new releases

from r&b brewing:



R &B Brewing NEW RELEASES Updates

R&B & the BC-SPCA = SPCale
R&B Brewing and the BC-SPCA have joined forces this winter in a fun way to raise funds in protecting domestic, farm and wild animals in need.

SPCALE is a limited edition brew that will be released in mid December. This rauchweissen ale is an unfiltered,delicately smoked wheat beer with a 4.2% abv and 12 IBU's.

A portion of the proceeds of this 650 ml bottled beer will be donated to the BC-SPCA. Many thanks to Hops Connect, Richards Packaging and United Labels for their contribution to this great cause.

The SPCALE will be arriving on the shelves of your favourite private retail liquor stores  throughout the Vancouver area just in time for the holiday season. It will also be available for a limited time in the new year  at our upgraded R&B growler station.

from stanley park brewing:
Introducing This Winter’s Conversation Starter
Stanley Park Brewing launches their flavourful new ICE BREAKER Winter Ale
Vancouver, BC – Winter is a time for friends, family and the many occasions that bring us all together. So get comfortable, share a beer and get the conversation started with a new ICE BREAKER; the flavourful new Winter Ale from Stanley Park Brewing. This porter style specialty ale is the perfect partner to cozy up with throughout the season.
Ice Breaker is a smooth and flavourful seasonal ale with tasteful notes of cherry and dark chocolate,” shares Brewmaster Todd Fowler. “We focused on using the right ingredients to not only craft a porter with rich colour and texture, but also having the right balance of specialty malts and alcohol that would best allow those unmistakable ‘black forest’ flavour characteristics to break through.”
This seasonal brew pairs well with many holiday foods including appetizers such as chartreuse plates with gouda, mascarpone and gruyere cheeses, a roasted pork tenderloin entree or pair it with dark cocoa chocolate or a New York cheesecake for dessert. You can also enjoy one (or a couple) on its own, as this porter is uniquely sessionable, with a medium body and easy to enjoy mouthfeel with low bitterness.
Wind down and warm up this winter and grab some bottles to share, available in 6-packs and on tap across British Columbia and Alberta. Check out the Stanley Park Interactive Map to find Stanley Park Brewing beers close to you. 
For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter @stanleyparkbrew, and Instagram @stanleyparkbrew.

and a new brewery in victoria:

Victoria’s Newest Craft Brewery Opening December 19th

Victoria, British Columbia December

11th, 2014

Just in time for Christmas, Category 12 Brewing will open its doors and its taps for all Victoria craft beer fans to revel in.

Category 12 Brewing is located on Keating Cross Rd. in Central Saanich and will be the only brewery on the Saanich Peninsula. The brewery will have a tasting room where people can come in to buy growlers (refillable glass jugs of fresh draught beer), 650 mL bottles or have a taste of the brewery’s offerings.

Michael and Karen Kuzyk are the founders and operators of Category 12 Brewing. Michael has a PhD in Microbiology and Biochemistry from UVic, practising as a scientist for his whole professional career up until this point. “I started homebrewing during grad studies first as a necessity, but it quickly became a passion of mine. I wanted to turn my passion into my full time occupation so I could really explore the creativity of industrial fermentation and, most importantly, share it with others!”

Michael plans to be creating mostly Belgian influenced and PacificNorthwest style beers. The brewery is launching with a Saison and a Black IPA. The Saison and a Pale Ale (coming by mid January) will become the year round beers for Category 12 and they plan to have two other seasonal styles available at all times. “We wanted to make it clear that we are here to make creative styles and experiment. We have to stand out in a competitive market. I think craft beer fans will immediately understand what we are trying to accomplish when they taste our first two beers.”

The logo and branding of Category 12 is derived from Michael’s science background, playing on the dark and taboo side of brewing and microbiology. The tagline says it all: “Welcome to the Lab”.
For more information about Category 12 Brewing, please visit;



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