The beers are coming in. We will be bringing you 21 breweries this year. 2017 samples will be updated as they come in. Click on their name to go to their website to learn more.
Beer Fest 2017 Descriptions:
Coast Trail Pale Ale:5.5% Abv 35 IBU
Coast Trail Pale Ale is our West Coast lifestyle in a bottle. Bright copper colour, tons of crisp citrusy hop character, followed by a slightly sweet bready malt flavour. Delicious
Sunrise to Sunset Saison: 5.8% ABV 27 IBU
Sunrise to Sunset Saison is spring in a bottle. The beer pours a hazy copper orange colour with intense foam and carbonation. Aromas of peppery yeast and citrus engage your senses. Flavours of bready yeast, citrus and peppery spice dance on your tongue. Perfect any time of the day. Delicious.
Lost Pumpkin Patch Pale Ale: 6% ABV 30 IBU
Pumpkin Patch Ale is autumn in a bottle. The beer looks like the leaves after they have changed colour. An aroma of cinnamon, ginger, and all spice wafts into the air and blends with pumpkin and maple syrup on your palate. Delicious.
Creekside Coffee Stout:5.2% ABV 40 IBU
Creekside Coffee Stout is winter in a bottle. This beer is black as night with a thick head of light brown foam. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and a touch of smoke ignite your senses. Coffee and chocolate flavours mingle with the silky body and balanced hops to create a seriously drinkable beer.
Central City Brewers:
Red Racer IPA- 6.5 % ABV 80 IBU
The IPA was fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hops, hops and more hops! Race Racer IPA has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the brewmaster's choice.
Red Racer Pilsner 5% ABV 25 IBU
Red Racer Pils is brewed in the classic Bavarian tradition, using only the finest two-row barley and hops from the Hallertau region of Germany. This light and golden Pilsner has a distinct hop aroma and flavour with a dry, crisp finish.
Red Racer Low Rider-3.5% ABV 0 IBU
The Low Rider Raspberry is refreshing and easy drinking with a little sweet, a little tart and some smooth raspberry to go with it. Enjoy chilled.
Red Racer Prost Hefeweizen-5%ABV 35 IBU
This traditional hefeweizen uses both malted and unmalted wheat for classic German flavour and body. Light banana and clove character builds in the flavour profile while subtle hop tones balance out the beer. Enjoy lightly chilled and with friends. Prost!
Chaos and Solace:
Luckakuck Kolsch 5% abv 15 IBU
Our flagship beer is a clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer with subtle fruitiness and a refreshing tang in the finish. Pale golden in colour and with brilliant clarity and a delicate white head, Kölsch is the lightest, driest, most crisp Ale style – sometimes mistaken for a lager or pilsner, make no mistake; Luckakuck Kölsch is as “Real Ale” as it gets. Brewed in the true ale style, using traditional ingredients, and of course, a whole lot of passion.
Paramount Porter 6.3% abv, 38 IBU
A strong roasty aroma and complex roasted malt flavour are hallmarks of this moderately strong dark beer. Originating in England in the early 1700’s, porter is a precursor to stout, and was said to be favored by porters and other physical laborers of the time. So named to honour the memory of Chilliwack’s iconic, historic, Paramount Theatre. The building may be gone, but the memory lives on, in every glass of our classic robust Porter.
Sardis Park Mild Dark 3.8% abv 15 IBU
A refreshing sessionable beer with huge roasty Caramel maltiness and a crisp clean finish.
Quaffable copper ale with deep malt body that packs a punch of earthy hop bitterness and finishes dry.
Atomic Cherry Tart Cherry Ale: 5% ABV 8 IBU
Crisp red ale bursting with fresh cherries, premium malts, and a refreshing tart finish.
Steel Toe Lager-5% ABV 14 IBU
A smooth and refreshing lager brewed with premium ingredients, made for enjoying after a hard day’s work.
