BC-owned craft brewery toasts milestone with anniversary party
Vancouver, BC; November 6, 2014 – This month Whistler Brewing Company, one of the originators of the BC craft brewing movement, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark the milestone, the company is launching a limited edition Session Red Ale and hosting an anniversary party to coincide with the opening of the Whistler ski season.
“This is a time for us to celebrate everything that Whistler Brewing has achieved,” says Bruce Dean, President, Whistler Brewing Company. “The beer industry is tough, and while many craft breweries have come and gone, we are still proudly 100% BC owned and brewed. Whistler Brewing opened during the first BC craft beer revolution which took place in the mid-1980’s. It’s exciting to see the current explosion in our industry and be part of a community of passionate, dedicated craft beer enthusiasts.”
First established in 1989, the Whistler Brewing Company brews a wide selection of award-winning beers that encourage exploration and cater to a variety of tastes. The company has a malt-forward approach to craft brewing and is known for developing original and interesting recipes.
To mark the occasion, Whistler Brewing will host an anniversary party at the Longhorn in Whistler on November 29th. A number of BC personalities will have their own personalized casks of Whistler beer tasted by a judging panel including Whistler’s head brewer Matt Dean.
The company is also releasing a special, limited-edition Fox Tail Session Red Ale, which will be available from mid-November in 25th Anniversary 12-packs at liquor stores throughout BC. The Fox Tail Session Red is the perfect anniversary ale due to its celebratory red hue, initial malt sweetness, and toffee caramel notes, complemented by citrus hop and a lingering finish.
“We know our customers love interesting and unique beer recipes so we're excited to release this special 25th anniversary blend. Our brews pay tribute to the natural beauty of the region and our Fox Tail Session Red Ale is inspired by the resourcefulness of Whistler’s shy red foxes,” says Matt Dean, head brewer, Whistler Brewing. “We are looking forward to celebrating with our customers and the Whistler community and excited about what the next 25 years will bring.”
Whistler Brewing also extended its line-up this year when it launched Forager, the first gluten free beer brewed in BC, and Big Sky UnCommon Lager, a complex and hop-forward lager brewed using a hot fermentation technique which dates back to the 1890s.
About Whistler Brewing Company
Established in 1989, the Whistler Brewing Company is an originator in the BC craft brewing movement and remains proudly 100% BC owned and brewed. With its Tap House and brewery in Function Junction, the company actively promotes the municipality of Whistler through their packaging and product and in doing so, brings a spotlight on BC wherever Whistler beer travels, be it throughout BC, Canada, or the world.