Yoga Giant Lululemon Enters Craft Beer Industry


VANCOUVER — Yoga giant Lululemon is entering the craft beer game this summer with Curiosity Lager, made by Vancouver’s Stanley Park Brewing.

“Just because you’re a yogi, doesn’t mean you won’t have an occasion for beer, and we’re certainly interested in talking to that crowd,” said Doug Devlin, director of Marketing for Stanley Park Brewing. “I think Lululemon, by extension, is interested in talking to a more male beer-drinking crowd. It’s a nice way for each of us to take what it is we do to a new consumer.”

The Vancouver-based companies partnered last year when Stanley Park made a beer specifically for Lululemon’s Seawheeze Half Marathon after-party.
This year’s beer, described as a “crisp, bold session lager” with 4.6 per cent alcohol by volume, will be sold in stores. Eighty-eight thousand cans will be available in a variety pack in 200 government liquor stores in B.C. and Alberta, and in tall-boy cans at some private liquor stores in the two provinces.


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