Small Block Brewing’s Cate Scally pours a flight of tasters in the new brewery’s taproom . (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Small Block Brewing’s Cate Scally pours a flight of tasters in the new brewery’s taproom . (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Brewer and baker offer reFRESHing ale

The group is excited to announce the release of the second brew

reFRESH Cowichan, the Cowichan Green Community Food Recovery Project, has teamed up with Small Block Brewery and True Grain Bakery to develop a series of beers made with bread that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill.

Their inaugural collaborative brew, a fresh hopped Rye-cycled “Rye-PA”, has been flying off the shelves and stimulating conversation since its release in early October.

The group is excited to announce the release of the second brew in their series of bread-beers, UpCycle Nut Brown Ale.

UpCycle is a precision crafted Nut Brown Ale that has included over 80 kilograms of donated day-old sourdough bread in its brewing process. With a dark brown colour, a medium caramel character, and a low-earthy hop profile, this brew is perfect to cuddle up with on a winter’s eve.

The fundraiser and release event takes place Friday, Nov. 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Small Block Brewery, 5201 Chaster Rd. in Duncan.

Individuals working with reFRESH Cowichan will be on site to mingle and answer questions about the program. The event also features Mexican Food Mafia, selling a variety of delicious foods utilizing recovered ingredients.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The City of Duncan will implement a new pilot project targeting vandalism this spring. (File photo)
Duncan initiates pilot project to deal with graffiti

Project based on a successful one in Port Alberni

The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (File photo)
Duncan homicide victim was 17 years old

RCMP report that teenager was stabbed

Activists from the Fairy Creek Blockades hold the injunction application notice which was submitted by logging company Teal Jones to the B.C. Supreme Court. The application, which asks to have blockaders removed from the sites that stop access to cut blocks, is set to be heard on March 4. (Photo contributed/Joshua Wright)
Activists hunker down to protect Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew from logging

Forest company Teal Cedar applies for injunction to remove seven-month-old blockades

It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Lead donors pledge $60,000 in matching campaign at the Chemainus Theatre

Perrys, Hiltons and Duncan Iron Works help to Bridge the Gap during COVID shutdown

Doug Routley is the chair of a special committee on reforming the Police Act. (File photo)
Routley selected chair of a special committee on reforming the Police Act

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA acknowledges there will be a lot of material to process

The area on Cordova Bay Road where ancestral human remains were discovered Feb. 22. (Submitted photo)
Human remains discovery a reminder of B.C. Indigenous culture dug up and displaced

‘These are the people who inspired and birthed the generations that we now have here’

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Older rental apartments are prime candidates for renovations, and could result in lost affordable housing stock. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
B.C.’s renoviction overhaul a good start, but won’t preserve affordable stock, lawyer says

And still no protection for people who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19

(Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
B.C. WHL teams to hit the ice with Kelowna, Kamloops hub cities

Kelowna, Kamloops centres chosen to host B.C. WHL teams for 24-game regular season

(File photo)
RCMP arrest man after report of gun-toting threat-maker near Parksville schools

43-year-old man taken into custody; students at nearby schools were asked to stay inside

The machines are akin to ATMs and allow drug users at risk of overdose to get hydromorphone pills dispensed to them after their palm has been scanned to identify its unique vein pattern. (CANADIAN PRESS)
Feds dole out $3.5M for ‘vending machines’ to dispense safer opioids in B.C.

The machines are located in four cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Victoria

Kelowna’s lakefront visitor centre is one of 130 around the province. Tourism businesses have been hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions on travel. (Destination B.C.)
Tourism, small business getting COVID-19 help, B.C. minister says

$300M grant program has delivered $50 million so far

Most Read