Program

On behalf of Kiwanis Prince George, we'd like to welcome you to our third 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 the businesses of participating breweries, restaurants, sponsors and increase tourism in our community. Our intention is also 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 and celebration of craft beer, proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of BC. For 30 years, Ronald McDonald House has provided a supportive affordable home for Northern BC families who have children receiving treatment next door at BC's Children's Hospital.

Plan ahead and arrange for a safe way home after the event. Take a taxi, public transit or call a friend or family member for a ride home. Or treat yourself and stay overnight at one of the downtown hotels - we recommend the Ramada Hotel. Kiwanis AleFest will be providing Safe Way Home shuttle bus services after the event. They will be available outside the gallery on a first-come, first-serve basis; beginning 30 minutes prior to the end of each tasting session.

Thank you again for coming today and please enjoy the event.

 

 

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.

 

4 MILE BREWPUB/TRENCH BREWING

Trench Brewing is a new craft brewery targeting to open in Prince George in the second half of 2017. They’ve collaborated with 4 Mile Brewing of Victoria to brew their debut beer – a pale ale - and have brought up a couple of 4 Mile’s unique beers to Prince George. 4 Mile has a storied history dates back to 1858 when it operated as a roadhouse, and is now among the oldest buildings in the Victoria area. In 2014, the former pub expanded into a full scale 2,500 square-foot brew pub.

  • 4 Mile Brewery and Tasting Room:
    199 Island Highway, Victoria, B.C. - 250-479-3346
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    11am-11pm, 7 days a week!

 

Pine Pass Pale Ale

IBU: 31, ABV: 5.0%

This Trench Brewing beer is a well balanced blend of 4 different malts give this beer a rich golden colour and toasted sweetness, while late-kettle hop additions add notes of citrus and earth. Dry-hopped with Ahtanum to bring a light floral and honey-like aroma.

 

Grapefruit IPA

IBU: 70, ABV: 6.0%

This isn’t JUST your classic IPA chock full of hop aromas with a solid bitter backbone to linger on the palate. The addition of bittersweet grapefruit begins to blend seamlessly with the tropical and citrus fruit notes from the aggressive dry-hopping techniques. A refreshing take on the ever-popular style.

 

Tangerine Dream

IBU: 30, ABV: 4.25%

Exactly what the name says. Tangerine aromas drip from the glass like nectar from tree ripened fruit. This summer wheat beer is orange in colour and even more orange in flavour. The sweet juiciness is balanced by soft malt that lingers in the background.

 

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:
    Tuesday-Thursday Noon-6pm, Friday Noon-8pm, Saturday 11am-6pm

 

Demimondaine Dunkelweizen

IBU: 12, ABV: 5.2%

This genuine German dark wheat beer combines the best yeast and wheat character of a Hefeweizen with the malty richness of a Munich dunkel. Moderate clove on the nose and palate is balanced nicely with soft vanilla and a hint of banana. Sweet and biscuity Munich malt smoothes out the slight tartness.  Highly carbonated, this amazingly refreshing beer finishes crisp and medium dry.

 

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!

 

Prospectors Pilsner

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 12

This crisp, refreshing beer is brewed to be on the lighter side, and the perfect beverage to enjoy after a long day. The beer has a malt forward flavour, with a touch of citrus and hop character that leaves a residual sweetness behind on the palate.

 

Sternwheeler Scotch Ale

ABV: 7.7%, IBU: 19

A lightly bittered Scottish ale with a sweet and rich caramel finish, Sternwheeler is built to conquer the roughest waters. It has an incredibly smooth creamy taste, with a nearly non-existent flavour, that leaves a tame peat note in place of a typical hop pucker end sit.

 

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:
    Sunday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm

 

Lakeboat Lager

IBU 18, ABV 5.0%

This Lager is a tribute to the S.S. Sicamous, a unique historical landmark in Penticton. Operational from 1914 until 1935, today it is the largest of four steam-driven stern wheeled lake vessels that have been restored in Canada. The mellow malts and exciting hops of this lager are carefully balanced to produce a crisp, clean, refreshing finish. Food pairing with seafood and chicken. Year-round availability.

 

Trellis IPA

IBU: 65, ABV: 5.0%

This drinkable IPA uses several varieties of hops to keep you wanting more but also keep you standing. The great hop flavour and aroma are balanced by biscuity malt sweetness. This combination is the true IPA lover’s dream. Sessionable without compromising complexity.

 

Maple Stout

IBU: 42, ABV: 5.5%

The addition of natural maple brings this premium stout a softer, smoother mouth feel and adds a touch of sweetness to balance the dark rich malts. It is a truly Canadian version of an old British classic.

 

Kindling Breakfast Stout

IBU: 60, ABV: 8.0%

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. Kindling is brewed with Red Beard Coffee, bittersweet chocolate and oats.