Green Magic IPA- 6% ABV 60 IBU
A west coast IPA with juicy hop flavours of tropical citrus and pine with a crisp, balanced finish.
10th Anniversary Sour Raspberry Nut Brown Ale: 7% ABV 44 IBU
Brewed to celebrate our 10th anniversary. A sour brown ale brewed with fresh local raspberries. Flavours of dark chocolate way for a sweet, tart finish.
Deep Cove Brewing:
Method West Coast Pale Ale : 5 % ABV 32 IBU
Method Pale Ale is a dry hopped pale ale that we are slowly fine tuning through multiple batches. Azacca, Cascade, and Citra hops are in the forefront with a light malty body. Soft and full mouthfeel from a healthy dose of oats.
Deep Cove Lager: 4.7% ABV 12 IBU
This craft light lager will please both the discerning drinker and your Uncle Jim – who can’t be bothered with these fancy dancy flavours and IPAs. Simple and to the point, this lager is crafted for maximum drinkability from only the finest ingredients: pure BC water, Canadian fermentables, and premium German hops. Fermented low for a clean drinking profile and then lagered for two months for easy drinking sessionability
Luminescent Chocolate Coconut:
The bio-luminescent jellyfish of deep cove are well known for
unexpectedly lighting up the dark waters with a phosphorescent glow. This porter has the power to do the same for beer drinkers who are looking for a flash of the unexpected that won’t soon be forgotten.
Robbie B's Double Pumpkin Ale: This robust, full bodied, malt forward beer is like drinking liquid
pumpkin pie. The brady malt body creates the perfect base to showcase the well-balanced addition of spices and pumpkin puree.
Boysenberry Tart Saison:Hazy rose gold in color, with subtle hop aromas of tropical fruit.
Mildly tart, dark fruit esters are complemented by the addition of boysenberries.
Helios Dortmunder: Golden Lager, 6 % ABV, 25 IBU's
In the tradition of the robust beers of the Ruhr district of Germany, this export strength golden lager is malt forward with very low bitterness.
Dark Matter: 5.3 % ABV, 26 IBU's
Dark mahogany session ale with a soft palate and light body. Nutty chocolate aroma leads to deep, dark malt balanced by subtle hops.
Hoyne Pilsner: 5.3% ABV, 28 IBU's
Pale golden pilsner lager with a rich head. Full bodied with complex malt and refined hop character. This classic East European style is finished with Czech Saaz hops for a crisp spicy finish.
Appleton Extra Special Bitter: 5.2% ABV, IBU's- Just enough
Quaffable copper ale with deep malt body that packs a punch of earthy hop bitterness and finishes dry.
Main Street Brewing Co.:
Main Street Pilsner: 5 % ABV 22 IBU
This is a Pilsner. Bright, golden and medium bodied. Created with noble hops, the result is a clean, easy drinking beer that finishes crisply. Afterall, The Main Thing Is The Beer.
Main Street Naked Fox: 6.8% ABV 55 IBU
Born from infamy, our Naked Fox is a sly one. This dry IPA is brewed using a variety of North American and Southern Hemisphere hops, packing in everything you’d want in hop flavour and aroma into a single beer. The dryness on the malt side lets the hops shine through.
Old Knights Pale Ale: 6.8% ABV 55 IBU
Named for our neighbours, the artist-run Western Front studio (former home of the Knights of Pythias), Old Knights Pale Ale is a Pacific Northwest take on the classic English Pale Ale – hop forward, aromatic with slight citrus and lots of pine notes. Brewed with Columbus and Cascade hops.
