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Tree Brewing Red Wood Wine Barrel Aged Ale

red woodWhat? Wine and beer? Well sort of. This lovely ale arrived in it’s pretty package and I was excited to get it chilled and sample. The Kelowna Brewery sourced some local wine barrels and then aged there Hop Head IPA within them. It’s amber in colour and has aromas of toasty oak, citrus notes, toffee, coffee, and a nutty presence.

It’s a flavourful number that did not disappoint. Noticeable hops, somewhat toasty with some mocha characteristics. Nice and creamy. Please pour me more!

 

Beer for Breast Cancer

Kelowna–based Tree Brewing Supports Breast Cancer

Tree Brewing is known for its cans, and now they’ve turned them pink. In a unique partnership with the BC Cancer Foundation, the award-winning brewer from Kelowna will be launching Beer for Breast Cancer – their Beach Blonde lager in pink cans – for a limited time.

“All of us have been touched personally, or have known women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer,” says Tree Brewing President, Tod Melnyk. “We’ve wanted to do something to support the BC Cancer Foundation for some time, and think this is a great fit with our Beach Blonde Lager. This is our way to continue to raise awareness for breast cancer research, and have a bit of fun at the same time.”

For the months of September and October, the pink version of Beach Blonde Lager will be available in British Columbia and exclusively at Liquor Depot in Alberta. Proceeds of the sale of these cans will go to the BC Cancer Foundation and support breakthrough breast cancer research happening at the BC Cancer Agency. Tree’s Beer for Breast Cancer will be on display in most liquor stores across BC and in all Liquor Depot stores in Alberta, and will also include widespread support for the program at government and private liquor stores in BC over both months, as well as on-premise programming.

The perfect beer for all occasions, Beach Blonde Lager is light-bodied, smooth with a clean, crisp finish. The brew was a Bronze Medalist at the 2012 Canadian Brewing Awards.

About the BC Cancer Foundation

The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge. As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, we enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia. We fund with the goal of finding solutions.

Visit www.bccancerfoundation.comto make a donation or to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

As an independent charitable organization, we raise funds exclusively for the BC Cancer Agency that support innovative cancer research and compassionate enhancements to patient care.

About Tree Brewing Company

A company focused on quality, excellence and creating great tasting beer, Tree Brewing Company has been taking craft brewing seriously for more than 15 years. Located in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia, Tree brews in small batches using only water, malt, hops and yeast to produce the highest quality, all natural, unpasteurized beer. The Tree family of Craft beers includes Hop Head India Pale Ale, Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale, Cutthroat West Coast Pale Ale, Kelowna Pilsner, Beach Blonde Lager and Vertical Winter Ale. Special releases also make brief appearances depending on the inspirations of Brewmaster Stefan Buhl. In 2011, Tree Brewing also introduced its first cider to the lineup; Dukes Dry Apple Cider is the only 100% BC-produced Dry Apple Cider available on the market. For more information on Tree Brewing and its award-winning lineup, please visit www.treebeer.com.

 

Tree Brewing partners with Tree Canada

If A Tree Falls In A Forest, Does Anybody Hear?

The answer is Yes. Kelowna-based Tree Brewing heard the trees falling all around them during this summer’s wildfires in British Columbia’s Okanagan region, and has created a special edition Black Tree Dark Ale to help restore the forest. Through a recently announced partnership with the Tree Canada Foundation and the B.C. Fire ReLeaf program, one tree will be planted for every Black Tree sold.

The B.C. Fire ReLeaf initiative will help replace urban and rural forests throughout the province that were destroyed during the wildfires over the summer. Communities such as West Kelowna, Lillooet, Sorrento, Clinton and Kamloops were among many locations hit hard by the fires, which have destroyed a total area of 210,612 hectares so far this year. Almost 3,000 fires have been discovered by the BC Forest Service in the province since April 2009.

“Tree Brewing makes beer with character, but there has never been one brew that hits closer to home for this company and our supporters than Black Tree Dark Ale,” said Tod Melnyk, President, Tree Brewing. “I live in an area that was ravished by the fires in 2003, and the opportunity for us to be able to restore some of this community is something that we just knew we had to support.”

Black Tree Dark Ale is a specialty blend of a classic pale ale and a rich porter, and will be sold in 650mL bottles throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

Tree is also looking to its partners, competitors and businesses across Western Canada to get on board and match their efforts. “As an active member of the Okanagan community, the support only begins with Tree Brewing,” continues Melnyk. “We hope that our initiative will encourage others to do their part by either matching our donations, or even creating a program of their own.”
At an announcement in September in West Kelowna, Tree Canada announced its initial BC Fire ReLeaf program partners including Tree Brewing, TELUS, FedEx Express Canada, and BC Landscape & Nursery.

Through the BC Fire ReLeaf program, Tree Canada is distributing coupons to B.C. homeowners who lost trees to the fires so they can purchase new ones at reduced prices for their properties. Municipalities will also be able to apply for funds to help replant their parks and forests. Affected homeowners and municipalities can apply for assistance at www.treecanada.ca

About Tree Canada
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. A winner of the Canadian Environmental Award (2007), Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, more than 76 million trees have been planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has organized 8 national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.

About Tree Brewing Company
Tree Brewing Company takes craft brewing seriously. Located in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia, Tree brews in small batches using only water, malt, hops and yeast to produce the highest quality, all natural, unpasteurized beer. The Tree family of Craft beers include Hophead India Pale Ale, Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale, Cutthroat English Pale Ale, Kelowna Pilsner and Spy Porter. Special releases also make brief appearances depending on the inspirations of Brewmaster Stefan Buhl. A company focused on quality, excellence and creating great tasting beer, Tree Brewing makes beer with character. For more information please visit www.treebeer.com.