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Kits Beach Beer Launches Dark Lager

James Boileau, 40, Andrew Lavigne, 53 and Dana Barnaby, 54, Kits residents and founders of Kits Beach Beer (KBB), have launched their second beer, Dark Lager. The company which started as a Covid side hustle for Boileau, a business consultant, Lavigne, a documentary filmmaker and Barnaby, a film Director/DP, has already beat initial sales projections. When the original KBB, a crisp, clean, lightly hopped Golden Ale with hints of citrus, began selling out, the team had to quickly brew an additional 30% more of their flagship beer.

Photo of founders are (left to right) James Boileau, Dana Barnaby, Andrew Lavigne.

Just in time for Fall, KBB is launching a Dark Lager. The Mexican-style lager, reminiscent of a Modelo Negra or a Dos XX Amber features a hint of citrus hops and a dark roasted specialty malt giving it an espresso and chocolate aroma.

“It has certainly been an exciting journey for us”, says Boileau. It was an incredibly busy summer but we definitely had a learning curve. We discovered very quickly that our beer works best in four packs, a perfect amount for take out and sharing with friends. We also learned that the best season for a beach beer company is the summer and as soon as the leaves start to fall, so do beer sales. That’s why it is so important to be continuously developing new products and packaging.”

Next spring KBB will be releasing a Grapefruit Pale Ale and begin offering multi-packs of the three beers. The trio is also actively looking for a location near Kits Beach or 4th Ave to build a tap room restaurant.

Kits Beach Beer, @kitsbeachbeer, can be purchased online at A four pack of Golden Ale, 473 ml cans is $15.95. A four pack of Dark Lager, 473 ml cans is $16.95. Delivery within Kits is free of course. Kits Beach Beer can also be purchased or enjoyed at Kitsilano Liquor Store, Bimini’s Liquor Store, Brewery Creek Cold Beer & Wine, Tacofino Kits, the Regal Beagle Bar & Grill, Local, The Ellis and Colony Kits. For a complete list of availability please visit the website

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