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On behalf of Kiwanis Prince George, we'd like to welcome you to our fourth annual Kiwanis AleFest, Prince George's craft beer tasting festival. A big thanks to all the corporate sponsors, volunteers, breweries, restaurants and peer non-profit groups that made this all possible.

Kiwanis AleFest is a unique opportunity to taste and discover a variety of high quality, specialty and premium craft beers. The event has three goals; 1) raise funds for Kiwanis projects and children charities, 2) increase community pride through a fun signature social event, and 3) promote craft breweries, restaurants, sponsors, and increase tourism in our community. We’re proud to hold this event at the end of January to embrace winter. Our hope is that over time this event grows to become a must-attend winter social in the north that contributes positively to our community spirit.

Our intention is to expose our community to the artisan quality and flavours of what British Columbia has to offer in terms of; smaller batch local craft brewing, delectable tapas creations from local chefs, stimulating live local music and visual arts from local artists. Beyond a showcase of craft beer, proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of BC. For 30 years, they have provided a supportive affordable home for Northern BC families who have children receiving treatment at BC’s Children’s Hospital. Funds will also be set aside for a future Kiwanis legacy capital project to benefit kids in our community.

Thank you for coming today; enjoy the event responsibly and plan for a safe way home.

 

 

CRAFT BEER 101

The term “craft beer” had been a rebranding of what was previously termed “microbrewing”. According to the BC Craft Beer Guild, craft breweries are:

  • 100% independently owned
  • Produce less than 160,000 hectolitres annually (1 hectolitre = 100 litres)
  • High quality with bold flavours
  • BC industry has grown from 35 breweries and brew pubs in 2007 to over 130 in 2017

 

Ales versus Lagers

All beers are made as either ales or lagers. Ales are the older, distinguished, traditional brews of the world, predating lagers by thousands of years, whereas lagers are a relatively modern creation. The type of beer - ale or lager - corresponds to the type of yeast used. Ales are traditionally fermented at warmer temperatures, while lagers are typically fermented at cooler temperatures. The cooler fermentation and aging temperatures used with lager yeast slow down the yeast activity and require a longer maturation time. The cold environment inhibits the production of fruity aromas (called esters) and other fermentation by-products common in ales. Long aging (or lagering) also acts to mellow the beer.

In general ales include more robust-tasting beers, tend to be fruity and aromatic, include more bitter varieties and have a pronounced, complex taste and aroma. With lagers you can generally say they are lighter-tasting beers, tend to be highly carbonated or crisp, tend to be smoother and mellow, with a clean, balanced taste and aroma. One indicator that many look at to determine their beer tasting preference is the IBU (International Bitterness Units) scale, typically found on craft beer bottles and cans. The IBU is a measure of the bitterness provided by the hops. IBUs are measured through the use of a spectrophotometer and solvent extraction. Another scale also found on the products is the ABV level, or the Alcohol by Volume.

 

BARKERVILLE BREWING CO.

Based in Quesnel near the center of the province, the Barkerville Brewing Co. is the craft brewery whose beers tell the story of the historic Cariboo gold rush. The original brewery was built in the 1860s, located in a hotel between the town’s drugstore and Masonic Hall. Almost 150 years later, the Barkerville Brewery has risen again, in a downtown Quesnel building. Stake your claim to our beers and share a taste of the past while making future memories that last.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    185 Davie Street, Quesnel, BC - 778-414-BREW
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Monday-Wednesday 12pm-8pm, Thursday 12pm-9pm, Friday 12pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm-6pm

 

Experimental Red Ale

ABV: 5.2%, IBU: 25

This Experimental Red Ale has been specially crafted just for Kiwanis AleFest 2018, cask beer weekend. Come give it a try and ask us all about it!

 

Prospector’s Pilsner

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 12

This Pilsner’s slow fermentation allows the Noble hops to shine, but not over power the Pilsner malt aroma. A touch of malted rye adds an ever so slight spiciness to the dry finish of this full bodied beer.  So smooth and mild, this beer can be enjoyed with virtually any food pairing, or just shared with friends at the next big game!

