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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  • It was originally made by General Brewing Company, located in San Francisco, California (in 1934)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


True Islander,  April 28, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

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!

s_przada April 30, 2009 at 6:54 AM  

Thanks for the insightful comment!! It's funny how things are often not what they seem eh ;)

Anonymous,  July 26, 2011 at 6:47 PM  

Yes, really.

Anonymous,  September 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM  

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 September 3, 2011 at 3:26 PM  

To each their own, anonymous - We prefer to support local!

Danna,  September 30, 2011 at 6:55 AM  

You are what you drink...

vireviews September 30, 2011 at 10:31 AM  

haha so if you drink Lucky Lager......

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