Blasted Church - Steamworks Sanctuary

Press Release

Burnaby B.C. ...

Trying to decide between a glass of wine or pint of beer? Now you can have both, with the release of “SANCTUARY”; the heavenly new collaboration beer from Steamworks Brewing Co. and Blasted Church Vineyards. Sanctuary is a bottle conditioned Saison featuring Gewürztraminer grape must and is a departure from the ordinary for both producers.

The making of the beer has been a true labour of love for the brewers and vintners involved. The process started with Blasted Church pressing fresh Gewürztraminer grape must from their Okanagan Valley fall 2017 harvest. The must was then rushed to Steamworks brewery and added during fermentation within 24 hours. The beer was then bottle conditioned for over 2 months in a special facility kept at an optimal temperature.

All of this effort has led to a truly unique and spectacular flavour profile. Subtle grape and fruit notes give way to an effervescent mouthfeel and dry finish with a floral yet mildly spicy saison character.

This celestial saison has been packaged in a special 500ml bottle and will be available in limited quantities Wednesday January 17th at the Steamworks Brewery and Taproom & Downtown Liquor Store. Product will be hitting select liquor stores shelves across BC in the coming weeks.

About Steamworks Brewing Company:  
Named after the steam that flows through and powers its Burnaby brewery & flagship brewpub in Gastown, Steamworks proudly brews distinct, flavourful and award-winning craft beers. 

 image courtesy Steamworks Brewing Company

image courtesy Steamworks Brewing Company