 

Paydirt Cascadian Dark Ale

ABV: 7.8%, IBU: 45

This Cascadian Dark Ale has subtle complexities from the aromatic nose, to the roasted finish.

 

Cold Snap Winter Ale

ABV: 5.5%, IBU: 17

This winter ale has a bright nose, with citrus, vanilla, and ginger right off the bat. It’s followed by a sweet and light mouthfeel with just a hint of molasses. It finishes dry with lasting flavour of bitter orange and roasted barley. Spicy and sweet to cure winter blues, but not too sweet to have at least two!

 

CANNERY BREWING

Located amidst the breathtaking scenery of Penticton, our micro-brewery produces individually crafted fine ales and lagers of unmistakable complexity and balance. This flavour is the result of wonderful combinations of premium quality malted grains and carefully chosen Pacific Northwest hops. All of our beers are created with carefully selected and scrutinized ingredients. We use the finest hops and grains and only the finest yeast strains. Our brews are all natural. They contain no preservatives and are not pasteurized. You get a fresh, crisp taste every time.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    198 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC - 250-493-2723
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Monday-Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-9pm

 

Thornless Blackberry Porter

ABV: 6.0%, IBU: 45

**Bronze at 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards, Silver at 2016 BC Beer Awards**

This amazing beer combines the best of all worlds. Five specialty malts and three superior hop varieties have been carefully chosen from the Pacific Northwest, the U.K. and Europe. The addition of all natural pure blackberry provides an exciting complexity to this easy sipping wonder.

 

The Muse Extra Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 35

Her serene blend of Golden Promise malts, California ale yeast, and Simcoe hops flow seamlessly together weaving a path of strength and vitality. The Muse is the heart, the spark, that enchants your mind in such a way you can’t think of anything else but her.

 

Lakeboat Lager

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 20

Cannery Brewing’s LakeBoat Lager is a tribute to the classic combination of Pilsner malt and Saaz hops produces a crisp, clean and refreshing finish.

 

Kindling Breakfast Stout

ABV: 8.0%, IBU: 60

Kindling is a Breakfast Stout and this is the latest beer in our Artisan Creations line. Small beginnings. An even smaller spark. Growing.... glowing, to light the soul, to warm the heart, to strengthen the hand. From small things, great things come.

 

Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red racer)

Joining us at Kiwanis AleFest for the very first year, Central City Brewers & Distillers brings their award winning beer to Prince George. They may have started small, but they’ve always thought big. Starting as a brewpub in downtown Surrey, they saw the potential of what Canadian craft beer could be. And so from a small brewery in the Vancouver suburb, Red Racer craft beer was born. The idea was to create beer that honoured the traditions of the craft, using only the best ingredients. From there, only good things can happen.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    11411 Bridgeview Drive, Surrey, BC V3R 0C2 - 604-588-2337
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Monday – Friday 11am to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 9pm

Red Racer PILS

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 25

**Bronze at 2016 BC Beer Awards**

Brewed in the classic Bavarian tradition, using only the finest two-row barley and hops from the Hallertau region of Germany. This light and golden Pilsner has a distinct hop aroma and flavour with a dry, crisp finish.

 

Red Racer Super Solar IPA

ABV: 6.0%, IBU: 68

It gets its juice from Mosaic and Citra hops. Spicy, citrus notes and an intense aroma defeat gravity itself. And while the hops used were grown on planet Earth, we think this beer is “Out of this world.” Boom!

 

Red Racer IPA

ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 80

This IPA was fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hops, hops and more hops! Race Racer IPA has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the brewmaster’s choice.

 

Red Racer ISA

ABV: 4.0%, IBU: 40

Mosaic hops lend to this light and fruity ale with a good bitterness and malt balance, coupled with refreshing hops aromatics. Red Racer India Session Ale is big on flavour, yet light in alcohol.

