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Tree Toasts Okanagan Vintners With New Brew
Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2013 by Tip Top


Tree Red WoodMay 7, 2013 (Kelowna, BC) -- Red, red wine...and beer? Apparently so in the Okanagan thanks to Tree Brewing. The award-winning craft brewer has just released its limited edition red wine barrel aged beer - Redwood - to coincide with the start of the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival. 
“We brewed Redwood to celebrate the Vintners in the Okanagan Valley that continue to produce world-class wines,” says Tod Melnyk, President, Tree Brewing. “They have made our region famous for their products, and we would like to toast their efforts.”
To further promote the link between the beverages that the Okanagan is so well known for, Tree partnered with Quails’ Gate Vineyards, also in Kelowna, to source the barrels for Redwood.
Oak barrel aged for over 100 days in 7 year old Marechal Foch wine barrels, Redwood is a light/medium-bodied Ale pouring light red /copper in colour with a golden hue, and displays mellow aromas of vanilla and light toffee combined with some earthy red wine notes. It is smooth tasting with a pleasant hop flavour balanced with notes of citrus, toasted oak and light red fruit. The finish is clean, smooth and dry. 
Just the Facts Ma’am
Aroma - Mellow oak with subtle cherry, plum and red wine notes 
Colour– Lightred/copper
Body –Light/Medium
Taste/Flavour - Toasted oak, pleasant hop, citrus, light red fruit, clean and dry finish 
Pairing - Earthy cheese, grilled rib-eye, roast chicken
IBU – 36 
Malts – Pale, Light Munich, Honey, Crystal, Vienna 
Hops – Perle, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Golding 
Barrel – 7 year old Quails’ Gate Vineyards Marechal Foch barrels 
Style – Ale (Cutthroat Pale Ale) 
ABV – 5% 
Released – May 6, 2013 
Cases produced - 22
The Redwood release is extremely limited, with only 22 cases produced. It is now available at Tree’s brewery in Kelowna and select private liquor stores in Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary.
A company focused on quality, excellence and creating great tasting beer, Tree Brewing Company has been taking craft brewing seriously for more than 15 years. Located in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia, Tree brews in small batches using only water, malt, hops and yeast to produce the highest quality, all natural, unpasteurized beer. The Tree family of Craft beers includes Hop Head India Pale Ale, Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale, Cutthroat West Coast Pale Ale, Kelowna Pilsner, Beach Blonde Lager and Vertical Winter Ale. Special releases also make brief appearances depending on the inspirations of Brewmaster Stefan Buhl. In 2011, Tree Brewing also introduced its first cider to the lineup; Dukes Dry Apple Cider, a 100% BC-produced Dry Apple Cider. For more information on Tree Brewing and its award-winning lineup, please visit


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