Old City Smash VI

Old City SMASH V

From cobble streets and top hat greets to the “back in my days” with their simpler ways. When mayors dressed in pirate clothes, why he chose, no one knows. Throw back beers, with friends to cheers. In summer time, we have no fears. Nanaimo bars and bathtub races, coal mine traces and war time faces. This, is our Old City.

Tasting Notes:

Light bodied and easy drinking with a crisp Pilsen malt flavour highlighting the Citra hop’s subtle tropical notes of melon and lychee.

Ingredients:

Water, malted barley, hops, yeast

Aroma and Finish:

Subtle tropical fruit and melon notes

Style:

Single Malt and Single Hop
(Pilsen and Citra)

Specs:

5.0% abv, 35 ibu

Seasonally Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz) Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz) Bomber Bottle (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Straw

Weight Profile:

Light Bodied

Gallows Point Chocolate Porter

Gallows Point Chocolate Porter

It’s as dark as it sounds! A historical event on a tiny island called Protection has given us this ghostly tale to fear.

Tasting Notes:

This delicious dark brown ale has a prominent malty profile, loaded with chocolate and caramel notes. There is restrained roastiness, balanced with a light handed hopping, allowing the malt flavours to shine through.

Ingredients:

Water, Barley Malt, hops, yeast, chocolate

Aroma & Finish:

Malty profile w/ chocolate notes and hints of coffee

Style:

Chocolate Porter

Specs:

5.0% abv, 30 ibu

Seasonally Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz)
Bomber Bottles (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Deep Brown

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied

Fresh Hop Harvest Ale

Fresh-hopped light ale crafted in celebration of the seasonal hop harvest. Featuring locally sourced hops from Cedar Valley and Unicorn Hop Farms. A blend of Cascade, Centennial and Chinook fresh whole cone hops.

Tasting Notes:

Light aromatic floral notes with a subtle spicyness. Light fresh-hop bitterness with sweet notes of grapefruit, tropical candy and grass.

Ingredients:

Water, malted barley, fresh hops and yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Dank and aromatic with subtle spice and grass notes.

Style:

Fresh-Hopped Ale

Specs:

5.4% abv, 40 ibu

Seasonally Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz)

Colour Profile:

Golden

Weight Profile:

Light Bodied

Departure Bay Session Ale

This buzzing social port frequented by beach bums and known for its infamous bath tub races has many stories to tell.

It will greet you with its shores, wave you goodbye and leave you forever inspired.

Tasting Notes:

Light bodied. Crisp fruit flavours, citrus notes and a smooth creamy undertone makes this a refreshing session ale.

Ingredients:

Water, barley malt, wheat malt, hops, yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Light citrus aroma with a delicate wheat and malt profile

Style:

Session American Wheat Ale

Specs:

4.6% abv, 25 ibu

Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz)
Bomber Bottles (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Golden Straw

Weight Profile:

Light Bodied

Yellow Point Pale Ale

Relax as you walk the shores, respect the passing whale and admire the setting sun. Skim the calm waters with your paddle to center yourself and know, you will always return to this place.

Tasting Notes:

Medium bodied. Caramel notes and a prominent malt forward flavour with a toasty finish, complimented with a blend of UK hops for a sweet floral character.

Ingredients:

Water, barley malt, hops, yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Malt forward with caramel notes and a toasty finish

Style:

Pale Ale

Specs:

5.5% abv, 40 ibu

Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz)
Bomber Bottles (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Amber/Copper

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied

Mount Benson India Pale Ale

Accept the challenge, savour the reward. With endless coastal views and picturesque forest, an ambitious hike awaits demanding adventure and a smile of accomplishment.

Tasting Notes:

Medium bodied. This beer offers a well balanced clean malty flavour characterized by its distinguished hop bitterness. Delicious aroma of fruit and citrus.

Ingredients:

Water, barley malt, hops, yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Prominent fruity/citrus hop aroma

Style:

India Pale Ale

Specs:

7.0% abv, 60 ibu

Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz)
Bomber Bottles (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Dark Gold

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied, Deceptively Drinkable

Snake Island Cascadian Dark Ale

Snake Island CDA

A sanctuary and island with mysterious treasures below. The seals and birds don’t know it, but their island is part of the race course. Sailboats aim for the bell buoy that clangs to mark the shallows. On race day it’s the windward mark.  Celebrating “SIN”, The annual Snake Island Nanaimo regatta.

Tasting Notes:

Medium bodied. Full flavoured with hints of chocolate and coffee. A healthy dose of Pacific NW hops to balance the dark malt character. Dark colour profile that drinks like an IPA…. delicious!

Ingredients:

Water, barley malt, hops, yeast

Aroma and Finish:

Malty w/ chocolate body w/ citrus and pine hop notes

Style:

Cascadian Dark Ale

Specs:

6.5% abv, 80 ibu

Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz)
Bomber Bottles (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Dark Brown

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied