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The Beer is Here – Hopscotch Vancouver is Just Around the Corner!

Hopscotch Vancouver 2013Hopscotch 2013 is almost here. Starting November 11th and running through the 17th is the largest beer and liquor festival to come to BC – Hopscotch. The week-long event’s main attraction is the Grand Tasting Hall being held at the PNE on November 15th and 16th. At this event there are literally hundreds of options for tasting including some of BC’s Canada’s and the world’s best beer and scotch.

Here is a list of the confirmed beer that will be available at the festival this year. Get your tickets now before they sell out.

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BC Brewed Beers

Big Surf Beer Company
Honey Brown Lager
Big Surf Honey Brown Lager is a perfectly balanced, clean, craft brewed lager. The excellent taste profile starts with our popular Laid Back Lager and is mildly sweetened and darkened with the natural flavors of honey. The end result is an amber lager with a not too sweet aroma that is crisp on the pallet and still retains a light profile.

Big Surf Beer Company
Laid Back Lager
Big Surf Beer Co. “Laid Back Lager” is craft brewed in small batches by our Austrian brewmaster in Kelowna, B.C. Using choice European hops and the finest Canadian malt, this premium beer is a well balanced, smooth tasting product at a great price! Available in 6 pack cans 5% alc./vol. GLS Price: $7.99 SKU#180448 —

Black Kettle Brewing Co.
Black Kettle Brewing IPA
This ale is brewed with centennial cascade and willamette hops giving it an intense citrus aroma and crisp finish.

Black Kettle Brewing Co.
Black Kettle Pale Ale
ThIs ale is brewed with healthy amounts of cascade hops both during and after the boil for its fragrant and spicy finish.

Central City Brewers + Distillers
Red Racer ESB
The use of crystal malt lends to this beer’s flavour and colour profile. Packed with hops from the North West, this is our take on the classic English bitter. Multi-award winning including reigning World Cup Champion in the Extra Special Bitter Category at the 2012 World Beer Cup. Alc. %/vol: 5.6% IBU: 58

Central City Brewers + Distillers
Red Racer Imperial IPA
Dry hopped with whole leaf hops from the Yakima Valley, combined with Maris Otter English barley, which is floor-malted in an age old tradition. A long maturation ensures plenty of flavour, with strong aromatics of grapefruit, tangerine and mango. Three time Gold Medal Champion at the Canadian Brewing Awards. Alc. %/vol:9.0% IBU: 90

Central City Brewers + Distillers
Red Racer Pale Ale
Hand-crafted using floor-malted Maris Otter barley from England and hops from Washington’s Yakima valley. This big bold pale ale has a citrus aroma and a full malt body giving it a distinctive character designed to inspire the beer connoisseur in all of us. Alc. %/vol: 5% IBU: 50

Central City Brewers + Distillers
Red Racer Pilsner
Red Racer Pilsner is 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. ALC. %/VOL: 5% IBU: 30

Coal Harbour Brewing Co.
311 Helles Lager
A genuine, Munich style pale lager. Brewed with care and aged appropriately to provide a mellow and refreshing drinking experience that pairs well with any occasion.

Coal Harbour Brewing Co.
Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale
This strong yet smooth ale features a combination of German Rauch malts and Scottish Peated malts along with chocolate and crystal malts. The result is a pronounced and intriguing smokiness with a thick malty body. Not for the faint of heart!

Dead Frog Brewery
The Bold Belgian Pale Ale
An unfiltered Pale Ale that combines the fruit flavour and spices of tradtional Belgian Pale Ales & the complex malt base of North American Pale Ales to create a unique new world take on an old world brew.

Dead Frog Brewery
The Classic Nut Brown Ale
A full bodied, polished, surprisingly refreshing dark ale with a wealth of taste sensations roused by roasted malts with hints of chocolate and espresso flavours.
Dead Frog Brewery

The Fearless IPA
A hop forward India Pale Ale crafted with premium malts and hops from around the world. Zythos and Galaxy hops combine to provide a tropical fruit aroma while Cascade and Columbus provide a citrus-like bitter finish.

Dead Frog Brewery
The Festive Winter Saison
A deep amber saison with a slightly sweet malt profile and hints of fruit & spice to celebrate the season. Franco-Belgian malts provide a rich malt base that is accentuated by a warm finish with a hint of festive spices & sweetness.

Dead Frog Brewery
The Winter Beeracle
A warm, deep mahogany ale with rich, complex malt flavours and a sweetness to compliment the season. The warmth of the beer is punctuated by deep malt flavours from chocolate malts, a hint of vanilla in the aroma and flavour, and a dry citrus finish. All the flavours come together to create a rich, delicious winter ale.

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers
Loud Mouth Pale Ale
It can be argued that nothing is quite as satisfying as a well balanced Pale Ale. With its rounded, toffee & caramel malts combined with satisfyingly bold & juicy hops, this pale ale achieves the perfect blend of classic English & progressive West Coast styles.Using only the best Pacific North West Hops & roasted malts to hit 56 IBU’s, this is a rich & satisfying 5.5% pale

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers
Pale Ale Brandy
Made from our Loud Mouth Pale Ale, this is a barrel aged beer based Brandy. With rich notes of caramel and biscuit on the nose and palate, it displays subtle hints of the hops left over from the beer. A unique spirit that can be enjoyed straight, like a whiskey, or used in prohibition style cocktails. 40%Alc/Vol

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers
Quick Wit Wheat Ale
Designed to be a smooth and refreshing sip of summer at anytime of the year, this Belgian wit is a perfect blend of fresh spices and lively fruit flavours. Orange peel and fresh ground coriander are used to create this easy drinking 5% alc/vol. Quick Wit Wheat Ale.