 

CROSSROADS BREWING

Opening their doors to the public in early 2017, CrossRoads Brewing has found it’s path in downtown Prince George. Producing quality hand-craft beer with only the finest ingredients, they have become a staple in the downtown food and beverage scene. Led by local owners Daryl Leiski and Bjorn Butow, CrossRoads Brewing has had a busy first year of business. Their bright and welcoming tasting room is a great environment to watch the brewing process, hang out with friends, and relax on the large patio in the summer. Lead in the kitchen by Head Chef Wayne Kitchen, CrossRoads has been rolling out delicious dishes - including pizzas, appetizers, salads and main entrees. You can’t go wrong with a fresh pint and a CrossRoads pizza! Join them for lunch daily for delicious made-fresh in house soups, sandwiches, and salads. Now open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    508 George St, Prince George, BC V2L 1R7
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10pm, Friday 11:30am-12am, Saturday 10am-12am, Sunday 10am-10pm

 

Fast Lane IPA

ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 70

Hops, and more hops. Brewed with Pilsner malt to let the hops play the lead role. This light bodied IPA is deceptively easy to drink.  Aromas and flavors of fresh citrus and tropical fruit dominate.

 

Cloud 9 Witbier Special Edition

ABV: 4.4%, IBU: 12

Our interpretation of the classic Belgian Wit (White) Ale, with a pomegranate twist! Soft and refreshing, this ale is brewed with malted wheat, Pilsner malt and Oats and then delicately spiced with sweet orange peel and coriander.

 

ClearCut Lager

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 20

Traditional German inspired Pilsner style Lager. Light and refreshing, with a delicate malt flavour that is balanced with subtle European hop flavour and aroma.

 

Dark Days Porter

ABV: 6.1%, IBU: 35

A full-bodied porter with a colour dark as our long winter nights. Look for a heavy chocolate and caramel malt character. You may also notice a whisper of smoke from a small addition of Beechwood smoked malt that fades away through the glass. This ale has been conditioned on bourbon soaked cocoa nibs for 3 months, layering on the hearty chocolate tones.

 

Driftwood brewery

Started in 2008 in an old industrial space, Driftwood Brewery took off hitting the ground running. Since then they haven’t looked back, as they brew the beers they love, no gimmicks, no flashy ads; just inspired by lovingly crafted classic beer styles. Their craft beer is rich in flavour and sure to provide great craft beer choices for different foods.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    450 Hillside Ave #102, Victoria, BC - 250.381.2739
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm

 

Arcus Pilsner

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 6

A North German Pilsner style with a pronounced classic Tettnanger hop profile present in aroma and finish. Extended lagering melds the delicate Canadian malt base and noble hop character into a refreshing palate pleasing symphony.

 

Crooked Coast Altbier

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 50

Inspired by the original Alt-style beer of Dusseldorf, the style a vestige of the days before lager yeast was discovered, when ales were what German Brewers produced. A marriage of the aromas of both German noble hops and caramel Munich malt, this quintessential session beer is defined by its delicate malt-hop balance.

 

White Bark Witbier

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 10

This traditional Belgian-style wheat ale is brewed with the addition of freshly-ground coriander and Curacao orange peel. Citrus and floral aromas outshine the hops and dominate the nose of this dry and approachable beer, while the use of raw wheat adds cloudiness and enhances its mouthfeel.

 

Blackstone Porter

ABV: 6.0%, IBU: 20

A drinkable platform to explore dark malt! This beer has ample body to support the flavours of chocolate and coffee derived from dark specialty malts. A surprisingly-quaffable session Porter, and the perfect companion to good conversation when the rain is lashing at the windows.

 

HOYNE BREWING

In the wise words provided by Frank Appleton, a great pioneer of micro-brewing in North America, “Make great beer. The rest will follow;” Hoyne Brewing has done just that. Sean Hoyne and his team began operations in 2011 and have done wonders in just a short time creating wonderful craft beers that are loved by many. Take a ride with Hoyne Brewing, and experience the flavours of their incredible craft beer options.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    101-2740 Bridge Street, Victoria, BC - (250) 590 5758
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Monday-Friday Noon-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm

 

Dark Matter

ABV: 5.3%, IBU: 28

**Bronze at 2016 Canadian Brewery Awards**

Deep inside the Hadron Collider physicists hurtle sub-atomic particles with lightning speed on a collision course with each other. They do so in the pursuit of pure science, in the hope of one day being able to unlock the mystery of the elusive unseen fabric upon which our universe is embroidered: Dark Matter.

