Vancouver Islanders love Lucky Lager


If you were born on Vancouver Island you probably know of the beer Lucky Lager (perhaps more than others!). Here are some interesting (and SURPRISING) facts on Lucky Lager!

  • It was originally made by General Brewing Company, located in San Francisco, California (in 1934)
  • This company become the Lucky Lager Brewing Company in 1948.
  • Historically, all the breweries for Lucky Lager have been in the U.S
  • It is only available in selected areas. This includes most of Southern British Columbia
  • It has an extremely dedicated following on Vancouver Island - notably, Ucluelet, Chemainus, Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Port Alberni and Sooke. (I can vouche for Ladysmith and Nanaimo being included in this list also)
Cumberland B.C was named by Labatt Brewing Company the "Luckiest Town in Canada" in 2002 due to it's amazing consumption!

You can read the entire Wiki article HERE

Comments

True Islander said…
I loved Lucky for a long time but recently discovered the unfortunate truth about "Vancouver Islands" Lucky Lager. This truth is the fact that Lucky is actually owned by Labatt Breweries which is in turn owned by a Brazillian/Belgian multinational company called Ambev. Ambev took 950 million dollars from the Canadian economy and purchased Budweiser at the end of last year. Lucky is brewed by Labatt in Edmonton and sometimes at the Kokanee brewerery in Creston (also owned by Ambev) It is sad that just because they put the words "Vancouver Island" on the package that we Islanders who are so trusting and loyal actually believe a multinational corporations mistruths. As a true islander i support local companies and with so many great local breweries actually located on the Island i can no longer support a company that takes my money and exports it to a foreign company.....that is cheap!
READ MORE AND LOOK UP AMBEV:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2004/03/03/beer040303.html
s_przada said…
Thanks for the insightful comment!! It's funny how things are often not what they seem eh ;)
Anonymous said…
Yes, really.
Anonymous said…
suck it up princess. who cares where it's brewed, we drink it, we are known for it and we claim it for our own!
vireviews said…
To each their own, anonymous - We prefer to support local!
Danna said…
You are what you drink...
vireviews said…
haha so if you drink Lucky Lager......

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