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Central City’s Red Racer Comes to Beatty Street
New Restaurant Serves Up Smokehouse BBQ and Award Winning Craft Beers

Vancouver, BC – Central City Brewers + Distillers is pleased to announce the upcoming grand opening of their brand new Red Racer Restaurant on Beatty Street in downtown Vancouver. The new restaurant will feature an authentic smoked barbecue inspired menu specializing in build-your-own-burgers unique to Central City, and 40 draught taps offering Central City craft beers as well as from other BC craft brewers.

The highly anticipated public grand opening is slated for Friday, July 24 and is Central City’s first venture outside of their home base of Surrey, B.C. where their current Central City Brew Pub and state-of-the-art brewery are headquartered.

“We’re excited to add a downtown Vancouver presence so we can offer a one-of-a-kind casual dining experience, our award-winning craft beers as well as from other great craft brewers, to beer fans living and working in the city” says Darryll Frost, president and founder of Central City Brewers + Distillers. “We’ve had huge momentum in the last couple of years, with new craft beer and distilled spirits products and now our new Red Racer Restaurant. We’re eager to whet the appetites of foodies and beer fans everywhere.”

Located at 871 Beatty Street in downtown Vancouver near BC Place and Rogers Arena, the new 4,800 square feet (446 square metres) Red Racer Restaurant on Beatty Street pays some homage to the iconic former Dix BBQ & Brewery, retaining some of its original brick and beam character, mosaic tilework and design.

The new 200-seat restaurant features a modern Victorian steampunk motif with overstuffed leather and upholstered furniture, industrial lighting and design elements, including timeless leather barstools, natural hardwood, and oversized handmade wood tables made from BC willow trees. At the heart of the restaurant sits a prominent cherry wood foeder barrel where its sour beer will be aged.

Anchoring the restaurant is a 38-foot long bar, serving 40 local craft beers on tap including 14 of Central City’s own Red Racer and limited release beers, Hopping Mad Cider, as well as some of the best beers from BC craft brewers. The restaurant also features wine taps, a wine wall, and bench seating in the lounge area.

Central City’s Executive Chef Carl Sawatsky has designed a mouthwatering menu with authentic barbeques slow-smoked daily the old-fashioned way, featuring their signature build-your-own-BBQ-burgers, and exquisite dishes infused with Central City’s award-winning beer, including:
  • Devils on Horseback: Herbed goat cheese stuffed dates wrapped in crispy beer bacon and served hot with an IPA sauce.
  • Quinoa Cobb V Salad: Black bean & roasted corn salsa, avocado, crumbled blue cheese, quinoa, sliced free range egg & mixed greens. Served with an avocado herb dressing & squash chips.
  • The Zeus Burger: Lamb Patty, goat cheese, lamb bacon, tzatziki, roasted garlic, onion rings, fried egg, butter lettuce, vine ripe tomato.

For more information on Central City’s Red Racer Restaurant on Beatty Street, visit or @CentralCityPub on social media, hashtag #CentralCityBeatty.


Central City Launches Mayor Kolsch as Next Character-based Beer
Gritty storyline continues with the mythical world of Central City

Surrey, B.C. – Central City Brewers + Distillers has launched the latest offering in its unique series of character-based beers, Mayor Kolsch. In the continuation of its mythical storyline following the launch of Detective Saison, Kolsch is Central City’s self-elected Mayor and scion of a powerful family. He plans on bringing change to the underground world of corruption but his secrets could bring a new lawlessness to town.

In a city where corruption and crime rule all, justice is brewing…

The Central City plot continues from where Detective Saison left off, digging deeper to find the truth behind the city’s brewing corruption.

Mayor Kolsch is an easy drinking, pale-coloured, traditional German-style ale that is full of flavour with a mild bitterness. It is brewed with Heidelberg and German wheat malts, German Hallertau traditional hops and Kolsch yeast. But don’t underestimate Mayor Kolsch's dual nature: a crisp, refreshing, full-flavoured craft beer that offers a smooth dry finish, with a mild bitterness. An ideal summertime craft beer.
“This is the next chapter in the Central City character-based beer series and storyline,” says Tim Barnes, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Central City Brewers + Distillers. “Detective Saison, who is the city’s moral compass, is now joined by Mayor Kolsch, who is crisp and smooth with a hint of bitterness. Just where he fits into the storyline, we’ll have to wait and see as our plot thickens.”

More characters will be revealed with each specialty beer release that will continue Central City’s gritty narrative. The story and characters will live in the mythical world of Central City.

Mayor Kolsch (5% ABV) is available in draught and in 650 ml bottles and will be in liquor stores in BC and the Prairies in middle-late July.

Visit for more information and follow Central City on social media: Instagram @CentralCityBrew, Twitter @CentralCityBrew, Facebook CentralCityBrewing.


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