The Aquarium Society of Alberta was nominated this year as a finalist in the Phillips Brewing Company’s charity program Benefit Brew. Each year finalists are selected to run against each other in a contest where most votes wins. The prize? A custom brew creation and label, and the proceeds of sales from the benefit brew.

We are thrilled and grateful to be selected this year as one of the nominees. Voting ran until Friday February 1. From the Phillips Brewing Co.:

“We make beer, and we want to use our powers of craft beer creation for good! A few years back we decided that an awesome way to do this would be to create a special beer for a charity, name the beer after the cause and donate the proceeds—the charity receives some much-needed support, and we get to brew a fun new beer! However we quickly ran into a problem: there are just way too many deserving causes for us to simply choose one. To solve our conundrum we put it out to the community to tell us who they wanted to support and the Benefit Brew was born!”

We congratulate this year’s winner, the Oldman Watershed Council.

Thank you for your support in this contest. Perhaps one of these days we’ll have our own brew too.