PRINCE GEORGE (Sept. 3, 2014) – Brewed exclusively for Prince George beer lovers, Pacific Western Brewing’s (PWB) German-styled “Festbier” was released today to help celebrate a number of upcoming community milestones.
PWB owner and CEO Kazuko Komatsu says: “Our brewery is proud to be front and centre as this community eagerly anticipates a year of special celebrations in 2015.
“Next year is the 100th Anniversary of the City of Prince George, the University of Northern BC’s 25th Anniversary and the 2015 Canada Winter Games that will feature PWB as a major sponsor showcasing its popular Hometown Heroes program. These combined milestones represent a pivotal opportunity for the community to celebrate its history and accomplishments and present an inspiring vision for its future.”
From Left To Right: Todd Doherty (2015 Canada Winter Games), Paul Mulgrew (Pacific Western Brewing), Mayor Shari Green (City Of Prince George), Mark Dale (University of Northern British Columbia)
Mayor Shari Green says: “Pacific Western Brewing has been an outstanding member of our community since 1957 providing job opportunities, regional philanthropic efforts and increases to our local economy. Festbier is a welcome addition in helping the City of Prince George celebrate our centennial throughout 2015. Cheers.”
“It is a pleasure for the University to join with PWB, the City, and the Canada Winter Games to mark this time of celebration in our community,” says Tracy Summerville, Chair of UNBC’s 25th anniversary steering committee. “PWB and its owner Kazuko
Komatsu have been stellar supporters of UNBC through almost all of our history making this an especially exciting venture for us.”
Stuart Ballantyne, CEO of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, says: “Pacific Western Brewing is a company that shares similar values to the 2015 Canada Winter Games: facilitating the dreams and aspirations of Canada’s next young champions. We’re proud to call them an Official Sponsor. ”
At ceremonies today at the brewery’s tasting room PWB unveiled “Festbier.” Like all Oktoberfestbiers, this brew has a strong malt base with a pinch of Hallartau Select hops to add noble aromas. PWB Creative Director Paul Mulgrew says: “Festbier comes is a four pack with a unique back label on each bottle. It is perfect for the many festivities scheduled for 2015. It is full of flavour and easy to drink.”
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