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Local “Class of 2014” Collaboration Beer Benefits British Columbia’s Hospitality Charity

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 For Immediate Release

September 23, 2019 (Vancouver, BC) – The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is delighted to announce that our organization will receive partial proceeds from a new limited-edition BC craft beer. The Class of 2014 IPA, made with BC grain and hops, will be released this October.

The new beer is the result of British Columbia Craft Brewers Guild collaboration series spearheaded this year by Port Moody’s family-owned Yellow Dog Brewing where it was created. The BC hops (Cascade, Centennial, and Cashmere) will be donated by the British Columbia Hop Growers Association, and the BC grain will be donated by Gambrinus Malting in Armstrong. All the local brewers involved in the project, who are noted below, opened in 2014, and they’re celebrating the significant milestone of their 5 th year in business.

We thank everyone involved for their generous contributions to this project! Last year’s BC Craft Brewers Guild collaborative beer from Phillips Brewery in Victoria and Brewhall Brewing in Vancouver raised over $10,000 for the BCHF, and we’re grateful that we will benefit from this new venture, as we continue to receive a growing number of applications for help. Our organization provides emergency assistance to members of the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to extraordinary medical circumstances, as well as offering scholarships to individuals enrolled in hospitality-related educational programs. A percentage of dollars from this collaboration will be earmarked for a Brewery related scholarship.

The Class of 2014 beer will be released in 4-packs and Kegs. Please look for it at your local retail outlet. Retailers and Licensees can order the beer through the Yellow Dog Order Desk at SKU (65233) and the UPC (00626990400257)

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About the BC Hospitality Foundation
The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is a registered charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a medical condition. Each year hundreds of hospitality workers across BC face financial challenges and have nowhere else to turn. The BCHF helps them when all other options have been exhausted. In addition, the BCHF offers a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of hospitality workers and industry leaders.

About the BC Craft Brewers Guild
The BC Craft Brewers Guild represents over 150 independently owned and operated craft brewers in over 60 communities all around BC. Our Guild members work together with local and provincial government to sustain and improve support for BC Craft Breweries that create local jobs and boost local economies throughout BC. Annual revenue from BC craft beer is expected to exceed $295 million in 2019 and currently employs almost 4,500 British Columbians.