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Four Winds picnic baskets will have beer in honour of Delta Pride

Limited edition beer will also be available at Four Winds’ tap room
“Come Together” ale is a collaboration between Four Winds Brewery and the Delta Pride Society. It will be available at Sunday’s Pride Picnic at Memorial Park in Ladner. Four Winds Photo

The picnic baskets that Four Winds Brewing puts together for the Delta Pride Picnic this Sunday will have a unique tribute to the pride society.

Inside the baskets that people order online and then pick up at the picnic, will be a half-dozen specially brewed beers labelled Come Together ale. The beer is a sour ale with chamomile and cassis “made in collaboration with our friends at the Delta Pride Society,” and displays “delicate effervescence with a subtle, floral finish,” Four Winds said on its website.

Delta Pride Society board member Christa Horita Kadach said Thursday that Four Winds approached the society about the idea.

“It’s great. It’s very exciting,” said Horita Kadach. The cans are in the six colours of the pride flag with each can explaining the meaning of the colour.

There’s also a QR code on the can linking to the pride society website.

“Four Winds has been absolutely phenomenal in their support of this community, the 2SLGTBQI+ community. They’ve wanted to support Delta Pride since their inception, Horita Kadach said.

“They’ve been absolutely incredible allies.”

Pride society members gave input for the recipe and helped with the packaging on production day.

Justin Long, marketing manager at Four Winds, said they’ve been talking about doing a collaboration beer for a while, and this year, the timing and scheduling worked out.

He noted that the picnic baskets have to be ordered in advance online and then picked up at the Four Winds booth at the picnic.

The limited edition beer will also be available at Four Winds’ tap room but not at liquor stores.

The fifth Delta Pride Picnic takes place this Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Memorial Park, in Ladner.

This year’s picnic will have food trucks, vendors, support organizations, and a variety of performers, including a drag show and dancers.

The first year of the event was in 2018, when fewer than 200 people showed up. Last year, more than 500 people visited.