Shredder Golden Ale – Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers

The latest beer to come out of Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers in North Vancouver is called the “Shredder Golden Ale”.  This golden ale has been created to raise money for the Tim Jones Legacy Fund a fund that helps North Shore Search and Rescue operate.  If you or someone you know loves to spend time in the North Vancouver backcountry this may just be a great cause to support.


The beer pours a copper colour with a slightly off white head.  The aroma is not to strong but consists of biscuit malts, mild fruit and floral hops.  The flavour is of biscuit malts, lemon, honeysuckle, hops bitterness with some resin and pine in small amounts to finish it off.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  This is a great golden ale and a great beer to partner up with the cause.

Commercial Description:  Tim Jones’ love of exploring the backcountry and shredding the North Shore Mountains led him to dedicate his life to saving many others, and ultimately to spark a lasting legacy.  He was given the nickname Shredder due not only to his love of backcountry skiing but for the infamous “shredding” motivational tactics that he used on his North Shore Rescue team to inspire the highest level of performance and success.  Tim was a huge supporter of the local community and dreamt of a day when the NSR could have sustainable funding, allowing the team to focus more on training.  With that coal in mind the proceeds from each bottle of Deep Cove’s Shredder Golden Ale will go to the Tim Jones Legacy Fund.

The SHREDDER Golden Ale was designed to be a beer Tim would have enjoyed with his family, friends and husky after a call well done. A nice, rounded malt body featuring biscuit and honeysuckle notes leads into a pleasing herbal hoppiness. Refreshing and sessionable, this honey coloured ale is best enjoyed while appreciating all that the North Shore has to offer. 5% ABV.


To Commemorate the launch of this beer Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers held a fund raiser party on Saturday November 15th 2014.  350 tickets were sold at $45 a piece.  The event was held at the brewery and went from 5pm to 9pm.  There were silent auction items up for grabs, Shredder Golden Ale for sample and even a food truck for eats.  I had commitments the night of the event but I purchased two tickets and attended for the first hour.  I spend countless hours hiking and snowshoeing not only in the North Shore Mountains but all over Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.  It was an honer to be able to meet some of these Search and Rescue volunteers and honor Tim Jones.  I hope to never have to meet any of these hero’s while enjoying the beautiful province we live in but I am glad that there are people out there willing to be that hero!  It is so important to make sure that Groups like North Shore Search and Rescue are well funded so that they can save lives.  So get out there and purchase some of this beer and help make a difference because who knows they may just be saving your life or a loved ones in the future.

If you would like to further help this cause you can donate money by clicking the following link.  Tim Jones Legacy Fund.

In Memory of Tim Jones (may 30th, 1956 – January 19th, 2014)

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