I was recently at Cellars Fine Wine & Spirits and saw a sale on Howe Sound Brewing beers. These beers are usually out of my price range, but they were selling bottles for $13.99. See… I told you they were expensive. But if you bought one bottle, your second bottle was only $1. That is pretty much like buy one get one free! So I grabbed a bottle of Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale and a bottle of Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout. Oh, and I’ve had a bottle of the Megadestroyer Imperial Licorice Stout. Like black licorice? Pretty much that… It was amazing! I digress.
The beer is amazing. But that isn’t why I am writing this blog post. I didn’t know much about this brewery, but the label explains a lot. Oh, and the bottle is 32 ounces… It has the government label, a nice top and can be used as a growler. So there’s that! Anyway, I wanted to share what the label said as I fall in love with this Canadian brewery. Check it out!
IN 1982, BC’s John Mitchell and Frank Appleton pioneered one of North America’s first modern craft breweries at Horseshoe Bay, on BC’s spectacular Howe Sound. In 1996, John Mitchell helped design the Howe Sound Brewery and worked as our first brewer, developing our initial flavours and recipes. Known as the “grandfather of craft brewing in Canada,” we are very proud of John’s ongoing relationship with our brewery. Today, we continue to brew in the craft style, producing a wide variety of ales and lagers that have garnered national and international recognition. We invite you to join us, as we brew the beers we wish to see in the world.
The label goes on to explain more about the beer, but I was just excited to learn more about Howe Sound. I guess I need to visit BC. This brewery looks sweet. Oh, and they have a hotel there. It is a hotel, a brewpub and a restaurant. How neat is that?
Anyway, I just wanted to share what the label said. Have you had a chance to try any beers from Howe Sound?