 

CROSSROADS BREWING

CrossRoads announcing plans a year ago to open Prince George’s first craft brewery in a long vacant building on historic George Street. Since then, the local owners have had tremendous support and encouragement from the community. This past fall they hired established BC head brewer Patrick Moore to help them set-up the brewery. Patrick most recently led brewing at Howe Sound Brewing and R&B Brewing, but also previously worked at a number of BC breweries and pubs.  They also purchased their brewing equipment locally, snapping up Central City Brewers & Distillers (Surrey) former brewhouse made by Newlands (Abbotsford), and had tanks built by Interior Stainless (Summerland). Renovations continue, with plans to open very soon. We can’t wait!

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    508 George St, Prince George, BC V2L 1R7
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Opening soon, planned to be Sunday to Thursday - 11am-9pm, and Friday to Saturday - 11am-11pm

 

Cutbanks Pale Ale

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 38

A classic North West Pale ale – dry hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. Orange – gold in colour with aromas of citrus, candied orange and pine.

 

George Street Brown Ale

ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 25

Dark auburn in colour – aromas and flavours of toffee, chocolate and biscuity malt. Full of flavour but infinitely drinkable.

 

Iron Bridge Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 4.7%, IBU: 25

Classic Oatmeal Stout – Intense black colour – Chocolate and coffee dominate – oatmeal adds body and silky smoothness to this rich ale.

 

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:
    Tuesday through Saturday, 11-6pm

 

White Bark Witbier

IBU: 8, ABV 5.0%

This traditional Belgian-style wheat ale is brewed with the addition of freshly ground coriander and curacao orange peel. Hops are outshone by the wonderful floral aromas that dominate the nose of this dry and quaffable beer. Food Pairings: Duck, goose, pork. Thai curry, Indian curry. Sweet potatoes, carrots, ginger, bell peppers.

 

Farmhand Saison

ABV 5.0%

Our interpretation of this Southern-Belgian farmhouse ale employs a long-grain bill and the addition of freshly-ground black pepper to the Brew Kettle. We use the versatile Ardennes yeast from Belgium, adding notes of bubblegum, banana and cloves to this Saison’s sturdy malt backbone. A smell of wheat, light hops, coriander and a touch of yeast makes a light, smooth and delicious aroma to look forward to.

 

Entangled Hopfenweisse

ABV 7.0%

A fusion of delicate clove and banana ester aromas, produced by Munich Hefeweizen yeast, entwined with Mosaic hop driven flavours of tropical fruit. Notes of guava, pineapple and mango are bolstered by a chewy malt body and cut through with effervescent carbonation.

 

New Growth Pale Ale

ABV 5.0%

New Growth Pale Ale celebrates the return of locally-crafted beer brewed with regionally-harvested ingredients. Driftwood Brewery and Sartori Cedar Ranch have combined their savvy to craft this unquestionably British Columbian pale ale. Sartori’s Centennial and Newport hops shine through in this refreshing session beer.

 

GRANVILLE ISLAND BREWING

In 1984, we opened hearts and minds to a whole new beer drinking experience. Driven by a firm belief that the West was ready for a premium, natural, unpasteurized beer, Granville Island Brewing introduced locals to our now famous Island Lager. And it wasn’t long before we were adding more new and unique, West Coast inspired craft beers to our lineup.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC - 604-687-BREW
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm

 

English Bay Pale Ale

IBU: 18, ABV 5.0%

Our classic pale ale is a tribute to the laid-back shores of English Bay. Skillfully balanced like the iconic inuksuk, with malt-forward caramel flavours and rich copper hues. Caramel malt flavour and light hop bitterness, balanced with a dry roasted finish. Perfect pairing: Tenderloin or beef burgers. Caramel malt flavours pair up well with grilled meats.

 

Lions Winter Ale

IBU: 22, ABV 5.5%

This ale is as bold as the mighty lions that overlook the coast. With robust notes of cocoa, caramel and vanilla, it’s the ultimate winter warmer. Complex layers of vanilla, bready malts, toffee, cocoa bean and a slight nuttiness. Moderate hop bitterness gives balance so that sweeter flavours do not overwhelm. Food pairing with sweeter full-flavoured foods and cream-based sauces. Clam chowder and bacon. Seasonal availability. Award: Silver Winner, 2011 World Beer Championships

 

Small Batch Mocha Porter

IBU: 25, ABV 6.0%

JJ Bean coffee meets rich cocoa nibs in our tasty Mocha Porter. Accompanied by subtle caramel notes, this cozy fireside brew serves up a slightly roasted bitter finish.

 

Small Batch Scottish Ale

IBU: 20, ABV 6.5%

This Scottish Ale will just be released to the public on January 23rd, bring a fresh copper-coloured flavour described as featuring rich roasted malts and smooth caramel notes.

