Brewery News: BC: Vancouver: Steamworks Brewing Company releases benefit beer for BC Firefighters Charities

Press Release

Vancouver, B.C. (October 1st, 2014) - In celebration of BC Craft Beer Month and National Fire Prevention Week, Steamworks Brewing Company has created a delectable Firefighters Charity Ale appropriately named Heroica Red Ale. For the month of October, every Steamworks brew sold will benefit the BC Firefighters Charities.

"We're thrilled to create a new delicious liquid for craft beer lovers that will also create awareness and support our BC Firefighters," says Walter Cosman, Steamworks Brewing Company President.

Craft beer lovers can enjoy Heroica Red Ale in 650mL bottles, the Steamworks Mashup 12-pack mixer (with Black Angel IPA and Pale Ale) from liquor stores across the province, or on-tap and in growlers at Steamworks Brewpub or Steamworks Brewery & Taproom in Burnaby while quantities last.

"The Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society is grateful for this speciality Steamworks Heroica Red Ale to honor Firefighters and to support the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund," says Jeff Clark, Vice President of the Burnaby Firefighters. "We are proud to partner with Steamworks who are so supportive of our community."

The newest geographical landmark on the Steamworks label features the Burnaby Heights neon swinging girl Helen Arnold and is the marker for the Burnaby Heights Shopping District.

"It's an honour to be the first brewery in Burnaby and giving back to the community is so important to us," says Cosman. "Incorporating the famous Burnaby Heights swinging girl into this release is in tribute to our new neighbourhood."

Adding to the excitement, Steamworks Brewing Company will host a Heroica Night At The Brewery complete with Brewery Tour, Brewmaster Dinner, and special guest Firefighter Chefs from the Burnaby Firefighters. You can enter to win your way in atwww.steamworks.com/contest or www.facebook.com/steamworksbeer.

Steamworks will donate $0.50 per Pilsner & Pale Ale 6-pack, Mashup 12-pack, and 650ml Heroica Red Ale bomber during the month of October. In addition, Steamworks will give $0.10 from every pint poured in participating licensed establishments.

Heroica Red Ale is sessionable red ale with beautiful citrus and pine notes from the additions of centennial, citra, and simcoe hops. Smooth and velvety in the mouth with toasted malts giving it a medium body with hints of roasted hazelnut, toffee, and caramel malt flavours. It is a tribute to the every day local heroes in our communities and lives.
About Steamworks Brewing Company
Named after the steam that flows through and powers its flagship brewpub in Gastown, Steamworks craft beers features distinct, flavourful and award-winning brews. Follow on twitter @steamworksbeer or www.steamworks.com. #MoreFlavour
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