 

Hoyner Pilsner

ABV 5.3%, IBU: 30

On the third night, I handed my sweetie a tall slender Pilsner. Perfectly poured. While holding it up and gazing either at it, or through it at me, she said softly, “you are so fine to me.” It was hard to tell if she meant to be heard. “Ambiguity, thy Name is Woman”, I nearly uttered. Whether she was speaking to me, or to the beer, it was merely semantics. The deal was sealed.  I would make it my life’s work to make fine beer.

 

Down Easy Pale Ale

ABV: 5.2%

And in the beginning, word came forth, “Let there be ale, and let it be the colour of barley in the summer sun, and let it paradoxically both quench and create great thirst.” Who are we to disagree? Sit back, take it easy, enjoy the slow ride.

 

Vienna Amber Lager

ABV: 5.3%, IBU: 30

This finely made Vienna amber lager is exquisite in taste, with Noble German Tettnang hops and smooth creamy maltiness.  Perfect for planning your next European trip.

 

Iron Road Brewing

Opened by former Prince George long-time resident Richard Phillips and Jared Tarswell, Iron Road Brewing is what happens when two geologists with a passion for great beer get together and start a craft brewery. They’ve teamed up with award-winning brewer Aaron MacInnis to craft delicious, balanced beer that you’re going to love. They are conveniently located on Camosun Crescent, only blocks away from Thompson Rivers University, where they operate a 60-person taproom where they serve up great food, provide a place to watch the game, or see the brewing process up close and personal.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    980 Camosun Crescent, Kamloops, BC V2C 6G2 - 778-765-8160
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Thursday 12pm-Late, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12pm-9pm

 

Locomotive Lager

ABV: 4.5%, IBU: 30

A classic Czech style lager using Czech Saaz hops and a dash of Munich and Vienna malts. This beer has a strong malt backbone framed by a crisp and refreshing hop character. Brewed with Pilsner, Carafoam, Vienna and Munich Malts. Columbus bittering hops and Saaz finishing hops.

 

East of Everywhere

ABV: 9%, IBU: 15

This Belgian strong ale was brewed using Belgian malt and yeast, as well as molasses, ginger and cardamom. Perfect for the changing seasons.

 

MT BEGBIE BREWING

What do you get when you combine a PhD in Nuclear Physics and a background in Biology? The answer is simple: some really great beer produced by Mt. Begbie Brewing. Bart and Tracey Larson help us to experience the science behind creating craft beer. They won’t leave you hanging, as they encourage you to try a Begbie or two today!

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    521 1st Street, West Revelstoke, BC - 250 837-2756
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Call today to reserve your tour spot.

 

High Country Kolsch

ABV 4.5%, IBU: 10

**Gold at 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards, Silver at 2016 BC Beer Awards**

High Country Kölsch is a pale, mildly hopped beer which originated in Köln, Germany. It is brewed with authentic Kölschbier yeast. It is the yeast combined with a portion of wheat malt that gives this beer it’s unique, delicate characteristic flavour. It is an excellent choice on a hot summer day! Food pairing: A perfect complement to German cuisine, chicken or fish. Gold Medal Winner at the 2011 and 2006 Canadian Brewing Awards and 1st place at the 2012 BC Brewing Awards.

 

Brave Liver Scotch Ale

ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 22

**Bronze at 2017 and 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards**

This smooth Scotch Ale is a full bodied strong Ale also known as a “Wee Heavy”. Scottish Pale Ale malts are artfully crafted to impart hints of oak, scotch and caramel.

 

Nasty Habit IPA

ABV 6.0%, IBU: 41

A generously hopped, unfiltered IPA; balanced by a diabolical blend of rich specialty malts and pure mountain water. A wicked ale that leaves you lusting for more. Food pairing: Great with strong, spicy foods and curries. Gold Medal Winner at the 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards.