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers
Wise Crack West Coast Lager
Inspired by the history of the pre-prohibition style lagers brewed south of the boarder, we have designed a crisp, flavourful beer with a firm malty base and hoppy citrus notes. Weighing in with 48 IBU’s and 5.4% Alco/vol this is a bold and drinkable lager.

Four Winds Brewing Company Ltd
Four Winds IPA
Four Winds IPA A bitter beer for the sweetest coast, our West Coast IPA hits major-­‐key notes of citrus and flower, but finishes with a mellowing, hoppy flourish. Smooth and spirited at the same time? Only on the West Coast. 7% alc. 70 IBU

Four Winds Brewing Company Ltd
Four Winds Pale Ale
Four Winds Pale Ale Our American-­‐style pale ale is a tribute to the origins of craft-­‐brewed beer. A dynamic duo of Cascade and Centennial hops combine for a refreshingly bitter ale, varied with the subtle maltiness that gives way to a clean, brisk finish. 5.2% alc. 38 IBU

Four Winds Brewing Company Ltd
Four Winds Pilsner
Four Winds Pilsner New World flavours infuse this traditional Czech-­‐style Pilsner. Bittered with timeless Bohemian Saaz and finished with a heavy measure of New Zealand Motueka, this Pilsner is dry-­‐hopped for a lively citrus lift. 4.8% alc. 38 IBU

Four Winds Brewing Company Ltd
Four Winds Saison
Four Winds Saison We’ve reincarnated a Belgian standard. Brewed with aromatic Noble hops, we finish our Saison with Pacific Northwest Cascade hops for nuanced notes of flower and spice, and ferment it hot for a fruity ester profile. 6.5% alc. 32 IBU

GIB Black Notebook Series Barley Wine
The typical Barley Wine may find its origins in English Ale, but there’s nothing typical about this special brew. Aged in bourbon barrels, you’ll find strong caramel malt character, vanilla and oak flavours with a healthy dose of Pacific Northwest hops. Plus, the high alcohol percentage allows it to be aged for up to five years.

GIB Black Notebook Series Burly Goat Weizenbock
This jacked up beast of a wheat ale is wildly untamed. Full-bodied, full-flavoured and loaded with full-fledged badassery. It has unruly strength and rebellious flavours of caramel, banana, clove and a brawny dose of dark wheat. Pair with a delicious smoked ham or tender roast pork.

GIB Lions Winter Ale
The robust flavour of this West Coast inspired winter warmer mingles premium caramel malts with hints of vanilla and aromatic specialty hops that provide a balance so that sweeter flavours do not overwhelm. Pair this dark and delicious cold weather classic with comfort foods, friends and fireplaces.

Howe Sound Brewing Co.
Bay Amber Ale
In 1982 John Mitchell brought us Canada`s first craft beer since Prohibition, Bay Ale, an English ale introduced at the Troller Pub in Horseshoe Bay to sell-out success. Bay Ale is a smooth, flavourful amber ale with a well-developed hop aroma. Brewed with Fuggles and Nugget hops, Canadian barley malt, West Coast water and London ale yeast.

Howe Sound Brewing Co.
Father John’s Winter Ale
A rich, malty seasonal ale brewed every fall for the winter months, this ale is made with four different malts, Nugget & Hallertau hops, and a complex blend of spices including ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, molasses, honey & yellow sugar. It is named for John Mitchell, Howe Sound’s original brewer.

Howe Sound Brewing Co.
Hopraiser India Pale Ale
A delicious and aromatic IPA made for beer fans who love the taste and flavour of big-time hops. Brewed with Pale, Munich and Wheat malts and a gigantic amount of Pacific Northwest hops, HopRaiser delivers a pack of hop aroma and flavour through a variety of hop-bursting and dry hopping techniques. HopRaiser is an old term for the Squamish Valley Hop Raising Company.

Howe Sound Brewing Co.
Pothole Filler Imperial Stout
This beer is a strong, dark ale, brewed with 6 malts and blackstrap molasses. It is a thick beer, with an intense roasted barley flavour, with notes of chocolate and licorice. Great for those cold, stormy winter nights. North American Silver 2010 – Imperial Stout

Howe Sound Brewing Co.
Woolly Bugger Barley Wine
A rich, malty barley wine-style ale, with an intense the depth of flavour. Named for the Woolly Bugger wet fly, one of the most effective and widely used patterns in fly fishing. Brewed with pale, crystal, cara, chocolate and special B malts, Nugget, Fuggles and Golding hops, water and ale yeast.

Mission Springs Brewing Company
Cherry Bomb Belgian Style Pale Ale
Our Cherry Bomb is influenced through a combination of oak barrel fermentation and a special Belgian Saison yeast strain and of course, fermented on real cherries. This unique and delicious beer is influenced by the ales of Belgian and exceptionally drinkable.

Mission Springs Brewing Company
Our newest edition to our IPA line-up has tropical juicy characteristics with long lasting piney and citrus flavours. West coast IPA all the way!

Mission Springs Brewing Company
Scotch Ale
Our Scottish Ale pours dark ruby/brown with a tawny head that lasts and lasts. At 8% ABV, this Wee Heavy ale is chalked full of toffee-caramels and smokey-leathery undertones. Hints of tobacco, burnt sugar and roasted malts can be found throughout. Drinks incredibly smooth with just enough hop presence to provide a wonderfully balanced ale.

