Try a pint of ‘United Hops’ and support the United Way of Central New Brunswick.
New Brunswick’s microbreweries are here to stay. Over the past five years, the province has witnessed increased interest in local brewers looking to take their favourite flavours to the masses through the exploding craft brewery market. What may have first been dismissed as a trend just a few years ago has now become an important part of New Brunswick’s economic landscape. For those who love a tasty beverage, New Brunswick is now the place to be. And thanks to a community built largely through word of mouth, many New Brunswick brewers have taken to finding ways to give back to the communities that have helped establish their brands within this huge and constantly developing market.
Graystone Brewing is one of the latest breweries to join the growing family of NB beer producers and this week the brewery announced its first community brew. Made using a variety of donated New Brunswick grown hops, United Hops is the brewery’s 4th brew, a 6% IPA style beer described as “earthy with notes of grapefruit, and pine”.
A portion of the proceeds from United Hops will go directly to support the efforts of the United Way of Central New Brunswick.
“United Hops is one of the most fun surprises our United Way has received,” said Jeff Richardson, executive director of Central NB’s United Way. “The recipe mirrors what United Way is trying to do – bring our community together to support our neighbours. Helping the community out with a community-sourced beer is such a creative way for Graystone Brewing to pitch in. We can’t wait to try it.”
The first pints of United Hops will be poured as part of the officially launch October 12, 2016 at Graystone Brewing, 221 King Street in Fredericton. Owner Wes Ward and brewer Ian Demerchant will join the United Way’s Jeff Richardson at the event between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. to talk about the project, the beer and the United Way.