 

Red Collar Brewing

Located in downtown Kamloops, with an 80-seat taproom, Red Collar Brewing gets it’s name from their adorable black lab named Goosey who has always worm a red collar. In 1987 David Beardsell found the malt to his hop, and married Annamarie. It’s been an extraordinary journey filled with adventures they could have never predicted, but David is right about one thing, life is better with beer.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    355 Lansdowne St, Kamloops, BC V2C 1X9 – 778-471-0174
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Tuesday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm, Thursday-Friday 3pm-10pm, Saturday 1pm-10pm

 

No Fun Frank’s - Triple Tripel *LIMITED*

ABV: 9.0%, IBU: 70

Brewed without a single smile but a trifecta of hops and fermented with Red Collar’s proprietary Belgian yeast strain. This beer was made with 100% no fun and blends the styles of a Belgian Tripel with a Northwest IPA. Hoppy yet deceptively smooth (so be careful!). This year’s Frank took inspiration from the most popular style of 2017, the Hazy IPA, and has resulted in an almost milkshake like consistency - cloudiness is expected and desired.

 

“Piston 42” Black IPA

ABV: 5.7%, IBU: 55

A style born in the Pacific Northwest, this dark ale combines citrus, pine and spice aromas of American hops with rugged roast malt flavours. Unfiltered, vegan and naturally carbonated.

 

India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.0%, IBU: 78

An IPA that straddles the style guidelines of both the English and the American variety. This amber brew is chalk full of citrus and tropical fruit aromas from the use of Galaxy and Pacific Northwest hops. Bitterness is balanced by caramel malt flavours. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

 

Märzen

ABV: 5.2%, IBU: 28

Crisp and clean Austrian lager, lightly hopped. A medium body with hints of honey and malt sweetness. The style originated in the 16th century and is now most commonly brewed in Salzburg, Vienna and Munich.

 

RED TRUCK BEER COMPANY

Red Truck Beer Company, located in the heart of Brewery Creek, minutes from downtown Vancouver; opened in 2005. They are best known for their fleet of red trucks of various makes and models, which have been seen for years delivering endless shipments of the very precious cargo. The design of the brewery takes itself from the iconic history of breweries in Vancouver, and also houses a fully functional eighty-foot tall water tower right on site.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    295 East 1st Avenue Vancouver, BC - 604-682-4RED
  • Truck Stop Hours:
    Sunday-Wednesday: 11am-10pm, Thursday: 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am-12am

 

Red Truck IPA

ABV: 6.3%, IBU: 69

A bright IPA filled with lovely floral, pine, and citrus aromas and flavours. A soft sweetness followed with a lingering bitterness makes this beer an easy drinking friend suitable for all occasions.

 

Red Truck Ale

ABV: 5.2%, IBU: 28

A blend of premium Belgian malts, plus German and Pacific Northwest hop varieties gives this luscious, copper-hued ale a wonderful complex aroma, a rich depth of flavour, and smooth drinkability.

 

Red Truck Lager

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 16

**Silver at 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards, Gold at 2017 BC Beer Awards**

Made with Canadian Prairie two-row malted barley and hops imported from Germany and the Czech Republic. Red Truck Lager is a beer with world-class credential.

 

Midnight Run Dark Lager

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 23

A clean, crisp lager with a bittersweet and roasted malt flavour.

 

SHERWOOD MOUNTAIN BREWHOUSE

Much like the other Sherwood which most of us are familiar with, this brewery also has a Friar – a Tuck in fact. Friar Tuck is a community-minded individual, has an open and generous spirit that has made him someone that his friends can depend upon. And above all, Friar Tuck is known far and wide for his love of beer.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    #101, 4816 Highway 16 West, Terrace, BC - 250-635-0080
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Sunday-Wednesday 12pm-8pm, Thursday-Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday: 12-8pm

 

Friar House Lager

ABV: 4.7%, IBU: 20

As the masters say, “Brew a beer people will want to drink, otherwise you’ll have lots of beer and no job!” This light, refreshing lager is a perfect blend for those new to craft beer and who are searching for ultimate freshness. Light in colour and with a touch of fresh hops, this session lager will make mainstream beer drinkers appreciate “Fresh Craft Beer” produced locally.