Okanagan Spring
Okangan Spring 1516 Bavarian Lager
Our Bavarian Lager is craft-brewed to celebrate the landmark 1516 Purity Law. The decree states that only four ingredients can be used when making beer: barley, hops, yeast and water. The result is a lager with a crisp finish and a rich golden colour.

Okanagan Spring Brewery
Okanagan Spring Brewmaster’s Black Lager
A distinctive blend of roasted dark and chocolate malts with a crisp lager taste. This unique style of beer was introduced for all those who love their beer a little darker and a little bolder. Rich in colour & flavour, our Brewmaster’s Black Lager finishes crisp and clean.

Okanagan Spring Brewery
Okanagan Spring Mild Winter Ale
Well-balanced and subtle, our Mild Ale just the right amount of flavour. This beer is smooth enough to brighten up the longest and darkest of seasons.

Okanagan Spring Brewery
Okanagan Spring Pale Ale
Brewed by Okanagan Spring in 1989, this is BC’s original and favourite Pale Ale. Clear and copper coloured, it is fruity on the palate and hearty in hops with a nice, round finish. We are honoured that Pale Ale continues to be BC’s most popular craft brew.

Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Gyspy Tears Ruby Ale
A ruby red coloured ale with a rich caramel malt flavour and a burst of West Coast hop aroma. Using only late hop additions and dry-hopping, the bitterness is restrained while the hop flavour and aroma are large.

Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Hoparazzi India Pale LAGER
Inspired by the West Coast IPAs, this pale gold lager is loaded with Pacific West Coast hops with a touch of crystal malt. This beer is fermented cool to keep the beer crisp and refreshing as well as dry-hopped to increase the citrusy hop aroma.

Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Old Boy Classic Ale
Rich malt flavours of caramel, toffee and light chocolate. This ale is an ode to the pub beers of England. Well balanced flavours of malts and hops make this beer a classic.

Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Salty Scot – Sea Salted Caramel Scotch Ale
Building upon a Scottish “Wee Heavy”, this unique beer was developed to provide a strong caramel malt flavour with enough salt to give it a bit of a bite. Stronger in alcohol, this beer starts off sweet but remains fairly light to drink.

Parallel 49 brewing Company
Ugly Sweater Milk Stout
A North American take on a classic English style of beer. This beer is brewed as a smooth tasting stout and sweetened using milk sugar (lactose). The sweetness plays an integral part in balancing the roasted malts that give the beer it’s dark colour.

Prohibition Brewing Company
Prohibition Bootlegger Ale
Prohibition Bootlegger Ale, is a light, crisp and refreshing Amber Ale. Hints of Cascade Hops, and Chocolate Malt bring this Amber to life. Bootlegger Ale has a bitter front end and a clean finish that doesn’t linger too long. It is the perfect choice for those looking for a sessionable delicious beer!

Prohibition Brewing Company
Prohibition Lawless IPA
Prohibition Lawless IPA is a west coast style IPA. At 55 IBU it’s the perfect balance of hops and malts and delivers a smooth dry bitterness that won’t blow your pallet up. Lawless starts of bitter and finishes extra dry making your pallet beg for more. It is the perfect choice for the experienced beer drinker looking for something that pairs well with food dishes.

Red Truck Beer Company
Red Truck Ale
This “Delicious” Ale is a blend of premium Belgian malts, plus German and Pacific Northwest hop varieties that gives this luscious, copper-hued ale a wonderful complex aroma, a rich depth of flavour and smooth drinkability. 5.2% Alcohol. A very popular, easy drinking “Session Ale” that satisfies your thirst!

Red Truck Beer Company
Red Truck Lager
This “Delicious” Lager is made with Canadian Prairie two-row malted barley and hops imported from Germany and the Czech Republic and is 5% alc. Red Truck Lager is a beer with world-class credentials. This easy drinking Lager is very popular with customers at many Pubs and Restaurants in Vancouver. Watch for Bottles and Cans when we open our new brewery in March of 2014.

Russell Brewing Company
Angry Scotch Ale Cask aged on Oak chips
A WEE ANGRY SCOTCH ALE is crafted in the style of a 19th Century 90 Shilling Scotch Ale – a strong, dark ale with dominant malt accent that originated in Edinburgh. Made with Scottish specialty malts including Peated Malt imparting a slight smoky character to the beer. By aging on oaks chips, we are adding an extra “peaty” flavor specially created for Hopscotch

Russell Brewing Company
Eastern Promises
EASTERN PROMISES ALWAYS RINGS TRUE and this beer is no exception. A classic Bohemian Czech-style pilsner. Golden hue, rich and complex malt backbone from superior Pilsner, Caramel Vienna and Munich Malts. Spicy bitter and floral finish from noble Saaz hops. Expertly crafted using Czech brewing traditions aiming to make the town of Pilsen proud.

Russell Brewing Company
Naughty & Spiced
Time to indulge with this rich winter porter. Spiked with seasonal spices like cinnamon, all-spice and nutmeg and aged on oak chips that provide a subtle vanilla flavour and aroma. We hope you enjoy this special limited edition holiday treat!

Russell Brewing Company
Nectar of the Gods
Matured in Tennessee Whiskey barrels for over four months, this Wheat Wine Ale delivers multiple layers of flavour complexity. Comprised of 50% Wheat Malt plus a combination of Pilsner and Munich Malts. Fruity-ester characteristics are beautifully complemented by vanilla-like flavours and tannins imparted from the barrel-aging process.

Russell Brewing Company
Smokey the beer- Rauchbier
Smokey the Beer- Bamberg style Rauchbier is brewed with 98% German Beechwood-smoked malt and has a complex smokey characteristic, resulting in a smooth and crisp finish.

