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Collab with the lovely fellas from Ile Sauvage, in Victoria. Dry Hopped Sour using Ile Sauvage lacto.
Made this hazy with overly generous additions of SABRO hops for that delicate coconutty feeling.
Show your thirst who’s in control with our super quaffable, zesty Gose.
Tart Passionfruit Wild Ale brewed with our good friends Luppolo Brewing
Experimental hazy with Orange Peel
Toasty, Roasty, Silky Oatmeal Stout
Jeff’s latest masterpiece (he even named this one). Its one of them tharr big ass IPA’s this time hopped with Vic Secret & El Dorado hops. We went with a nice clean malt bill. Particularly notable the omission of oats, … Continue reading
Fermented cold & very slow, this lager is brewed using specialty Pilsner, Vienna, Munich & Rye Malts of the highest quality generously hopped with Hallertau Mittelfruh.
We created a nice funky base beer using a mixed culture blend & brett primary fermentation. Added some fresh cranberries for some extra twang & threw in some raspberries to counter said twang. It’s pleasantly tart, with a little bit … Continue reading
What the frick is a Whirley Whirley?? You know those Aussies. They like to give things silly nicknames with an “ey” on the end. This one happens to be the nickname of a Dust Devil or Mini Tornado. Anyway, we … Continue reading
Classic West Coast DIPA with Citra Cryo, Columbus & Idaho 7 hops. Bright as button – that’s right, NO HAZE! Good, clean hoppy IPA with a dry, lingering bitterness. **2nd batch released Jan 2019 is brewed with Denali & Bru-1 … Continue reading
Who doesn’t like pastry stouts?? (don’t answer that…) This is not the most serious of beers but we sure did try our damndest to make it sweet n delicious. Heavy duty grist backed up with a supporting cast of toasted … Continue reading
Classic Helles with a subtle twist – a very light dose of dry hopping with Mandarina Bavaria.
Delicious strong Saison brewed at Brassneck with our good friends from the much revered, impossible to imitate, Dageraad brewing. We added some Sumac & Pink Peppercorns to accentuate naturally occurring Saison-y goodness.
We took our time with this one. Our 1000th batch brewed a while ago. It’s a mixed culture wild ale we stashed & barreled until the time was right to release it into the wild. Pleasantly tart, gently funkalicious & … Continue reading
Centennial, Citra, Columbus and Cascade, the most unloved of hops. The underdogs, unsung heroes, forgotten comrades. Well, not according to us. Its not that we have anything against all those tropical fruity hop varieties showing up in every hazy beer … Continue reading
Super Ultra Mega Dry IPA brewed with a heavy hand during dry hopping.
Mixed culture, aged Brett Saison.
We use the same base beer as all the changelings. We used red currants from the Fraser Valley. Get it, changeling!…(Cuz we change the fruit up a lot.)
Dessert Sour with Rhubarb, Blackberries, Lactose & Vanilla.
Hey guys. We’ve got another one for ya! We’ve been busy dialing in our hazy voodoo. This one’s got some jam on it’s jammy bits that’s for sure. Spelt & oats in the mash for a nice creamy body, copiously … Continue reading
Hey! We’ve got a new one for ya. Brand new hop? CHECK! Hazy? CHECK! Delicious? CHECK! We got our hands on some “Bru-1” hops. We’ve never used them before, so we decided to do a single hop pale ale to … Continue reading
Dry Hopped Sour with Citra & Galaxy hops
Our first experiment using a custom yeast blend from Bootleg Biology – (google it if you wanna nerd out. they do cool stuff!!) & a true mixed fermentation creation. Tart, citrus-y & funktastic with a solid level of twang.
It’s not not a double IPA.
Classic style brewed with quality malts, fermented with lager yeast at ale-ish temperatures for a longer time than an ale, but for a shorter time than a lager. Clean, malty, a wee bit fruity & nice n dry.
S’bin a while since we came up with a new beer so we’re pleased to put this one out into the world. Akin to the Magician’s Assistant but with a little more umph. More dry hopping & a little more … Continue reading
“Maximizing your bio-transfer” does not refer to something your Grandpa might be working on when you see him taking the newspaper into the bathroom. No siree Bob. It’s about getting the most out of your hops, which is something you … Continue reading
SMaSH Farmhouse ale with golden Promise and El Dorado hops.
