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Vancouver Craft Beer Week Collaborative Beer Helps Fund New Brewery Scholarship

September 19, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the BC Hospitality Foundation will receive a total of $6593.27 from proceeds of sales of the local collaborative beer Ten The Dry-Hopped Table Saison was brewed at Four Winds Brewing in Delta, BC.  It was created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) and to raise funds for the BCHF. 

We want to give a HUGE shout out to all the individuals and businesses who contributed to the project, including:

Canada Malting Co. Limited
Chrislan Ceramics
Dageraad Brewing (Burnaby)
Four Winds Brewing (Delta)
Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging 
Hops Connect
IMS (Identification Multi Solutions)
Powell Brewery
West Coast Canning

The BCHF was honoured to be the chosen charity for this year’s VCBW, which took place May 31 st to June 9 th . BCHF volunteers were on hand at the event selling raffle tickets for a 50/50 draw as well as for artwork created onsite and generously donated by Canadian artist Luke Ramsey . We have earmarked $3000 from the proceeds of the raffles and the collaborative beer to fund a new Brewery Scholarship. 

Details on the scholarship will be announced in the coming months by the people at Vancouver Craft Beer Week.

Thanks again to Vancouver Craft Beer Week and everyone who contributed to this successful fundraiser!

Suggested Social Media:  

Insta & Twitter: @vcbw -  @ bchospitality - @FourWindsBrewCo

FB: /vancouvercraftbeerweek - /BCHospitalityFoundation

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 Vancouver Craft Beer Week
In the spring of 2010, just after the completion of the most successful Winter Olympic Games in history, a few craft beer enthusiasts gathered around a table over a pint and a timely idea: to create a week-long festival to showcase ‘real beer’ — and so, the first Vancouver Craft Beer Week was born. The first VCBW Festival started at a small venue hosting about 100 beer aficionados and 15 breweries. Over the past 9 years, it has evolved from Canada’s first-ever craft beer week into a multi award-winning cultural engine that showcases music, food, art, and craft beer at events across the city, starting the last Friday of May.