 

HOWE SOUND BREWING

Howe Sound Brewing opened 1996, with history in the craft beer industry, having John Mitchell – identified by many as the grandfather of the craft brewing industry – as part of the team that formed it’s foundation. This Squamish Valley brewery was created deep within a region of rich hop farming history, which originally supplied hops for the British Empire.

  • Brewery and Tasting Room:
    37801 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC - 1-778-654-3358
  • Growler Fills and Tasting Hours:
    Monday-Thursday 11am-12am, Friday 11am-1:00am, Saturday 8am-1:00am, Sunday 8am-12am

 

Devil’s Elbow IPA

IBU: 68, ABV 6.0%

Named for the dramatic grade 4 Devil’s Elbow rapid on the Elaho River, north of Squamish, BC; this English IPA is heavily hopped, yet has a deliciously balanced malt profile.

 

Sky Pilot Northwest Pale Ale

IBU: 30, ABV 5.0%

A hoppy American Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with Sea to Sky Gondola is a refreshing, golden pale ale with an assertive hop aroma. Brewed with Canadian two row malt, specialty malts and a blend of Cascade, Centennial and Summit hops, premium Squamish water and American Ale yeast. A delicious modern classic.

 

Pot Hole Filler Imperial Stout

IBU: 60, ABV 9.0%

A deep intense malt flavour – think coffee, chocolate, dark fruit with incredible depth and complexity.

The roasted malts have a slight burnt flavour to them and the molasses gives a deep and complex sweetness to the stout. Close to the finish of the beer a hop bitterness comes into play along side a cocoa flavour. These two bitter notes don’t go over the top but leave a strong and layered finish.

 

Howe Sound Lager

IBU: 18, ABV 5.5%

A pale, golden lager, brewed in the Dortmunder style. It is balanced between sweet malt and dry hop flavours. The lager has a clean, dry finish with some mild fruitiness.

 

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

IBU: 28, ABV 5.3%

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

IBU: 30, ABV 5.3%

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.

 

Helios

ABV: 6.0%

In the tradition of the robust beers of the Ruhr district, this export golden lager is malt forward and moderately hopped. The big malt notes and a honey-like sweetness make an aroma the forecasts a delicious and sessionable beer. The flavour is of a big lager with strong, earthy malts along side a mid-level sweetness.

 

Appleton ESB

ABV: 5.2%

A light aroma of toasted malt, caramel and english style hops makes for a lights and sessionable yet flavourful smelling brew. The beer has a mid body and a taste that is a great balance of flavour intensity and sessionability. First up comes the toasted malt tones that have a caramel like (mild) sweetness and a lightly, almost burnt tinge to it. This builds into a combination of malt and hop bitterness tones on the finish. The lightly sweet, toasted malt notes linger at the front of the mouth while at the back a bitterness remains long after the beer is gone.

 

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.

 

Nasty Habit IPA

IBU: 41, ABV 6.0%

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.

 

High Country Kolsch

IBU:10, ABV 4.5%

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.

 

Stoked Winter Ale

IBU: 20, ABV 6.0%

“Stoked” - the perfect world to describe the winter vibe in Revelstoke. Warm up this mildly spiced, rich winter ale. It is brewed with cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa, resulting in a mildly spiced, rich winter ale.

 

PACIFIC WESTERN BREWING

Canada’s longest running, British Columbian-owned brewery was established in 1957 on a fresh water spring in Prince George, BC. Originally named Caribou Brewing, Pacific Western Brewing Company (PWB) has had seven owners over it’s storied past and achieved many milestones. Including, being the first Canadian brewer to export to mainland China in 1991 and then to Russia in 1996. Along the way these achievements have shaped the BC beer backbone for over fifty years.

  • Brewery:
    641 N Nechako Rd., Prince George BC - (250) 562-2424

 

Schwarzbock

IBU: 29, ABV 8.0%

Pacific Schwarzbock is brewed with just enough black malts to give the beer its deep black color without tasting burned. In fact, to the contrary, Pacific Schwarzbock has a nice velvety body with lots of warm mouth feel. The black malts come through just enough to provide a subtle hint of coffee notes.

 

Pacific Pilsner

IBU: 18, ABV 5.0%

Our flagship beer has a classic taste that is beyond refreshing… crisp, clean, no aftertaste and dry in character like European style beers. Our Pils features the tart, delicate flavour of quality German Hallertau hops perfectly balanced with soft malt notes to produce a refreshing sensation on the tongue. With just a hint of citrus, it is a classic, clear, thirst-quenching brew. Perfect with fish or shellfish including a West Coast favorite – sushi.

 

Cariboo Springs Lager

IBU: N/A, ABV 5.0%

Brewed using two row pale malt from Gambrinus Malting in Armstrong; Nugget, Mount Hood and Cascade hops from Chilliwack Hop Farms in Chilliwack; and pure British Columbia spring water.