This time we took our imperial stout & aged it in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels. We love how it turned out. Hope you do too.
Tweak , tweak & tweak some more. That’s been our m.o. when creating our range of hazy IPA’s. They’re a tough style to master but we feel like we’ve really found our Superflu…errr stride. The Synesthesiac is our third hazy … Continue reading
Little hazy, IPA. What is it about “session ipa” we just can’t get our heads around? Not sure, but it’s just not a term we’re entirely comfortable with so we toiled for weeks over a style descriptor “small ipa” “shrimpy … Continue reading
We think the words of Tjinder Singh best sum up this beer: “Been a long journey, long, long times, Many roads we couldn’t climb. But once again, the name of the game is funky And it’s funky again. Seems like … Continue reading
Canada’s first Trans-Coastal style IPA! Wanna know why its the first…? Well that’s cause we totally just made up the style. There was no such thing ten minutes ago, but then we made this post, so now there is. What … Continue reading
Tart saison. It’s a riff on Joe’s Barn. True mixed fermentation beer with lacto & brett. Twang-a-lang-lang…-lang-lang…lang-lang…laaaaaaaang, Twang-a-lang-lang…-lang-lang…lang-lang…laaaaaaaang – (think Deliverance) Tarter & Twangier than a twangy tart thing on international tart things are twangier today day.
Brassneck X Dageraad Collab – Belgian style tripel with Brettanomyces Lambicus secondary fermentation. Look out for the bottle conditioned version coming December 2017. (will age well… like you could put one away in your cellar to crack when Trump gets … Continue reading
Bjorn Yesterday showed us what the Norwegian “Kviek” Yeast brings to the table. It was the blueprint for this beer. We dry hopped the (kinda boring) blueprint Norwegian Farmhouse Ale they like to call “Bjorn Yesterday” with West Coast hops, … Continue reading
Simple Farmhouse ale brewed with Norwegian “Kviek” yeast. This beer was an experiment to showcase this awesome hot new yeast we have recently discovered. And when we say HOT we mean Haaaaawt!!! ((We fermented at 40oC (thats H-O-T!)) This yeast … Continue reading
Well, it took us a minute but we finally jumped on the bandwagon & made a hazy IPA. Tons of late addition hops + dry hopping at multiple stages give this beer that big juicy hop character you’re looking for … Continue reading
A Poem: part-witbier part-hazy ipa part-dry hopped sour part-gose part-y (in your mouth) End.
Once upon a time two chaps who work at Brassneck Brewery, Jeffrey & Nigel found themselves at an illustrious Banquet held by the Chef’s Table Society of British Columbia featuring superstar chef’s from across the land pairing their incredible creations with the … Continue reading
As far away from the east coast as possible style west coast IPA. Brewed in commemoration of our three year anniversary in collaboration with the Alibi Room. It’s a single hopped cloudy fruit bomb using Idaho 7 hops.
In true Brassneck fashion, we readied our English Summer Ale just in time for fall & called it a Golden Ale. And for arguments sake, let’s just say it’s wimpy. Wimpy like a scrawny Brit on Brighton beach, skin tinged … Continue reading
Remember that Buzzkill beer? Yeah, that’s right, the one where we isolated wild yeast from the guts of wasps? Well, one of the yeast strains we ended up with we really liked. (Mostly for the gentle acidity, also known as … Continue reading
Syntax Error is a beer we made more different than most. We didn’t not want the Brett Lambicus to take stage centre here. We really wanted that Brett to be apart of peoples tasting experiences which is almost certainly definately … Continue reading
Brand new Saison for 2016. This one is single hopped with the fruity, floral, unusually UN-German, German Hop variety called Hallertau Blanc. (full of surprises them Germans…well, this one surprise anyways). We’re also using a Belgian yeast strain we’ve never … Continue reading
Our friend Jason went for a walk in the woods this past spring and came by the tasting room hoping to pay for his beer with a big old bag of fresh Douglas Fir tips. We’re not into rushing things … Continue reading
The blending of two special yeast strains helps create this beer’s magical fruitiness. more to follow…
You know us by now. At Brassneck we like to mind our P’s & Q’s when we come up with new beers. (That’s right, Poundability & Quenchability). The People Person, whilst still being unique is no exception. A balancing act … Continue reading
Old School Ordinary Bitter with that classic English hop character brewed in collaboration with Takeshi Guenette. Are you bored yet? Good. You`re supposed to be! Imagine you`ve just eaten a delicious pork pie for lunch, had a bag of salt … Continue reading
Although Burnaby is forever separated from our city by the near-impenetrable ‘Boundary Road’ we’ve discovered that there exists a secret link between the minds of our Conrad Gmoser and Dageraad’s Ben Coli. It’s a bit like that tunnel in the … Continue reading
Massive Aggressive was brewed to commemorate the Alibi Room’s 600th beer list. It’s our flagship beer, Passive Aggressive, on steroids.
