R&B Brewing Co. Launches the Chef Series
Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows that ‘kitchen beers’ are two of the most satisfying words a cook can hear. Not only does it signal an end to a very long day, it is the beginning of a nightly ritual that results in cold beer, comfort food and camaraderie. Beer has come a long way over the past few years, making its way from late night kitchen relief to prime time dining room enjoyment.
R&B Brewing Co. head brewer Todd Graham invited chefs Chris Whittaker(Forage), Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co.), Owen Lightly (Butter on the Endive), Robert Belcham(Campagnolo), and Brian Skinner (The Acorn) to develop their very own beer. Participating chefs were asked to choose a beer style and unique ingredients that they personally connect with. The result, five incredibly diverse beers that reveal a little bit about each chef and pair perfectly with some of their favourite dishes. Following the release of the first five beers in the Chef Series, a new list of chef collaborators will be announced.
- Robert Belcham’s black ESB with burnt citrus filtered with pig bone charcoal.
- Brian Skinner’s balanced pale ale conditioned with locally harvested spruce tips.
- Andrea Carlson’s light end of summer ale fermented with organic burdock root and sunchokes.
- Owen Lightly’s ale that tastes like the sea, conditioned with oyster shells and seaweed.
About R&B Brewing Co:
Committed to keeping things modest, independent and unique, R&B Brewing Co. makes handcrafted beer in the heart of East Vancouver’s historic brewery creek district. R&B Brewing Co. (derived from a clever organization of the two founding partners’ names) is the combined hard work and lifelong goal of Rick Dellow and Barry Benson, who share more than 60 years experience in the international and local brewing industry. After spending many years installing micro-breweries and brewpubs and training brewers all over the world, they brought their wealth of knowledge and experience home to Vancouver, where they produce consistent high quality, hand crafted ales. R&B Brewing Co is located at 54 East 4th Ave. Vancouver BC V5T 1E8. W: www.r-and-b.com P: 604.874.2537