Categories: British Columbia, New Beer ReleasesPublished On: August 13, 2011


Derek Hyde


It’s the time of year that many craft brewers are scrambling to keep up with production, so it’s not surprising that the number of new releases is somewhat limited.

Granville Island Brewing has the benefit of having their regular listings brewed at the larger Molson facility nearby. This takes the load of their original brewery, allowing Vern to craft a wide range of limited releases. They bottled their Bitter at the end of July, and their Belgian Wit is now available at BC Liquor stores.

The Dead Frog Brewery has a new head brewer from England (the Vancouver Beer Blog recently featured an interview with Sam). For the summer they’ve added two new brews to their Beermaster Series, Toasted Coconut Wit and Fusion Hopped Pilsner.

Tofino Brewing has added a couple of new brews, and if you’re lucky, you might find the Hoppin’ Cretin IPA and Fogust Wheat Ale on-tap.

For those in Ontario, Central City’s Red Racer IPA has been brought in as a special release. Get it while you can, and maybe you’ll see more of their products in the future. In response to the quick sell-out of the Tree Hop Head DIPA (read Troy’s blog), the LCBO has made Tree’s original Hop Head a regular listing. It should start hitting the shelves this week!