We had one thing on our mind & one thing only when we decided to make this beer. Yeah, that’s right, you guessed it… Sausages! Named after, and brewed in honour of one of our favourite places in town, Bestie! Fest … Continue reading
You may be asking the question “Why”? To which we answer, a soft whisper in your ear as you sleep, disguised as your subconscious, “Why the fuck not?” Brewed with tons of German Pilsner malt & enough Saphir hops to … Continue reading
Brett primary IPA that abducts your tastbuds & probes your thirst with a medley of late addition hops including citra, amarillo & galaxy. Fruity hoppy fruity hoppy fruity hoppy fruity hoppy …you get the picture.
Smokey Belgian Quad – not for the faint of heart or palate. (*do not operate heavy (or otherwise) machinery after use).
Unadulterated, golden hued, classic Belgian Tripel.
We like our Saisons here at the ol’ Brassneck. They are so versatile with food, yet great on their own, measuring high on the IQU’s (International Quenchifying Units) We’re also into experimenting with different Saison yeast strains & lacto culture. … Continue reading
Built with almost entirely German ingredients, the best way we could describe this beer is a “Dark Altbier”. (A term which would no doubt have most German purists spitting feathers!). Not unlike a stout, this beer is black in colour, … Continue reading
(This one’s a little on the nerdy side, sorry). Our strong, malty, Barley Wine is a barrel conditioned blend using 2 wild yeast strains during secondary fermentation: 25 % Brettanomyces Lambicus. (Brett “L”) 75% Brettanomyces Claussenii. (Brett “C”) It’s 10% … Continue reading
Strata is the flavour of the month. We thought we’d see exactly what they bring to the table by brewing a single hop pale ale with them.
Brassneck’s take on a ginger beer. A malty amber base with a Belgian twist is conditioned in the cellar with hundreds of pounds of fresh ginger. ‘Tis the season.
Nano Batch of experimental strong stout brewed with Cocoa Nibs & Hot Peppers.
Belgian Golden Ale with west coast hops brewed in collaboration with one of Portland’s finest, Breakside Brewing.
Tapster’s Promise is a nano batch, so tasting room only for this brew. This English Strong Ale has seen some oak for a good 4-5 months so she’s not shy on whiskey & wood character. Expect big malt sweetness, balanced … Continue reading
A real experiment from the boys in the brewhouse this one. Based on the almost extinct Lichtenhainer beer style, “Thought Crime” is essentially a combination of Berlinerweisse & Rauchbier. Sour & Smokey, together at last. There could be a reason this … Continue reading
In the spirit of Halloween we resurrected an old saison we brewed for the first & only time waaaay back in 2014. (We’ve learned a few tricks over the past 4 or 5 years!) Saison brewed with a blend of … Continue reading
Yeah, we know, we’ve got a few pale ales on the go but we really enjoy tweakin’ the recipes & messing around with different hops. This guy does show similarities to the Passive Aggressive, but we dialed back the booze … Continue reading
This Porter has been aged approx 9 months in american oak & fermented with “Brett C”. The flavour is very unique, almost a little jarring at first with lots happening as the dryness of the porter, the subtle fruitiness of the wild yeast … Continue reading
Baby cuz to the One Trick Pony. Little Pony’s base malt is Pilsner, the single hop will vary just like the O.T.P but this time we’ve dialed everything back bringing it down to a very drinkable 5.0% abv. It won’t … Continue reading
From the Brassneck Saison range. Lots of wheat malt to lighten up the body combined with that Dupont yeast strain we like so much. Friendly ABV’s (just 5%) make this beer a perfect quaffer on those lazy days when your … Continue reading
The swan song beer of german brewer Robin Bolder, this guy has an obnoxious amount of different malts & a heavy hop hand to boot. Roasty to the extreme, a real full bodied mouthful with a swift, cleansing dry finish. … Continue reading
It had been nine months & more than 50 different beers brewed, but Cannon Fodder was our first straight up IPA. Familiar with the Ten Times Ten Pale ale? Well, this Double IPA is kinda like Ten Times Ten Times Ten Times … Continue reading
