new releases

from central city brewers and distillers:

Central City Hops into the Premium Craft Cider category

Aims to lead the craft cider segment in Canada with launch of
“Hopping Mad Dry Hopped Apple Cider”

Surrey, B.C. – In another bold move, Central City Brewers + Distillers has entered the craft cider market with the launch of Hopping Mad Dry Hopped Apple Cider. 

Hopping Mad Dry Hopped Apple Cider is a dry-sweet cider blending Yakima valley hops with fresh pressed apples from the Pacific Northwest.  Hopping Mad Dry Hopped Cider is cold fermented from scratch, using Northwest Apples, Yakima Hops and a special yeast. The dry hopping process used adds a nice hop aroma onto the dry sweet, cider, complementing the cider’s natural tart flavour.

“It’s an exhilarating time for us at Central City to be able to create new and exciting products. We are best known for our expertise and passion for brewing fine quality, hoppy craft beers so creating a dry hopped craft cider makes perfect sense for us,” says Gary Lohin, Brewmaster at Central City. “Our cider will satisfy thirsty craft beer enthusiasts who enjoy cider, and cider enthusiasts who enjoy hops.”

Handcrafted at Central City’s brewery, Hopping Mad features a new, unique and audacious design that was the result of a collaborative effort between several artists and Central City’s marketing team.

“To complement our new craft cider, we really wanted to make a visual impact that is unique and different that can stand alone from our Red Racer craft beer brand,” says Tim Barnes, Central City’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This is an exciting venture for us, and we believe our Hopping Mad Cider will help to make us leaders in the Canadian craft cider market.

Central City’s Hopping Mad Cider (6.5% ABV) will be available in draught and in 6-packs of 355 ml cans in finer private liquor stores in early April.

Visit for more information.

About Central City Brewers + Distillers:
Central City is a craft brewery in the business of developing, producing and selling international award-winning premium craft beer and high quality distilled spirits brewed without compromise. Based in Surrey, British Columbia, CCBD was voted Canada’s Best Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2012. Its Red Racer brand has become a cult icon among craft beer enthusiasts throughout North America. Founded in 2003 as a brewpub and liquor store in downtown Surrey, CCBD celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 with the grand opening of a brand new, 68,000 sq. ft. brewery and distillery on Bridgeview Drive.

from spinnakers:

Wee Heavy Keg Tosser Scotch Ale
A full bodied Scotch Ale with an emphasis on a smooth, complex and malty body with a touch of caramel and a gentle hop aroma

Keep your eyes open after March 2nd as we will be releasing it to all other Vancouver Island liquor stores that carry Spinnakers beer.

Read full details on Keg Tosser Wee Heavy here!


from beerthirst, maui brewing is available again in vancouver:




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+35451 - 6x355mL - $14.50
ABV: 5.8%  IBUs: 18
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