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Main St. Brewing ‘Starlight’ Pilsner, Canucks Autism Network Fundraiser On April 3

Main St. Brewing is marking Autism Awareness Month this April by brewing a limited-edition ‘Starlight’ Alsatian Pilsner and hosting a gala fundraiser to raise funds for and awareness of the Canucks Autism Network at the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood brewery (261 East 7th Avenue) on Monday, April 3.

Main St. Brewing 'Starlight' Pilsner, Canucks Autism Network Fundraiser On April 3

Taking place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 3, the fundraiser will mark the official release of Starlight and feature door prizes and a silent auction with items that include top-tier items and gift certificates generously donated by local businesses like Helijet, Mark Anthony Wines, AJ’s Brooklyn Pizzeria, the BC Ale Trail, and many more.

A limited number of tickets to the event are available on Eventbrite with entrance by donation and all proceeds being donated to the Canucks Autism Network (CAN). CAN’s mission is to provide programs for children, youth, and adults on the autism spectrum while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across BC.

The inspiration for the beer and fundraiser was provided by 13-year-old Luke Mackie, who envisioned and drew the initial design for the label. Luke is the son of Main St. Brewing Co-Owner Cameron Forsyth’s partner Heather Mackie and among the estimated one in 29 children in BC on the autism spectrum.

Starlight Alsatian Pilsner is brewed with a specialty malt bill of French pilsner and North American corn, Czech lager yeast, and Alsatian Strisselspalt and Triskel hops, resulting in a crisp, easy drinking pilsner with characteristics of lemongrass, melon, and chamomile.

Partial proceeds from the sale of each can and a pint of Starlight sold at Main St., select BC liquor stores and private outlets and participating bars and restaurants will be donated directly to the Canucks Autism Network.


A limited number of tickets to the Starlight fundraiser in support of the Canucks Autism Network are available at

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