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Collaboration brewing for a good cause.

The BC Beer Awards officially announced this year’s 2022 collaboration brew – Back In Session, a blackberry lemon salted sour which balances a tart acidity along with a hint of sea salt.

Once again, the team partnered with their good pals at BREWHALL and  Powell Brewery to brew this year’s collaboration beer. This 4% salted sour is refreshing, bright and loaded with juicy blackberry and lemon. 

The name “Back In Session” helps to celebrate life going back to a level of normal that we’re used to. Get those books, binders and beers ready for another year, because the BC Beer Awards is Back In Session! 

The theme fits with the BCBA’s committment to supporting the next generation of changemakers in our province’s beer community through our support of Diversity In Brewing. DIB is an initiative that works to improve visibility and inclusivity in the craft beer industry by providing scholarships for self-identifying BIPOC & LGBTQ2S+ students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s brewing program.

This year’s collab beer proceeds will also help to support the BC Hospitality Foundation –  A charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a health condition. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the hospitality industry definitely took a hit, and they want to give back. 

Back In Session was brewed at Powell Brewery with the generous help of sponsors, Altro Labels, Brewers Supply GroupHops Connect Canada, Imperial Yeast, Keg Share & Vessel Packaging Co. The label art was created by Michelle Lee at Broadview Creative.

A handful of tickets still remain for the 2022 BC Beer Awards, you can buy them HERE

You can find Back In Session at the following locations in and around Vancouver starting this week for a limited time: 

Bars, Restaurants & Taprooms:

  • Powell Brewery
  • 12 Kings Pub
  • Container Brewing
  • The Alibi Room
  • Darby’s Kits
  • St Augustine’s
  • Juke Fried Chicken (cans)
  • The Barley Merchant (Langley)
  • Mariner Brewing (Coquitlam)
  • The Parkside Brewery (Port Moody)+

Liquor Stores:

  • Brewery Creek Liquor Store
  • 1st Ave Liquor Store
  • Everything Wine River District
  • Broadway Liquor Store
  • Legacy Liquor Store
  • Darby’s Liquor Store
  • Denman Liquor Store
  • Fraser Commons Liquor Store
  • Commercial Drive BC Liquor Store
  • Crosstown Liquor Store 
  • The Gull Liquor Store (North Van)
  • O’Hare’s Liquor Store (Richmond)
  • Nesters Liquor Store (Whistler)
  • JAKS 41st & Knight
  • JAKs New West
  • JAKS South Granville
  • JAKs Coquitlam Center
  • JAKs Westwood
  • JAKs Parkcrest

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