(Vancouver, BC, CANADA) – The days are getting shorter and the locals are settling in for another West Coast winter. The locals also know that with the change in season comes the return of BC’s favourite winter beer; Lions Winter Ale from Granville Island Brewing! On October 18, GIB will officially release Lions Winter Ale back onto store shelves and on tap. This one of a kind craft brewed ale is the perfect refresher after the city’s favourite winter activities – whether it’s celebrating the latest hockey miracle, a crisp run on the seawall, or shredding the Black Fly on Cypress.
“Every year we talk about the success of our Winter Ale and every year it gets even bigger!” says GIB’s Brewmaster Vern Lambourne. “Lions Winter Ale has adopted a cult like following of beer drinkers who inundate us with calls and emails as they anxiously await the seasonal release, so we’re very happy to say – it’s back!”
The vanilla-like finish of this full-bodied ale is a great excuse to get out of the cold and enjoy a craft beer made from the finest natural ingredients. Lions Winter Ale combines premium Crystal, Vienna and Munich malt with aromatic specialty Willamette and German Spalt hops, which give the beer a rich and robust flavour.
In addition to the seasonal release, GIB has a full calendar of fall and winter activities rolling out in the coming weeks – including a packed Movember campaign filled with more events, prizes, and fun than you can shake an empty bottle of Lions Winter Ale at.
We’ve signalled the start of winter Vancouver, and it’s always good to be here. The coveted Lions Winter Ale is only available until March, and can be purchased in BC liquor stores, cold beer and wine stores and on tap at your favourite pub or restaurant.
For more information on GIB craft beers, visit www.gib.ca.
About Granville Island Brewing (GIB)
Established is 1984, Granville Island Brewing (GIB) is Canada’s first microbrewery offering a variety of award-winning beers which are brewed and sold here in BC. GIB is dedicated to handcrafting only the finest premium beers that are 100 per cent all-natural and brewed in small batches to provide consumers with the ultimate tasting experience. In celebration of their West Coast heritage GIB names each beer after iconic Vancouver locations that embody the local lifestyle. From the original Island Lager and English Bay Pale Ale, to Cypress Honey Lager, and now their latest innovation; Brockton IPA, GIB continues to produce a diverse portfolio of beers inspired by life on the West Coast. For more information, visit www.gib.ca.