Dogwood Brewing, Vancouver’s first organic craft brewery, is set to open its doors.
“Tasting room opening next week,” brewmaster Claire Wilson said Wednesday on Instagram.
Dogwood’s hours will be from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, Wilson said.
Four beers are expected on tap: a 5.9%, 50 IBU India Pale Ale; a 6.9%, 20 IBU Marzen-style “fest” ale; a 4%, 20 IBU stout; and a 4.5%, 15 IBU honey ale.
Wilson honed her craft at Richmond’s Big River Brew Pub, Aldergrove’s Dead Frog, and in the United Kingdom.
Dogwood is supplied by Harvesters of Organic Hops in Lillooet and Gambrinus Malting in Armstrong.
Tables made from reclaimed timber, wooden keg collars, reusable coasters and recycled cardboard growler tags that use string repurposed from malt bags highlight the brewery’s sustainable, eco-friendly efforts.
Dogwood is located at 8284 Sherbrooke St. in south Vancouver, off of Marine Drive near the Knight Street bridge.
Molson Coors is set to unleash Mad Jack — an apple-flavoured lager — across Canada in April, the company announced Tuesday in a news release.
“With a crisp apple taste that’s light in body with a smooth, clean finish, Mad Jack has a taste that’s refreshingly different,” said Kristi Knowles, vice-president of innovation, insights and portfolio strategy at Molson Coors. “Beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers have quickly taken a liking to Mad Jack and we can’t wait for the rest of Canada to get the opportunity to taste one of our best-received products in years.”
Mad Jack has been available in Quebec and Ontario since 2014, and launches this year in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces.
The 5% ABV beverage differs from cider in that it is malt-based and contains flavouring.
It won the Canadian Living 2015 Best New Product Award for new beer.