 

Lava Bed Red Ale

ABV: 4.9%. IBU: 20

This dark red ale grabs yours attention with flavors drawn from roasted barley, chocolate malts, barley flakes and Canadian 2-row barley. Golding and Fuggle hops give this ale balance and a subtle bite.

 

Parker’s IPA

ABV: 5.6%, IBU: 50

An English style IPA with a moderate hop bitterness and high hop aroma that is both fruity with a piney and earth fragrance.

 

WinterFest Lager

ABV: 5.8%, IBU: 20

The lager celebrates skiing and winter in the north. Sweet Vienna Malt flavour and a moderate dry finish. Pairs well with powder days and apres nachos.

 

Smithers Brewing Co.

With a planned opening for their brewery in 2018, Smithers Brewing Company will be the newest addition to craft brewery scene in Northern British Columbia. Look to make them a stop on your craft beer journey out west. In collaboration with Wheelhouse Brewing in Prince Rupert, they will be bringing some deliciously crafted brews to AleFest 2018.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    COMING SOON!
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    COMING SOON!

 

Bootlegger Brown Ale

ABV: 4.8%

A dark, malt-forward, auburn ale, brewed in the English tradition. Bold notes of caramel, toffee, and dark chocolate are delicately balanced against floral English hops. The result: A robust ale that cures the winter blues.

 

Flower Power Kettle Sour

ABV: 5.7%

The name says it all! A kettle-soured ale, conditioned on five different types of flowers (hops, hibiscus, rosehips, elderflower, and chamomile). Pouring hazy, effervescent, and fire-engine red, this sour offering from SBC is available in very limited quantities.

 

Session IPA

ABV: 4.3%

 A hoppy light ale, generously dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. Don’t be fooled by it’s low ABV, this ISA packs a hop wallop! Brewed in the New England tradition, it pours hazy, has a softer bitterness than its Northwest relatives, and delivers juicy notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine.

 

STEAMWORKS BREWING

In 1995, when they first took hold of our historic Gastown brewpub location, they discovered that the building had a rare steam heat system. A remnant from forward thinkers of a century past. Their brewmaster had only read of steam powered brewing, but had never seen a functional steam brewery.  They ventured forth, experimented, and created a one-of-a-kind steam generated brewery. The only one in Canada. In 2013 they opened their brewery and taproom in Burnaby, which only intensified their dedication to producing distinct and delicious beers.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    3845 William Street, Burnaby, BC - (604) 620-7250
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Sunday-Wednesday 12pm-10pm, Thursday-Saturday: 12pm-11pm

 

Black Angel IPA

ABV: 7.0%, IBU: 70

**Gold at 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards**

Pours near black with a thick white head.  Massively dry hopped, giving off huge floral, tropical fruit & spicy aromas exciting even the biggest of hop heads.  A healthy dose of caramel malt gives balance and a delicious finish.

 

Heroica Red Ale

ABV: 5.6%, IBU: 40

**Gold at 2017 BC Beer Awards**

A robust Red Ale has beautiful citrus and pine notes that come from our generous additions of Centennial, Citra & Simcoe hops. It is smooth and velvety in the mouth with the toasted malts giving it a medium body with hints of roasted hazelnut, toffee and caramel malt.

 

Steamworks Pale Ale

ABV 5.2%, IBU: 40

This northwest style pale ale combines hints of lightly toasted malts with a beautiful  floral & citrus hop aroma that tingle the senses. Undertones of malt sweetness & a balanced hop bitterness make for a very refreshing  finish.

 

Steamworks Winter Lager

ABV: 5.4%, IBU: 30

This comforting brew pours a deep copper and combines a rich toasted malt flavour with a restrained hop bitterness to create a well balanced, versatile beer. A highly drinkable, yet complex beer with a rich aftertaste that will leave you yearning for another.

 

THREE RANGES BREWING

Three Ranges Brewery set up shop near the watershed of the Fraser and Columbia basins, in the hard working Village of Valemount. From here, one can see the west buttresses of the Rockies, the east slopes of the Monashees and the south faces of the Cariboos. In tribute to this region’s visual splendor and its residents’ pioneering spirit, we aim to brew quality beer that reflects Valemount’s history of trail blazing and perseverance.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    #1160 5th Avenue Valemount, BC - 250-566-0024
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Monday 3pm-8pm, Wednesday-Saturday 3pm-8pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm

 

Sidehill Gouger

Double IPA – ABV: 8.2%, IBU: 98.5

A throwback to the old days of IPA’s with a pronounced bitterness and flavours of pine and resin.