Stanley Park Brewery
Stanley Park 1897 Amber
Our 1897 Amber is a naturally crafted, unpasteurized, Belgian style amber. The hand selected Belgian, French and Canadian malts are brewed with the finest hops to produce a beer of nuance. The mellow, toasted malt and even body is perfectly balanced with a soft bitterness and mild hop aroma. Light bodied and subtle in flavour with an exceptionally clean finish.

Stanley Park Brewery
Stanley Park Brun
Stanley Park Brewery Dark Ale is a distinctive Belgian Style “Brun” with aromas of dried fruit complimented by well balanced flavours of sweet malt, roasted nuts and chocolate. This style of beer is very difficult to craft and is best enjoyed fresh from our local brewery. A must try for the winter!

Stanley Park Brewery
Stanley Park Noble Pilsner
Stanley Park Noble Pilsner is named for the careful blend of the noble hop varieties Hallertau-Mittelfrueh and Perle which result in delicate and refined aroma and flavour. The use of these hops, 100% malt, a unique strain of yeast and carefully hand ground natural Belgian ingredients results in a mildly intense Pilsner with a remarkably pleasant finish.

Steam Whistle Pilsner
Steam Whistle Pilsner
Steam Whistle offers the style and taste of the great Pilsners of Europe, yet brewed locally here in Canada. Crafted under the watchful eye of our Czech-born Brewmaster, our golden-coloured Bohemian Pilsner is characterized by a floral hop aroma, sweet graininess with distinctive grassy notes, and balanced by a clean, crisp finish & pleasant lingering bitterness. Cheers!

Steamworks Brewing Company
Steamworks Oatmeal Stout
If you’re no longer scared of the dark, then there’s no reason to be afraid of our stout. A generous portion of rolled oats and black roasted barley give this beer a warm, roasted nose, and a distinct dryness that succumbs to waves of lingering satisfaction. MALTS: Pale, Chocolate, Black, Special B HOPS: Magnum UNIQUE: Rolled Oats COLOUR: Black IBUS: 35 ALC/VOL: 5%

Steamworks Brewing Company
Steamworks Pale Ale
We went full steam ahead with this NorthWest style Pale Ale. A rather confident beer with citrusy character, balanced with layers and layers of malty goodness. Gold Medal Winner at the 2012 Canadian Brewing Awards

Steamworks Brewing Company
Steamworks Pilsner
AWARDED THE HONOUR OF BEST CRAFT BEER IN BC by the BC Craft Beer Awards in 2011 & 2012! An homage to the original Pilsners of the Czech Republic. This full bodied beer has a spicy, herbal finish with hints of lemon. Prosst! MALTS: Pale, and Pilsner HOPS: Magnum, Traditional COLOUR: Golden IBUS: 30 ALC/VOL: 5% *Available Year Round in Six Packs!

This is the perfect storm of a beer: a rich, round, roasty oatmeal stout using flaked oats and roasted barley added to our house roast malts (Chocolate & Crystal) and hopped with Columbus, Cascade and Golding. It is the perfect accompaniment to oysters fresh off the beaches of Okeover inlet.

Belgian IPAs are relatively new in North America and marked by a higher ABV, strong hops and a delicate, fruity nose. Think: grapefruit & passionfruit mix in a heavenly marriage of boozy elixir. This beer stands up well to strong flavours so don’t be shy when pairing! It is also well-suited for cellaring up to 5 years.

This golden ale has a light bitterness and a balanced body to create a dry, refreshing finish with hints of European hops. It is the perfect accomaniment to a hot day up at the lake or pre/during/post-game festivities. Any game. Any time. Anywhere. This ale most closely resembles the German-style Kolsch.

Tree Brewing Co.
Dukes Cider
Our Dukes Cider is crisp, clean and refreshing with a subtle apple flavour and a dry finish. Gluten Free.

Tree Brewing Co.
Groove Session Ale
A smooth tasting, medium-bodied Ale, with subtle spicy notes and a pleasant lingering dry hop bitterness on the finish.

Tree Brewing Co.
Hop Head IPA
Our signature beer, Hop Head is considered one of the most innovative beers in the craft brewing industry. Full-bodied and loaded with hops.

Tree Brewing Co.
Vertical Winter Ale
Our winter seasonal is medium-bodied with nut and caramel flavours. The beer finishes smooth with a subtle hint of vanilla.

Vancouver Island Brewery
Hermann’s Dark Lager
Canada’s #1 Dark Lager has flavours of coffee and chocolate with low hop bitterness and a clean, smooth finish.

Vancouver Island Brewery
High Trail Honey Ale
Silver Medal winner at the 2013 World Beer Championships. An amber coloured ale that has a sweet malt flavour from local wildflower honey and light hop character.

Vancouver Island Brewery
Piper’s Pale Ale
A well balanced beer with earthy malt flavours, medium hop bitterness and a fruity, crisp finish.

Vancouver Island Brewery
Sea Dog Amber Ale
A multiple Gold Medal winner this beer is malt forward with a smooth, balanced flavour and lightly hopped finish.

Vancouver Island Brewery
Storm Watcher Winter Lager
An amber-red lager with sweet maltiness that brings forward subtle flavours of caramel and toffee.

Whistler Brewing Company
Bear Paw Honey Lager
Brewed with organic alpine bee honey from Armstrong here in BC, our award winning Bear Paw Honey Lager has just the perfect amount of sweetness. It’s lightly hopped for a smooth, mellow and slightly sweet finish, and a rich copper colour with a creamy foamy head.

Whistler Brewing Company
Black Tusk Ale
To date, we have won 2 World Awards for this dark, English-style mild ale. You can expect a mild bitterness with notes of chocolate and roasted coffee, and a very clean finish. We brew it to the exact recipe from the original brew in 1989.

