VANCOUVER, BC – Main St. Brewing has announced the release of a new beer in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.
Starlight Alsatian Pilsner (4.4% abv):
Starlight Alsatian Pilsner is brewed with a specialty malt bill of French pilsner and North American corn, Czech lager yeast, and Alsatian Strisselspalt and Triskel hops, resulting in a crisp, easy drinking pilsner with characteristics of lemongrass, melon and chamomile.
The creation of Starlight was inspired by Luke Mackie, the 13-year-old son of Main St. Brewing co-owner Cameron Forsyth’s partner Heather Mackie, who is among the estimated one-in-32 children in British Columbia on the autism spectrum. Luke named the beer Starlight “as a way of acknowledging the unique light that shines inside everyone affected by autism,” and also drew the original design for the label.
Starlight Alsatian Pilsner will be officially released today (Monday April 3rd) with a launch event at the Main St. taproom from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. The evening will include a silent auction to raise funds for the Canucks Autism Network, and that organization that also receive partial proceeds from sales of Starlight at Main St., select beer retailers, and participating bars and restaurants in British Columbia.
Source & Photo: Main St. Brewing