This beer won’t have the Beerazzi foaming at the mouth, but if you’re looking for a straight up brown ale that won’t club you over the head with alcohol, we think we might have just the thing. Subtle notes of … Continue reading
We took another fairly straight forward style here & decided to Brassneck it up a tad by giving it a little twist. Time to get nerdy boys & girls. Ambiguation is built like a Belgian Wit except we primary ferment … Continue reading
The intention here was to recreate the quintessential, slightly butch American Pale Ale with that big piney nose only Centennial Hops can give you. The hops for the current batch were grown by Bredenhof Hop Farms near Abbotsford. Illustration by … Continue reading
What’s this “Changeling” all about then? Well, its kettle soured, like a Berliner Weisse. (We turn the “lactic acid dial” up a few notches on the base beer, so it’s nice & puckerish). Then, as the name would suggest, we … Continue reading
Mr.Personality is another one from our “Meant to be Poundable so Shuddup And Drink” range. Inspired by the Vienna Lager style, but fermented with a German Kolsch yeast. We just wanted a well made, clean amber ale, with no surprises … Continue reading
Another from our range of Saisons. This time the addition of Rye malt & a boost in original gravity gives the beer a full mouth feel. This slightly “chewier” body provides the perfect backbone for the hops & fruity saison … Continue reading
“One Trick Pony” is a strong IPA brewed with Pilsner Malt & a rotating single hop. We use pilsner malt, so that the malt presence provides a clean slate to showcase the hop variety. At 9%, we encourage you to … Continue reading
This brew is lacto-soured in the kettle, like a Berlinerweisse. (This was the second beer we tried this technique with). Then we dry hop with some punchy hops. Nelson Sauvin, Citra & Amarillo are a few that we have used. … Continue reading
Seems that when most breweries make a coffee beer it’s Espresso Stout or Porter. We wanted to try something a little different. We brewed a base beer deep amber in colour with natural malt sweetness & delicate fruit character. Instead of adding … Continue reading
Just like the Germans like things to be. No surprises here. Tradition rules the day on this one. Lovely, high quality German malts dance in their Lederhosen with assertive hop bitterness. It’s clean, bright & just a smidge boring (but … Continue reading
Built like a lager, but fermented with an ale yeast, our tried & true Kolsch is meant for quenching thirsts, not blowing minds. (unless your mind is blown by the sheer scale of it’s thirst quenchable-ness).
Strong Belgian-Style Golden Ale.
Stronger than our “Fall Back” session stout at 6%, the “Killjoy” has some extra body allowing for it’s rich malt character to shine. Little cousin to the “Inertia” Imperial Stout (9%), you’ll still find notes of coffee, chocolate & roasty goodness, but … Continue reading
We kidnapped a Saison, held it hostage for several months in our Foudre, letting it sit & condition on Brettanomyces. The more time passed the more it started to like us. It rewarded us by tasting delicious. Stockholm Syndrome can … Continue reading
Aging our Inertia stout in Jack Daniels barrels just pushes the ISU’s off the charts!!! (ISU’s ? Oh, International Smooooooooove-ness Units of course). Seriously though, the barrels round out any rough edges & give the beer more complexity. Coconut, Cherry … Continue reading
You may or may not know that our brew system was from the legendary brew pub DIX. Former brewmasters Derrick Franche & Tony Dewald put DIX on the map for its killer IPA. If you can believe it 20+ years … Continue reading
Pronounced ~/chair – rubb – esk // It’s hard not to toss a few cliches around here, so let’s do it with bells on. Beer nerds think they can get away with throwing a pair of e’s at the end … Continue reading
Classic English malt character, old school hops & an English yeast strain with just the right amount of fruitiness. A traditional English Bitter brewed by ever-so-slightly jaded 25 year veteran of the BC brewing scene, Shirley Warne. Don’t mess with … Continue reading
A Classic Belgian Wit. Coriander & orange peel combine with Belgian yeast & wheat malt. (Oh, & we have been known to add hibiscus OR camomile flowers to spice things up a little).