Main Street Brewing Fresh Hop:
Northeast IPA: 7.5% ABV 67% IBU
Berliner Weisse: 4.5% ABV 5 IBU
Sour - Malty - Lush
Cream Ale:4.8 % ABV 12 IBU
Golden IPA: Golden IPA: 6.8% ABV 50 IBU
Bright - Crisp - Citrus
Vienna Amber Lager: 5.5 % ABV 19 IBU
Toasted Grain, Malty, Light Hops, Dry, Crisp Finish
Chocolate Stout:5.6% ABV 23 IBU
Dark Chocolate, Oatmeal Cookies, Coffee
Wild Sour Lavender Gruit:
Moon Under Water:
Lightside Session Lager: 4.2 Abv 14 IBU
Unfiltered craft lager brewed with rice malts and sweet orange peel for a dry, refreshing finish. Welcome to the light side of craft beer.
Potts Pils: 5.2 ABV 38 IBU
Brewed in the style of the great North German Pilsners. Saaz hops shine through Bohemian malts to produce a crisp, dry-hopped, and citrusy beer. Unfiltered, Decoction Mashed, Dry-Hopped, and lagered for 5 weeks. This ain't your father's pilsner
Creepy Uncle Dunkel: 5.4% ABV 18 IBU
Pilsner's creepy uncle. Dark and complex, the most misunderstood of all lagers. Dark Munich malts and a litle roasted wheat give this brew a rich, vanilla, and nutty-sweet palate with a dry, rounded finish. Unfiltered as always. Maybe it's the long decoction mashes or the 5 week lagering time spent alone in the cold... or maybe he's just a complicated dude?
Raybuck Irish Red:5.4% ABV, 40 IBU
The Raybuck Red is a malt-forward Irish style red ale with a rich, roasted malt body. Look for notes of biscuit, chocolate and a mild bitterness from the Fuggles and Willamette hops.
Kerry'd Away Dark IPA:
Passion Fruit Hefe: 4.7% ABV, 14 IBU
A tropical twist on a traditional German wheat ale with a burst of passion fruit puree bringing tartness, sweetness and a ton of flavour!
Sour Raspberry: 7ABV 7 IBU
The perfect balance or ripe, red raspberry and sour tang. Juicy, fresh fruit and lactic sourness harmonize to create a crisp and refreshing beer
Beets by Steve
Banshee Irish Cream Stout 7 % ABV 20 IBU
Screaming Banshee has an Irish Cream flavour that gives this stout a smooth, defined sweetness. Try it with a hearty meal and might we suggest also drizzling over ice-cream?
Bc Backyard Lager 5% ABV 25 IBU
Our Rye Lager is hand-crafted and 100% of the ingredients are grown right in our backyard – Beautiful BC. Barley and rye blend with Chilliwack hops for a light, crisp finish. Try a Backyard Lager with a locally caught seafood feast.
Sasquatch Stout 5% ABV 15 IBU
Voted “Best Beer in Canada” for 2014, the Sasquatch Stout is smooth with notes of mocha, coffee and roasted barley. Match our Sasquatch with a steak, oysters or even chocolate cake!
West Coast IPA 6% ABV 55 IBU
The West Coast IPA boasts huge hop flavour, but also a balanced drinkability. We pack over 50lbs of the much sought after Citra and Galaxy hops into this IPA. We suggest pairing the intense hops with your favorite spicy dish.
Parallel 49 Brewing :
Gyspy Tears Ruby Ale: 6.5%
A ruby red coloured ale with a rich caramel malt flavour and a burst of West Coast hops. Using only late hop additions and dry-hopping, the bitterness is restrained while the hop flavour and aroma are pronounced.
Clean, crisp and refreshing. A pale lager brewed with all malted barley and local Sterling hops grown at Sartori Cedar Ranch in Chilliwack, BC. Fermented cool using a traditional German lager yeast.
Trash Panda Hazy IPA: 5.5%
A North East -style hazy IPA. Huge amounts of dry hopping give this beer complex notes of melon, tropical fruit, and pear.
Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest: 5%
Brewed as a traditional Oktoberfest Lager, this beer sets itself apart from other pumpkin ales by being light and refreshing. Pumpkin is used in the mash along with traditional pumpkin pie spicing in the brew kettle. A large portion of the grain used is Munich malt which gives a nice pie crust flavour to the beer.
Persephone Brewing Co.:
Pale Ale: 5.5% ABV 33 IBU
This medium bodied, light coloured ale is bursting with juicy citrus and tropical fruit aromas from Citra hops. The pleasant citrusy hop flavour and modest bitterness is balanced with a light malt profile. A sessionable beer for the hop lover.
Black Lager: 4.5% ABV 31 IBU
A full bodied dark lager. Roasty, clean and chocolaty with a graham cracker finish
Golden Ale: 5% ABV 35 IBU
Modeled after an English style Summer bitter. Crisp, dry and refreshing, with a light biscuity malty character. A delicate, herbal hop aroma, backed with an assertive bitterness.
Oktoberfest 5.8% ABV 27 IBU
Brewed in a traditional German Oktoberfest style, this seasonal Amber Lager has a light nutty aroma with nicely rounded bready flavour and a subtle spicy hop character.
Blue Buck: 5 % ABV
The Blue Buck is a legendary beast, featuring a robust, malt-forward body underpinned with crisp northwest hops. Well balanced and highly drinkable.
Short Wave West Coast Pale Ale: 5.2%
Scan through static and tune in to the Short Wave. Pouring sunset orange colour, a medium malt body is electrified with citrus hops and dialed to balance.
Pilsner: 5 % ABV
Patiently cold aged, Phillips Pilsner is meticulously engineered to be clean, crisp and bright. Artfully refined, so you don’t have to be.
Electric Unicorn: 6.5 ABV
This mono-horned laser beast is now available year-round! Sweet banana and fruit flavours are balanced against a citrus hop background that finishes dry.
Red Collar Bewing Co.:
Dubbel:6% ABV 23 IBU
Originating as a traditional Belgian Trappist style beer, rich in coffee, chocolate and toffeenotes.
Red Collar Dubbel is brewed with Kamloops soft water, Belgian malt, German hops and a blend of Belgium Trappist yeasts. Unpasturized, unfiltered, naturally carbonated and vegan friendly
White IPA: 6.5% ABV 52 IBU
A beer that bridges continents and blends styles. Built upon the foundation of unmalted wheat, this beer was dry hopped three separate times with Ahtanum and Mosaic hops. The result is a refreshingly light beer with an abundance of berry and grapefruit aromas
Riot Brewing Co.:
Lipslide Lager-4.8% ABV 18 IBU
The LipSlide Lager stays true to the German style "Helles", with its distinct malt base and dry finish.This beer marks the realization of a 6-year dream. So whether you have achieved your goal, stuck that landing, or just feel like licking your lips, this smooth and refreshing lager is one for any occasion.
Life Partners Pale Ale-5% 32 IBU
Sometimes heads will roll, even between life partners. However, at the end of the day, through thick and thin, you know they will always be there for you. Similarly, this West-coast-style Life Partners Pale Ale, with its hop forward and medium-bodied character will never disappoint.
Junk Punch IPA- 6% ABV 70 IBU
It's not always the punch you remember but sometimes it's the legacy of the hit.
Junk Punch IPA is a tribute to those who have fallen victim to this heinous act, it offers a range of bold hop character, while remaining malt-balanced for a beer that is a welcome shock to the senses.
This one is for you Big Nose.
Two Wolves Brewing Co:
Two Wolves Blonde: 5.5 % ABV 16 IBU
Our light brew, Two Wolves Arctic Blonde Ale is an approachable, easy- drinking beer that is visually appealing and has no dominating malt or hop characteristics. Rounded and smooth, it’s a Canadian classic – just a no frills beer with great taste and a clean finish.
Two Brown Wolves: 5.5 % 18 IBU
Our dark brew, Two Wolves Great Plains Brown Ale is a well-balanced beer with a deep copper colour and aromas of roasted malt, cocoa and caramel. This highly engaging beer is medium bodied and bright with a high carbonation and pairs well with most foods.