This spring, I’m excited to reintroduce local beer fans to the first of our small batch Black Note Book Series – Cloak & Dagger Cascadian Dark Ale. Dark like a stout, hoppy like an IPA, Cascadian Dark Ale is a unique brew combining lots of roasted malts with Pacific Northwest hops. Read the rest of this entry →
Our Small Batch Imperial IPA is coming back and for some hop heads it’s about time. This year’s edition remains true to previous editions with the same distinct bitter taste and golden hue but I have made a few changes for the good. Read the rest of this entry →
As we finish bottling the last couple of batches, I’m starting to get excited for St Pat’s. The day for all things green is fast approaching, and Granville Island Brewing is getting ready to release one of our favourite Limited Releases: The Irish Red Ale. Read the rest of this entry →
This winter Vern is crafting a Barley Wine that will be aged in Bourbon barrels! Because of its high alcohol content, similar to a wine, but being derived from barley as opposed to fruit (grapes) you get the name – Barley Wine.
Moustache season is upon us. Well, on our upper lips actually. I’m really proud to be growing a mo’ in support of men’s health awareness and I’m glad my co-workers are doing their part to raise awareness for the cause too. This is the fourth year GIB has done the campaign and I was really impressed with just how many Mo’Bro’s and Mo’Sista’s we have. Let’s face it (no pun intended) men’s health awareness is very important, no matter how old you are. Thousands of Canadian men fall ill each year with prostate cancer and a variety of other health issues so it’s super important to do your part in raising men’s health awareness. Read the rest of this entry →
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