A staple in Kelowna’s craft beer industry has created a new limited-edition beer for a good cause.
Vice and Virtue Brewing has created a New Zealand pilsner with riesling pomace called Good Neighbour, in association with the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF).
“We are excited to collaborate with the BC Hospitality Foundation on this remarkable initiative,” said Bryan Major, with Vice & Virtue Brewer. “The Good Neighbour New Zealand pilsner showcases our dedication to brewing excellence and our commitment to supporting the hospitality industry professionals who make our community thrive.”
The purpose of the beer is to resemble the good neighbours in the community, the ones who are willing to give a helping hand. The beer itself is a New Zealand-style pilsner, featuring Nelson Sauvin hops and locally malted pilsner from Gambrinus. It is fermented on riesling pomace from Tantalus Vineyards with a blend of lager and a high thiol-releasing white wine yeast. According to Major, this makes it an easy-drinking lager with little acidity, and a tannic finish. It has the aromas of passion fruit, gooseberry, and fresh-cut grass.
“We are thrilled to partner with Vice & Virtue Brewing Co. for this exciting fundraiser,” said Alana Dickson, executive director of the BC Hospitality Foundation. “Their dedication to their craft and the community aligns perfectly with our mission, and we’re grateful for their support.”
The beer will also be available at Bernie’s Supper Club & Cinema, King Taps, Mid-Town Station Kitchen + Drink, and The Train Station Pub with $1 from every beer going directly to BCHF and its mission to provide financial aid to hospitality workers facing financial challenges from a health condition.