Whistler Brewing Company
The Chief Chipotle Harvest Ale
New this year, The Chief Chipotle Harvest Ale is a complex and impressive brew. Initial mellow and malty mouthfeel giving way to warm and spicy chipotle notes. A must try!

Whistler Brewing Company
Valley Trail Chestnut Ale
We’ve blended robust caramel and crystal malts to give the brew deep brown amber hues, for an almost warming appearance. But it’s the roasted chestnuts that impart a unique and bold nutty character, complemented by a light level of hops for a clean but crisp finish. Here’s to fresh air, autumn colours and fall hikes on our favourite trail.

Whistler Brewing Company
Whiskey Jack Ale
This proprietary dark-amber recipe is dry-hopped with English Kent hops for a true craft beer experience. Warm, copper colour. A well-rounded mouthfeel with subtle bittering. A perfectly balanced session ale.

Beer From Outside of BC

Alexander Keith’s Hop Series
Alexander Keith’s Cascade Hop Ale
Dry hopped during maturation, Alexander Keith’s Cascade Hop Ale is a single hopped ale made from Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest. A mix of a Russian breed of hops and an English Fuggle hop, the Cascade hop imparts subtle notes of fresh citrus to this ale.

Alexander Keith’s Hallertauer Hop Ale
Alexander Keith’s Hallertauer Hop Ale is a single hopped ale, dry-hopped during maturation. The Hallertau hop, named for the most famous hop-producing region of Bavaria, balances mild herbal flavours with traces of spice.

Chakra Beer
A premium Indian lager, craft brewed to a traditional recipe from Punjab, India using quality hops & barley malt. Chakra is double filtered through broken Basmati rice, giving it a unique refreshing flavour and a clean, crisp finish. Hints of watermelon provide a light & attractive freshness. 4.7%

Elysian Dragonstooth Stout
Dragonstooth is an imperial oatmeal stout that is rich, complex and full-bodied. Pours a deep, midnight black with a light tan head. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate and the mouthfeel is velvety smooth with flavors of roasted malts, oatmeal and warm bread. Dragonstooth is a very drinkable stout – satisfying but not heavy. 7.45% ABV

Elysian Immortal IPA
A Northwest interpretation of a classic English style, golden copper in color and loaded with New World hop flavor and aroma. Extremely drinkable.6.3% ABV and 54 IBUs.

Elysian Loser Pale Ale
At 7% ABV and 57 IBUs, this is not your average Pale Ale. Loser is bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with crystal hops. Light tropical flavors balanced with a crisp malt-hop finish. Corporate Beer Still Sucks!

Fat Tire Amber Ale
Fat Tire is named in honor of our co-founder’s bike trip through Belgium that greatly inspired his home brewing efforts. Like riding a bicycle, this beer is all about balance. Its toasty malt flavours coast in equilibrium with crisp hopiness. 5.8% ABV

Green Flash Double Stout
Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with satin smooth finish. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex. 8.8% ABV

Green Flash West Coast IPA
The quintessential West Coast IPA. A menagerie of hops is layered throughout the brewing process: Simcoe for unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes and Cascade for floral aroma. West Coast IPA is truly a multi-dimensional hop experience. 7.3% ABV

Muskoka Harvest Ale
Harvest Ale marks the end of the growing season and the process of gathering mature crops from the fields. Dry hopped and brewed using a selection of premium local ingredients, this ale has a rich malt backbone and a subtle grassy character reminiscent. 7% ABV

Muskoka Mad Tom IPA
Inspired by late night stories around the fire, Muskoka Mad Tom will instantly grab your attention. Dry-hopped with Chinook and Centennial hops, this IPA has a vibrant aroma, depth of flavour, and crisp citrusy undertow like no other. So brace yourself, and crack one open for old Mad Tom. This is an awakening in craft beer that gets more enticing with every sip.

Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA
While the legend of Mad Tom is laden with mystery and intrigue, one thing remains clear – Mad Tom did things his own way. Twice as Mad Tom is an aggressively twice dry-hopped Imperial IPA, that delivers a definitive hop aroma and big bold flavor. We brew this beer with the road less traveled in mind, and in the spirit of old Mad Tom, we make no bones about it.

Odin Brewing: Freya’s Gold
Like the traditional Kölsch beers of Cologne, Germany, Freya’s Gold is clean, crisp and refreshing. Delicate lemony hop flavors compliment the smooth body of our most quaffable beer. Just like its namesake; Freya’s Gold has a wealth of suitors. 4.5% ABV

Odin Brewing: Odin’s Gift
nspired by the northern brewing tradition of flavoring beer with juniper bows, we created Odin’s Gift – A deep ruby-colored ale brewed with a touch of juniper berries. Rich caramel and roasty flavors compliment earthy hop aroma to produce a beer that easily pairs with a variety of foods. 5.4% ABV

Odin Brewing: Thor’s Sunstone
Sunstone is the second release in Odin’s premium Thor’s lineup. It’s brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel but it’s much more approachable than the traditional takes on the style. Pepper and spice flavors from the Belgian yeast abound yet give way to orange aroma from generous hop additions. 7.9% ABV

Ranger IPA
Bring out the hops! Simcoe, Chinook and Cascade lead off the beer, with Cascade again for dryhopping. We’re talking 3 pounds of hops per barrel! But don’t worry, as hoppy as it is, Ranger IPA is only 70 IBUs and it is very drinkable. 6.5% ABV

Renaissance Brewing Company Stone Cutter Scotch Ale
We used 9 malts blended together to produce layers of caramel, toffee, liquorice, chocolate and roasty f;lavours. These layers are balanced by a tart, raisiny fruitiness that gradually gives way to give this dark beer a lingering dry finish.

