People who know me know I like beer. People who know me well know that I especially like local craft beer, This is why I was super excited to see a new beer hit the shelves of my local liquor store yesterday afternoon.
Why I am especially excited about this particular beer is that it is made with honey from hives on the rooftop of Athlete’s Village Housing Co-operative where I live. The hives are maintained by Hives for Humanity as part of a partnership with Legacy Liquor Store. I understand that some of the proceeds from the sale of the beer will go to support Hive for Humanity’s therapeutic beekeeping programming in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
The beer is an extremely limited edition only available in bottles sold at Legacy Liquor store. I grabbed on of the first bottles for sale yesterday afternoon, and I must say that it is a complex and tasty ale that lives up to its multi-barrelled named. It has a big and bold flavour with hints of clover and lemongrass—no due to the honey. I found the sweetness of the honey played nicely with the pumpernickel flavours of the rye ale.
I must say that the beer had an extra special taste for me knowing that it was perhaps the most ‘local’ beer I have ever drank, with ingredients sourced mere metres away and exclusively sold less than two-blocks from my doorstep!