Brews News: International Beer Day; Iron Road opens; Main Street gets artistic

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International Beer Day

As if you need another excuse to crack a cold one, but its International Beer Day today, which is totally a thing. Personally, EVERY day is Beer Day here in Growlerland, but we can get behind making it official.

We’re assuming Aug. 5 is International Hangover Day. Or at the very least, International Eggs Benny and Caesar For Breakfast Day.

Check out what all the hub-bub is about over at InternationalBeerBay.com.

 

 

Kamloops' Iron Road Brewing officially opened its doors (and its taps!) this week. Contributed photo

Kamloops’ Iron Road Brewing officially opened its doors (and its taps!) this week. Contributed photo

Iron Road Brewing opens in Kamloops

Kamloops has another craft brewery to call its own with the opening of Iron Road Brewing this week. Located right next to the Thompson Rivers University campus, the 60-person taproom is the passion project of geologists Richard Phillips and Jared Tarswell, who are working with former Main Street brewer Aaron MacInnis.

Out of the gate, Iron Road is going to be offering a lager, pale ale, IPA, summer ale, and a farmhouse sour ale.

Iron Road boasts a full food menu too, with tacos and Mexican street fare on offer.

Check them out at IronRoadBrewing.ca.

 

 

Main Street Brewing and the Vancouver Mural Festival teamed up to produce the limited-edition Single-Hopped Grisette. Contributed photo

Main Street Brewing and the Vancouver Mural Festival teamed up to produce the limited-edition Single-Hopped Grisette. Contributed photo

Main Street gets artistic

Main Street Brewing has teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to offer limited edition bottles of their Single-Hopped Grisette.

The Belgian style table saison is hopped with German Hallertauer Blanc hops and fermented with a blend of French and Belgian saison yeasts for a peppery aroma and a dry finish. The beer comes in at 5.0% ABV, with 16 IBUs.

The bottles also feature artwork from some of the artists taking part in this year’s festival.

The Vancouver Mural Festival runs Aug. 7-12.