Tuatara Double Trouble 167 IBU
Pacific Jade to bitter(70 IBU up front), then Pacific Jade, Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, and Zythos late in the boil for flavour and aroma. Then Nelson Sauvin for the first dry-hop, and Simcoe and Zythos for the second dry-hop. 97 RATEBEER – 167 IBU

Big Rock Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale ABV: 5.5% Colour: Golden Amber Key Ingredients: British-style hops known as Fuggles Character: Dry-hopped to lend a distinctive character,full bodied, spicy, warm and earthy flavors.

Big Rock Brewery
Life Of Chai
Style: Spiced Ale ABV: 6% Colour: Auburn Key Ingredients: Nine distinct spices including cardamom and rose petals Character: Maltiness up front with a floral, chia finish

Big Rock Brewery
Life Of Chai
Style: Spiced Ale ABV: 6% Colour: Auburn Key Ingredients: Nine distinct spices including cardamom and rose petals Character: Maltiness up front with a floral, chia finish

Big Rock Brewery
Scottish Style Heavy Ale
Style: Scottish Style Heavy Ale ABV: 7% Colour: Bronze with toffee tones Key Ingredients: Pale, caramel, peated and Munich malt Character: Strong and full bodied with a complex mix of toffee, caramel, vanilla, and a hint of peat.

Big Rock Brewery
Traditional Ale
Style: English-Style Brown Ale ABV: 5% Colour: Deep copper with garnet flashes Key Ingredients: Three varieties of hops, and a blend of caramel, pale and black malts Character: This English-style brown ale fills your mouth with a fusion of toasty malt and sweet caramel up front finishing with a nutty flavour, medium creamy carbonation, and mild hop bitterness

Bone Beer
MOTHER NATURE SUPPLIED THE ICE…THE LEAST WE COULD DO IS BRING THE BEER Craft brewed in the mountains of British Columbia, Bone Beer is a medium bodied blonde lager that embodies all we love about the outdoors, its crisp, clean and refreshing. 5% of all proceeds goes to the BC Wildlife Federation. 6AR SKU #312637 15AR SKU #477497.

Bravo Beer Co
Top fermented beer made with 3 hops from 3 different continents. A mix between French “bière de Garde” and IPA with distinctive aromas of citrus & litchi with a hoppy but refreshing aftertaste. Brasserie des Sources, France. SKU 190033 97/, Medal Winner London, Tokyo, Melbourne ’13 Belgian Style IPA 6.5%alc/vol.

Bravo Beer Co
Bright amber hue. Hoppy and sweet candied malt aromas follow through on a full-bodied palate with generous carbonation and rich malty flavors that finish with a subtle spicy hop note. Brouwerij Bosteels, Belgium. SKU 72694 Kwak 330 ml., SKU 591339 Kwak 750ml. 95/100-Rate Beer. Belgian Strong Amber Ale 8.4%alc/vol.

Bravo Beer Co
A blend of five special malts and Styrian hops.Complex aroma with hint of port, chocolate and pear. Full-bodied gourmet taste, smooth and rich. Brasserie Caracole, Belgium. SKU +14050 97/100, 91/100 Beer Advocate, Belgian Strong Brown Ale 9% alc/vol.

Bravo Beer Co
Val Dieu Tripel
Abbaye Tripel 9% alc/vol Unfiltered and unpasteurized. Full bodied taste is progressive but never excessive. A slightly sugared flavour in the middle of the mouth – a perfect combination of alcohol, bitterness and sweetness. Brasserie Abbaye de Val Dieu, Belgium. SKU 451260 Val-Dieu Tripel,100/100-BeerAdvocate, 94/100

Budweiser Crown
Budweiser Crown is brewed with a blend of 2 & 6 row pale and caramel malts imparting a rich flavour and amber colour. It delivers a smooth clean finish with a balance of slight fruitiness and floral hop aromas derived from a signature blend of 4 different hops. The aroma is rounded by a slightly sweet and moderately bitter taste.

Creemore Springs Altbier
A cold-fermented ale originating from Düsseldorf, Germany, its name means “old beer”. Altbier is a clean-tasting, finely balanced, noble hop bitterness and a rich, almost nutty maltiness topped with a gentle lingering hop finish. Pair with Roasted meats, sausage, shellfish, rye bread, camembert, and warm apple strudel.

Creemore Springs Premium Lager
Inspired by the classic Bohemian Pilsner, but really is a style unto its own, our flagship beer possesses a delicious fresh malt aroma; a smooth, clean textured, lightly nutty body, and an elegant balance of hoppy dryness. Pair with roasted and grilled meats, spicy food such as curry, stronger flavoured cheese, aged cheddar, smoked Gouda.

Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner
Classic yet unique; our fresh take on traditional Czech pilsner is fire-brewed with a malty aroma, hints of spicy floral hops, sweet rich malt flavours, and a fresh, hop bitter finish. Pair with cream based and full-bodied soups; most shellfish, grilled white fish, and chicken; young goat cheese or white cheddar.

Mad & Noisy Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager
A Czech twist on an English IPA blending light tropical fruits and bold pine notes. A nice balance of pithy, bitter flavours with a silky, bready malt sweetness, and just a hint of nuts and chocolate. The Hops & Bolts IPL’s refreshing bitterness cuts through the heat of any hot/spicy dish or balances Asian-inspired creations.

Guinness Black Lager
Introducing a true original. New Guinness Black Lager is cold-brewed with roasted barley for a refreshing lager taste like no other.

