will also have fresh Gingerbread Ale draught available in unique 1.9L glass Growlers at the brewery.

Crafted in small batches there is a limited supply of bottles available at local beer stores and at Vancouver Island Brewery’s on-site beer store.

Flavour: Ginger and spice balanced with a pinch of sweetness
Aroma: Spice, molasses and malt
Colour: Gingerbread brown

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