What is Reunion? Virgina McLean, partner in the Reunion project, died from complications from multiple myeloma in June, 2007. She had a fantastic quote “Cancer can cause my death, but it can only take my life if I give it that.” Virginia is the inspiration for the Reunion project, a way to drink good beer and raise money for the Institute for & Bone Cancer Research. 100% of the proceeds go straight to IMBCR. (www.imbcr.org) This Institute works to prolong the life of individuals suffering from the currently incurable form of bone cancer, and hopes to one day find a cure. This institute does not have a huge operating budget — and proceeds from this Reunion project really make a difference.
Reunion 2010 is Belgian style scotch ale. It’s brewed with 5 different malts, and hopped with Kent Golding. A Trappist yeast was used on a scotch ale recipe… thus Belgian style scotch ale.
From the label –
” This year’s beer is Belgian-style Scotch Ale an nod to Virginia’s Scottish heritage. The beer boasts a deep amber color with a rich malt palate and subdued hop notes in the finish.. We used an authentic Trappist Belgian yeast strain for complexity and its brewed to an orginal gravity of 1078 and has 30 units of bitterness. Many thanks to all those who have supported this project and helped us honor Virginia’s memory. Cheers Pete & Alan”
Availability – July 2010. 22oz Bottles and Draft. Draft will be featured at Taco Mac restaurants. Release party dates will be happening in Atlanta. More to follow…
SBS Imports (www.sbs-imports.com) is a proud partner in the project also. SBS is an importers of beers and ciders like Aspall and De Proef.
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