Affligem Blond Abbey Ale
Gold Medal Belgian Ale at the European Beer Star Awards in ‘08 & ‘09! Classic Belgian Abbey Ale from the oldest monastery in the Flanders region of Belgium. The Ultimate in sophistication, due to its complexity & perfect balance. Secondary fermentation in the bottle. #1 Abbey Beer sold on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. More intense flavour than Leffe. 6.8% alc./vol.

Delirium Tremens
“World’s Best Beer!” – Stuart Kallen. A delicious triple fermented, Belgian Strong Golden Ale. It’s very bright despite its being bottle conditioned. It has a dense head, a very fruity bouquet, a sweetish palate, & a lot of warming alcohol. The hops used include not only Saaz but also Styrians, & its fermentation demands 3 different yeast cultures. 8.5% alc./vol

Erdinger Dunkel Weissbier
Authentic Bavarian Wheat Beer made with roasted wheat-malt give Erdinger Dunkel it’s beautiful dark colour. With the light refreshing taste you expect from Bavarian wheat beer. With slightly more chocolate maltiness than Erdinger Weissbier, it’s a perfect match for cooler fall weather thirst-quenching and your favourite food. Erdinger- the World’s Most Popular Wheat Beer

Erdinger Weissbier
World’s #1 Wheat Beer! #1 German Wheat beer in Canada. Brewed with more than 50% wheat malt in addition to barley malt. Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 – no additives, preservatives or pasteurization. Bottle fermented, like Champagne. Refreshing tingling & delightfully mellow. Family owned, Erdinger brewery only brews wheat beer 5.3% alc./vol.

Fruli Strawberry Beer
“World’s Best Fruit Beer” @ World Beer Awards ‘09. Belgian White (Wheat) beer fermented with 30% pure Strawberries, no additives/preservatives. Very traditional as Belgians have been brewing with fruit since before the discovery of hops. Fruli offers a completely natural alternative. Moderate 4.1% alc./vol. Low in calories @ 125. Excellent aperitif, with salad or dessert.

Palm Speciale Belge
Founded in 1747, Belgium’s largest independent family owned brewery. Belgium’s Best-selling ale,PALM amber! This smooth-drinking, amber coloured top-fermented beer gets its honey-like mellowness from special PALM malts – from the Champagne region of France. Specially selected PALM yeasts give it a fruity aroma. Fine aroma hops from Kent add subtle harmony. 5.4% alc./vol.

Stiegl Grapefruit Radler
Stiegl Grapefruit Radler is half Stiegl “Goldbrau” Lager & half grapefruit juice made with purely natural flavours. What makes Radlers so popular is their sophisticated, perfectly rounded & fruity taste. Lower in calories and it’s light and refreshing! Only 2.5% and 75 calories per half pint! The purity of Stiegl with pure grapefruit juice.

Stiegl Lager
Est. in Salzburg, Austria in 1492, the birthplace of Amadeus Mozart! Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 – no additives, preservatives or pasteurization! 100% barley malt, whole flower hops, & pure spring water from the Alps. European Lager (Bavarian) way it was meant to be. As a “Bavarian” style lager, taste is more mellow & rounder than Northern European lagers. 4.9%alc./vol.

Mill St. Brewery
Cobblestone Stout
A nitro poured traditional styled Irish Stout (4.2%) with that familiar creamy pour. It’s brewed with a mix of caramel malt, roasted barley and Nugget bittering hops to create its classic dark appearance, roasted malt and mocha flavour. A Canadian craft alternative to European stout imports.

Mill St. Brewery
Coffee Porter
This unique porter (5.5% abv) is rich and robust, imparting a great coffee flavour. Made with real roasted beans from Balzac’s roastery in every batch. Each bottle has 1/6 a cup of coffee in it. One of the first beers we made and still a cult favourite. Perfectly paired for a rainy Vancouver day!

Mill St. Brewery
Original Organic Lager
Our CERTIFIED organic lager (4.2% abv) was born in 2002 from a sense of purpose and a passion for craft beer. This European style lager offers a light, crisp and refreshing flavour with a clean finish. The beer has now become the top selling craft beer in Canada and a favourite of Vancouverites.

Mill St. Brewery
Tankhouse Ale
Our west coast style pale ale (5.2% abv) has a deep copper-red colour. Brewed with five different malts and Yakima valley Cascadian hops, this well-balanced and satisfying beer is our brewmaster’s pride and joy. This 42 IBU brew is an old favourite of ours and one of our most popular brands in BC.

Mill St. Brewery
Vanilla Porter
Our newest beer. A deep mahogany English style porter (5% abv) made with a great deal of caramel malt, roasted barley and Washington state Nugget hops. We add pure, organic Mexican vanilla extract after fermentation to give it a very smooth and rich vanilla aroma and palate. Nitro poured to give it a thick, tight head and wondefully creamy texture and body.

Minhas Brewing Co.
Chocolate Bunny Stout
Chocolate Bunny stout beer pours dark brown with a moderate tan head. The smell of toasted coffee with a light cocoa aroma coming through slowly so that it is very pleasant and not overpowering. A pronounced roasted malt flavor with slightly sweet cocoa notes conclude with a subtle hop bitterness that is well balanced. Mouth feel is velvety smooth.

Minhas Brewing Co.
Imperial Jack Double IPA
Imperial Jack Double IPA is a big, beefy IPA. Crafted with Malted 2 row Barley, Cara Pils Malt, Caramel 30L Malt, and Cascade Hops. Pours Pale golden-stra color with a nice 1 finger head and good retention. Aromas are of a strong pine and citrus hop. The pine and citrus flavors both come through with taste that nearly conceals the malt, but not quite.