Our Brew Master is as proud of his European heritage as he is his ability to make a killer Hef. We’ve gone for a straight forward, traditional, unfiltered Bavarian style Hefeweizen with hints of banana, clove & cinnamon. Illustration by … Continue reading
We’ve always wanted to have good quality lagers available at Brassneck. However, due to production restraints and the amount of fermentation time a really great Pilsner deserves, our capabilities to produce this kind of beer have been severely limited. (mostly ’cause … Continue reading
This was our first foray into experimenting with what we call “Turbo Sours”. Very much like a Berlinerweisse, the TizzWozz is kettle soured, giving it a gentle acidity. This version was unadulterated but we got these huge grape notes. This … Continue reading
A thirst quenching stout? Yup. Don’t be deceived by the darkness. The Fall Back has those lovely roasty flavours you expect to find in a stout, but the lighter body means your pallet gets a brisk, dry sweep after every … Continue reading
Another one measuring high on the Brassneck patented Pound-O-Meter. A straight forward pale ale base fermented with Ardennes yeast. We usually use a nice floral European hop such as German Saphir to complement the herbal esters the yeast produces. Warning! … Continue reading
The Barn Burner is a Saison with a difference. The addition of roast malts increases the acidity giving a nice little twang to the finish. The grist includes a smattering of star anise for that, ‘ow you say, “Je ne … Continue reading
A traditional style Saison. Think “pears poached in white wine” for flavour profile. Side note: You’ll find pieces of our friend Joe’s barn all around you when sitting in the tasting room.
As is the case with so many beers out there in the world, it’s got a cool name so it must be delicious. Right?? Our Porter breaks the mold by being a little on the hoppier side. We use Bramling … Continue reading
Our interpretation of the White IPA. Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt, Belgian Yeast, Secrets, Magic & rotating hops combine to create a lovely balance of flavours that seems to satisfy everybody from the hardest to please hop head to the not so … Continue reading
Our most simple beer, yet the one we agonize over the most. English malts combine with the classic Cascade hop to create, what we hope will be your favourite, fridge filling “Welcome Home” beer.
Once again our Head Brewer showing his aptitude for creating strong, flavourful beers without making them undrinkable. As with most Imperial Stouts BIG roasty flavours of coffee & chocolate prevail with a little hint of licorice. Ours has a lovely … Continue reading
This was the first beer Conrad test brewed in his shed. “That’s it” we said. This was the first beer we brewed at Brassneck. A bright Pale Ale with a strong hop backbone. The ever so slightly sweet malt character … Continue reading
A riff on the Hefeweizen style, Brassneck “Multiweizen” is made with 5 grains. Rye, Wheat, Barley, Oats & Corn. We open ferment with a nice authentic hef yeast. The open fermentation allows the yeast to go bonkers, producing all kinds … Continue reading
We want to offer a full range of Saisons at Brassneck. The Small Wonder is the lightest Saison we produce. The intention with this beer is for the big fruity esters & thirst quenching dryness of the Saison Dupont yeast … Continue reading
From our “Don’t Think Too Hard, Just Drink, It’s A Bloody Golden Ale” series, the Blichmann’s Finger has arrived. English malts (Golden Promise), Belgian “Ardennes” Yeast & usually Australian or New Zealand hops make up the genetics of this beer. … Continue reading
This one of our faves. Mostly because we rarely have the fermentation room to brew it because it takes 8-10 weeks. It’s a simple, satisfying beer. The kind beer nerds don’t really understand. “Why is my tongue not disintegrating under … Continue reading
“Friends don’t let friends” Dessert sour with blackberries and ruhbarb. Done with our buddies at Luppulo! June 2018 “MConrad vs Cowboy Dan” Fresh hopped Belgian Pale Ale brewed in Collaboration with Cowboy Dan, assistant brewer at Parallel 49 Brewing. “Attention … Continue reading