Published May 10, 2013In the past, we've seen acts like Pearl Jam and Swollen Members saluted with their own sudsy beer, and now four B.C. craft breweries have teamed up to show some love for home-brewed bands like D.O.A. and Said the Whale.
The Canadian Band Beer series' roots lay in CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence's open call over Twitter last fall for beer and band puns. These included gems like Joel Plastered, Our Lady Pilsnered, Godspeed You! Black Lager and Nickelbock. After CBC graphic designer Ben Didier whipped up mock labels for the punny brews, actual craft houses began getting in touch about the project.
As CBC Music reports, the series begins next Friday (May 17) with the launch of Old Yale Brewing Co.'s "D.O.Ale," described by the Chilliwack, BC brewery as a "medium-bodied, classic brown ale [that] balances its hop and malt flavours with subtle hints of chocolate."
From there, a new beer will be premiered each Friday until June 7. The other entries are R&B Brewing Co.'s You Say Party-toasting "aggressive and well balanced" IPA You Say Barley, We Say Rye; Townsite's Belgian-style pale ale for West Coast poppers Said the Whale, simply titled Said the Ale; and Cannery Brewing's 6.5 percent German maibock Pink Mountainhops, which is dedicated to Stephen McBean's Pink Mountaintops.
The Canadian Band Beer series will be sold in private liquor stores around BC.