(Somerset, NS) - A little over a year ago, Jeff Saunders from Bad Apple Brewhouse started chatting with Dale Jollota about creating a beer to honour her daughter’s memory. Olivia Jollota passed away in 2012 at the age of 15, her mom Dale has created The Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust and has continued to honour her daughter by creating a high school scholarship at Prince Andrew High as well as many community donations for those in need, be it people or animals.
With all of Olivia’s friend now in fourth year at university or four years in their new career, it seemed appropriate at this time to create a beer that was similar to her personality to share with her friends and public.
This IPA has been brewed in dedication to Olivia (A.K.A. Allie). It represents her fun loving, fearless, adventurous, spirited and larger than life personality. This American style IPA is a different soul from the reincarnated IPA style. Wet hops from GroupofSe7en give this IPA a big juicy, herbal, citric and fruity character. Light bodied with a mild bitter finish. Jeff Saunders stated that the nose of the beer “was just like Five Alive” which is fitting as it was one of Olivia’s favorites.
This is a limited release with only 400 custom screened bottles to be filled. These will be sold for $7.50 per bottle. There may be a few kegs as well at select bars including Stillwell and Jamieson’s Irish Pub, with Jamieson’s donating $1.00 for each glass poured to The Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust.