Tim Jones "Shredder" beer to help North Shore Rescue

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      A North Vancouver craft brewery has partnered with North Shore Rescue to create a special beer that honours the late Tim Jones.

      Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers will release the “Shredder” Golden Ale on November 15, and all proceeds from the beer will be donated to the Tim Jones Legacy Fund.

      The heroic leader of the mountain search and rescue organization died following sudden cardiac arrest on Mount Seymour on January 19, 2014. The beer’s name pays tribute to a nickname that Jones was given by his coworkers, friends, and family.

      “He was given the nickname Shredder due not only to his love of backcountry skiing but for the infamous ‘shredding’ motivational tactics that he used on his North Shore Rescue team to inspire the highest level of performance and success,” states a news release.

      The beer is described to have biscuit and honeysuckle notes, and herbal hoppiness.  

      “The Shredder Golden Ale was designed to be a beer Tim would have enjoyed with his family, friends, and husky after a call well done,” the statement continues. “Refreshing and sessionable, this honey coloured ale is best enjoyed while appreciating all that the North Shore has to offer.”

      During his 25 years of volunteer service with NSR, Jones was involved in more than 1,400 rescue operations. In addition, Jones worked full-time as a paramedic in Metro Vancouver. So far, the Tim Jones Legacy Fund has raised nearly $250,000 for NSR.