Vancouver Island Brewery
Vancouver Island Brewery is the island's first craft brewery. They started in Central Saanich in 1984, producing draught only products for pubs. In 1995 the demand had grown and they moved to 2330 Government St (where they currently are today). They have supported other local businesses, charities and community events over the years - a business philosphy I love to support!
|Samples prior to the tour!|
We started out at the sample table to begin the tour, where we sampled their various types of beer - Spyhopper Honey Brown, Sea Dog Amber Ale and the Vancouver Island Lager, among others. After tasting some of the beers we continued on into the brew house, which is essentially the "kitchen" of the brewery. This is where all the ingredients that make up a beer (malt, hops, yeast, water) are blended.
|Stacks of used bottles to get recycled|
|The tasting room!|
Last but not least we visited the tasting room where we tried some more of the delicious beer. We were introduced to my new favourite Vancouver Island Brewery beer, the Storm Watcher Winter Lager. The tour was great, I loved seeing the whole beer creating process and trying out some new beers, if you're into local craft beers as much as I am this tour is a must! You can also purchase beer at the brewery as well as buy/fill your growlers ($10)! Cheers!
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