Minhas Brewing Co.
Lazy Mutt Alberta Brown Ale
Lazy Mutt Alberta Brown Ale has deep amber to dark brown color. This well balance malty beer has hints of caramel and chocolate with medium hop presence. Crafted from Alberta 2-row barley malt, Pale, Chocolate, Black, Munich & Crystal. Hops are Horizon & Cascade.

Minhas Brewing Co.
Lazy Mutt Alberta Red Ale
Crafted from Alberta 2-row Barley Malt, pours amber to deep red color. This beer with smooth finish has toasted malt taste with sweet caramel notes and very slight citrusy aroma. Pairs well with Cheese (Feta, Sharp Cheddar,) Chicken; Seafood:Burgers; BBQ Ribs; and Spicy Dishes.

Minhas Brewing Co.
Lazy Mutt Alberta Wheat Ale
Lazy Mutt Alberta Wheat Ale pours pale straw to golden in color, is refreshing and slightly tart with citrus aromas. It has low hop and bitterness character. Pairs well with Mozzarella, Buffalo cheeses; Seared Scallops, Sauteed Shrimp, and Sushi. Lazy Mutt Alberta Wheat Ale crafted from Alberta malted 2-row Barley & Alberta Wheat. Hops are Horizon, Glacier & Mt. Hood.

Minhas Brewing Co.
Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
Mystical Jack Traditional Ale pours a medium bronze color with a 1 finger head and moderate retention and lacing. The sweet malt aroma comes through with a touch of spicy and citrus notes. The taste is very well balanced between hops and malts. The hops hit you first, but the malt balances it and keeps too much of the bitterness from coming through.

Minhas Brewing Co.
Thumper IPA
Thumper American IPA beer pours a pale golden color with a 1 finger head and moderate retention and lacing. The decidedly hoppy aroma comes through with a touch of grass and citrus. Full malt flavor enhances this easy drinking IPA, with notes of grass and citrus. Thumper American IPA is crafted form 2 Row Barley, Cara Pils Malt, Caramel 30L Malt, Cascade Hops.

Minhas Micro Brewery
Lazy Mutt Authentic IPA
Lazy Mutt Authentic IPA crafted from Western Canadian malted 2- row barley, Centennial, Williamette and Cascade Hops. Lazy Mutt Authentic IPA pours rich amber to copper in color, this session IPA has a hoppy aroma and flavor with ample maltness. Pairs well with cheese (Gorgonzola), curries, tikka masala, and carrot cake & creme brulee.

This is super premium offering displays uncompromising quality and craftsmanship. You can expect a smooth, balanced flavour with a refreshing hoppy character and a distictive full-bodied taste. A true gem from Holland!

Peroni combines a cool, crisp and fresh taste with the effortless style that the Italians are known for. Perfumy and mildly floral in aroma, this premium beer is exceptionally light bodied and displays a balanced, dry finish.

Pilsner Urquell
Pilsner Urquell is the original golden beer, first brewed in Plzen, modern day Czech Republic in 1842. This beer displays a spicy, floral Saaz hop bouquet with a hint of caramel butter. Slightly sweet to the taste with honey-nut and toasted grain character, it’s medium-bodied with a crisp, clean and mildly bitter finish. Discover how beer is meant to taste…

Anchor Porter Beer (+101915)
Anchor Porter is a unique dark brew that was introduced by Anchor in the early 1970s. Anchor Porter, like all Anchor Brewing beers, is brewed with only natural ingredients. Specially roasted dark malts are used, along with a top-fermenting yeast. The brew is hopped at a very high rate, and is naturally carbonated to produce an intensely rich flavour and thick creamy head.

Anchor Steam Beer (+576009)
San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber color, thick creamy head, and rich flavor all testify to our traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique for its brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world.

Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer (+166470)
Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer is authentically brewed with locally grown Jamaican ginger, considered to be the finest in the world. The time-honoured Jamaican recipe creates a unique, crisp, refreshing, full-bodied ginger taste.

Blanche de Chambly
Wheat and subtle spices blanketed in citrus flavors reminiscent of orange and lemon.

La Fin du Monde
Mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish. 36 International medals. 9% Alc./Vol.

Characterized by a robust maltiness and spiciness that is counterbalanced by an assertive crisp hop finish. 25 International medals. 8% Alc./Vol.

Peat-smoked whisky malt ale. Well-balanced, perfect for those who like beers combining slight bitterness with a mild, sweet flavor. Sure to please beer and whisky lovers alike. 4 international medals. 5.5% Alc./Vol.

König Ludwig Weissbier
König Ludwig Weissbier, brewed by Prinz Luitpold von Bayern of Bavaria, has been praised as the “prototype of a Bavarian wheat beer” by the international journal “Beers of the World”. Brewed using traditional methods and bottle fermented (the “méthode champenoise”), König Ludwig is a lively, refreshing beer with a tight head and flavour notes of apple and banana.

Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
Thanks to only the best ingredients, this dark refreshes like a true lager beer. It has a rich and smooth taste and a lingering slightly sweet aftertaste. The delicate aroma and extraordinary coloration resulting from a careful barley malt roasting process. Mahogany brown; aromas of malt, herbs and nut; medium bodied, with sweet centre and a bitter, cleansing finish.

Warsteiner Premium Verum
Warsteiner Premium Verum defines the German Premium Pilsener taste. Floral/hoppy aromas with a hint of spice; Verum is rich and full-bodied with a thirst quenching hoppy finish. 260 years of brewing excellence, since 1753.

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