BC Craft Brewers Guild Oktoberfest – Bomber Brewing

From Bomber Brewing in East Vancouver in collaboration other members of the with  BC Craft Brewers Guild comes their “BC Craft Brewers Guild Oktoberfest” a Marzen lager well placed for this time of year.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with a tan head.    The aroma consists of toffee, caramel, fruity and a bit of sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of caramel, toffee, nuts, sweetness and some minor hops.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.2% with an IBU of 25.  This beer delivers on exactly what it should.  Its got the malts and the crispness of the Marzen or Oktoberfest style beer.  This can is the launch of the new BC Independent Owned BC Beer seal.

Commercial Description: OKTOBERFEST BC BEER COLLABORATION: Early in September, BC Craft Brewers Guild members gathered at Bomber to create a celebratory brew in honour of the 6th anniversary of BC Craft Beer Month, an annual campaign to promote and raise awareness of independently owned and operated BC craft breweries. Using a recipe collaboratively designed by various Guild member head brewers, this golden, medium-bodied Oktoberfest is eminently drinkable and refreshing.  The BC Craft Brewers Guild would like to thank the following companies for their very generous support of this project: West Coast Canning, IMS (labels), and BSG Canada (malts).

One Duck Brewing (Under Construction) – Squamish

Squamish has a new brewery in the works.  This time it is a nano brewery called One Duck Brewing.  The brewery started its life as part of a kickstarter campaign.


Because the construction is still in the early stages I was asked not to share the address of the brewery but I can share a a look inside the brewery.  One Duck Brewing is located in a multi tenant warehouse.  The tasting room will be located at the front of the space near the front door.  The first photo is from where the brew house will be located towards the front.  The second photo shows where the bar will be located in tape.  The third photo is located beside the bar to the left of the stairs and depicts where  the storage area will be and possibly the grain mill.

Visible from the tasting room will be the fermentors and brew house as can be seen in tape on the floor in the first photo.  Photo two is around the corner and is where the cooler will be located.

Upstairs there seems to be plans to have a little lounge but I am not sure what will happen there.

There is still lots of construction to go on at the brewery including cutting up the slab for trench trains as well as building the bar and cooler but things are well under way.  One thing that the owner Jesse won’t need to wait for though is the brewing equipment.  The brewing equipment is already in storage so once the renovations are done the equipment can be moved in and setup.  The next 3 photos are from Jesse owner and brewer.

Jesse looks to be leaning towards specializing in Belgian ales and hopes to be open for business in early Spring.  Keep your eyes open for updates!

Full sized photos can be found here.

One Duck Brewing

Rookies & Legends – VCBW – June 5th, 2015


Vancouver Craft Beer Week has once again come and gone. From all accounts the entire week was a massive success.

Due to my schedule and many other factors I was only able to make it out to one event this year.  This one event happened to be the Rookies & Legends event at 12 Kings Pub.  The event brought together 24 BC breweries 12 Rookies and 12 Legends and raised money for the BC Craft Brewers Guild.

Rookies: Yellow Dog, Bomber, 4 Mile, Powell Street (New Location), Moody Ales, Bridge (New Location), Postmark, Steel & Oak, Strange Fellows, Barkerville, BC Craft Brewers Guild, 33 Acres

Legends: Hoyne, Tree, Stanely Park, Fernie, Central City, Philips, Parallel 49, Red Truck, Townsite, Vancouver Island, Steamworks, Whistler, Four Winds

All of the breweries were on hand mixing with the crowd at the event.  The 12 Rookies were poured at the regular bar in the pub while the 12 Legends were poured in a backroom that I did not even know existed.  The back room also housed the food table which made it a popular room.

I was happy to see that some of the breweries brought out some new or limited release beers to make things interesting as many events cater to the new craft beer fan not the experienced aficionado.  Having two bar setups instead of different stands for every brewery meant for quick thinking for every sample of beer.  You had to have your decision made before you made it to the bar as they were trying to make everything move quickly and smoothly.  They did a great job of trying to keep the lines moving really quickly also!  The event was sold out but it went off without a hitch with really good service and smiles all around.  I look forward to next years Vancouver Craft Beer Week as well as the next event they hold at 12 Kings Pub!