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October 28, 2010
Two Local Beers Promote Fun
Halloween may be near but at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver, an authentic Oktoberfest is still in full um pah pah with beer tents, German food and leidershosen.
To celebrate the bicentennial of Oktoberfest, and the BC-wide launch of their new Natureland Organic Festbier, NatureLand Organic is "Bringing Festy Back" today at the club (October 28th) from 4 to 7 p.m.
Look for a special guest ceremonial keg tapping and a visit from Pacific Western Brewery's own German Brewmaster, Peter Boettcher, who will deliver a traditional prost.
NATURELAND ORGANIC FESTBIER
The new Natureland Festbier is the official BC Oktoberfest-style beer with Munich-style strong fiesty flavours and deep amber color. Boettcher's recipe uses a generous amount of malt to give the beer a rich, caramel aroma. Aromatic German hops from the Hallertau, along with a classic, cold fermentation process renders a smooth finish with balanced malt notes. Overall, this Festbier is a complex lager that starts with a pleasant bouquet of hops, gradually developing into a smooth mouth feel and a soft candy corn finish. The result is a full bodied beer (5.7% alcohol) and a wonderful essence of the true spirit of Oktoberfest.
Meanwhile, Granville Island Brewing is asking: "Which Mo will you grow?"
GIB is inviting beer enthusiasts to join them in their second annual Movember campaign. Held annually around the world, Movember is a moustache growing charity event raising funds and awareness for men's health. For the month of November, the brewery will donate 25 cents from each pack and 10 cents from each pint of Lions Winter Ale sold to Prostate Cancer Canada. Find the "Mo" guide in each specially marked 6-pack of the Lions Winter Ale and follow the campaign on Facebook. This year the Canadian team is in nose-to-nose competition with the Australians and hope to raise $25,000 for Cancer research.