 

Ram’s Head Amber Ale

ABV: 5%, IBU: 34

Dedicated to the men and women of the Rocky Mountain Rangers.  This balanced amber ale has the smooth round flavour of victory malt balanced with the finish of beautiful Northwest hops.

 

Unkindness Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 28

Brewed with Roasted malts and oatmeal to create that creamy dark flavour, there is nothing unkind about this beer.

 

Tail Slap IPA

ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 78

We combine the perfect mixture of malts and hops to give you a drinkable IPA with a bold citrus kick.

 

TRENCH BREWING

The Prince George craft beer scene has a lot to be excited about in 2018. With the upcoming opening of Trench Brewing in early 2018, this will double the opportunity to enjoy locally made craft beer here in Prince George. In collaboration with CrossRoads Brewing, Trench Brewing will be brining four new and exciting craft beer to Kiwanis AleFest. Watch for them to launch not only their craft beer line, but upcoming vodka and gin distillery as well. We’re excited to see what is yet to come with Trench Brewing. Stay tuned!

  • 4 Mile Brewery and Tasting Room:
    COMING SOON!
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    COMING SOON!

 

Fang IPA

ABV: 6.0%, IBU: 45

This NE style IPA has a bright juicy hop aroma with notes of Pineapple, Mango, and Guava supported by a firm but delicate malt sweetness. It Finishes with gentle hop bitterness and a medium body to provide a more drinkable and approachable IPA that still has a lot of flavour.

 

Pine Pass Pale Ale

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 35

A crisp refreshing hop forward Hazy Pale Ale. Moderate bitterness balanced by a clean malt profile giving way to a bright Pine, Citrus and stone fruit hop characteristic.

 

Viking Amber Ale

ABV: 5.5%, IBU: 25

An American style Amber ale with subtle hints of roast malt, graham cracker, and caramel with a slight fruitiness derived from a healthy dose of Pacific North West hops added at the end of the boil.

 

Arctic Pilsner

ABV: 5.5%, IBU: 30

A Czech style Pilsner brewed 100% with Malt and Hops imported from the Czech Republic. This Lager has a full bodied malt profile balanced by floral and spicy Saaz hops finishing with a crisp bitterness.

 

WHEELHOUSE BREWING

We are a little brewery at the end of the road on the left side of British Columbia. Adding to the enjoyment of food and culture in the North Pacific by providing locally produced quality microbrewed beers in Prince Rupert.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    #217 1st Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC - 250-624-BREW
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Thurs-Fri: 4pm-11pm, Sat: 2pm-11pm, Sun: 2pm-6pm

 

Gillnetter Golden Ale

ABV 4.8%, IBU: 20

Crisp, clean and refreshing. Our take on a German Kolsch. This beer is lagered at cold temperatures in order to produce a bright, sharp beer. Medium body with a pale colour. The yeast provides hints of pear. Easy drinking, thirst quenching, perfect for fishing. Food pairing with Salmon, Halibut, and Sushi. Year-round availability.

 

Kilty Pleasure Scottish Ale

ABV 5.8%, IBU: 25

Typical of the Scottish Export style this beer has dark copper colour and a clean, malty, dry finish. An extended boil of the first runnings results in caramelization of the wort. A delicious brew - Caramel and plaid - together at last.

 

Benthic India Black Ale

ABV 7.0%, IBU: 70

Benthic : definition: “of, relating to, or occurring in the depths of the ocean”  - Explore this India Black Ale brewed as dark as the bottom of the ocean.  Dramatically hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo.  Who knows what you’ll find in the darkness.

 

Wild IPA

ABV: 6.8%

Pairing big hop flavour with a wild yeast strain results in a tart, tropical fruit juice treat.  Citra, Galaxy and Idaho 7 hops were added in staggering amounts to produce big hop flavour and restrained bitterness.