 

Cariboo Blonde

IBU: N/A, ABV 5.5%

Now in a new can! This easy drinking, summer lager that is white gold in color with a crisp, light malt finish. Crafted to purity law standards this natural blonde the smartest Blonde you’ll ever find.

 

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

IBU: 69, ABV 6.3%

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

IBU: 28, ABV 5.2%

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

IBU: 16, ABV 5.0%

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.

 

Red Truck Red Pilsner

IBU: 30, ABV 5.0%

An amber twist on the Czech Pilsner tradition, the Red Pilsner is brewed with Czech pilsner yeast and a unique combination of malted wheat and black malt to bring toasted flavours and a distinctive red hue.

 

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 - Saturday: 12-8pm

 

Seven Sisters Stout

IBU: 25, ABV 5.7%

A dark ale with a distinct roasted character and hints of chocolate and malted barley provides a light bittering taste, with a dry finish. The belgian yeast used for fermentation provides a unique flavor profile for this stout that is best enjoyed in glass while viewing the majestic Seven Sisters Mountain Range east of Terrace!

 

Skeena Sunshine Saison

IBU: 16, ABV 6.3%

A refreshing Belgian styled ale that is light in color, extraordinarily dry and fruity. This highly carbonated fruity ale is gaining popularity for the northern folks but in particular the ladies who tend to enjoy the unique flavor that reminds them of a fruity white wine.

 

Coast Mountain Pilsner

IBU: 53, ABV 5.2%

Inspired by European travel and a visiting brewmaster, this light bodied pilsner has focused bitterness and crisp finish with lingering hops.

 

Munich Lager

IBU: 12, ABV 5.1%

Rich Munich Malt Sweetness, like bread crusts. Dark brown in colour. A classic brown lager characterized by the depth and complexity of the Munich Malts.

 

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:
    Sun-Mon: 12-8pm, Tues-Wed: 12-10pm, Thurs-Sat: 12-11pm

 

Steamworks Flagship IPA

IBU: 65, ABV 6.7%

This Northeast style IPA is generously hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy & Citra and pours cloudy with an intense juicy, tropical fruit aroma that gives way to a balanced bitterness. Steamworks Flagship IPA is a confident and powerful brew perfect for discerning hop-heads and casual drinkers alike. This Flagship IPA recently picked up Gold for North American IPA as well as Best in Show from the 2016 BC Beer Awards.

 

Steamworks Pale Ale

IBU: 40, ABV 5.2%

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 Kolsch

IBU: 20, ABV 4.8%

Kölsch-Style Ale is fermented like an ale but matured like a lager, it goes down very easy, dry with a low but balanced bitterness and a light to medium body with a very delicate flavour. Our Kölsch has a clean, malty, chardonnay-like aroma with a dry, refreshing finish.

 

Steamworks Heroica Red Ale

IBU: 40, ABV 5.6%

This Gold Medal award winning, 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 flavours.

 

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:
    Wednesday-Saturday 3pm-8pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm

 

Alpinist Amber Lager

IBU: 27, ABV: 5.0%

A crisp, balanced Amber lager with floral notes in the aroma.

 

Acheron’s Breath Imperial Red Ale

IBU: 35, ABV: 7.5%

A medium bodied, red ale with smooth malt sweetness and a light hoppy aroma.

 

Snowdance Porter

IBU: 29, ABV: 7.0%

The weather turns colder and the fall rains begin.  The chill of winter starts to set in.  That is when our thoughts turn to the joy of snow. A full on blast of chocolatey malt and the slightest hint of hops bitterness – this baltic porter will keep you warm as you wile your toes doing a little snow dance in your parka.

 

Derailed Pale Ale

IBU: 35, ABV: 5.0%

Just as you’re picking up steam, a piece of paper can fly in the door and knock the track out from under you.  Silly, eh?  Not to be taken off course, we present the Derailed Pale Ale – the same great beer as Mile *50-1 with a new name.  A wonderfully hoppy pale ale with no more bitterness than before and the same beautiful aroma.  (*Do the math, because it’s the number we can’t legally use)

 

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

IBU: 20, ABV 4.8%

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.

 

Flagship Pale Ale

IBU: 40, ABV 5.3%

Our West Coast pale ale is for the hop heads! Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops are featured in this Pale Ale.  These hops give this Pale Ale pungent tropical fruit and citrus flavor and aroma. This hop flavor is balanced with a malt backbone consisting of 5 different malts that provide a toasty flavor and amber colour to the beer. Food pairing with curries and burgers. Year-round availability.

 

Kilty Pleasure Scottish Ale

IBU: 25, ABV 5.8%

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

IBU: 70, ABV 7.0%

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.