Mount Arrowsmith Brewing is Now Open in Parksville

mountarrowsmith.pngBC’s latest brewery, Mount Arrowsmith Brewing opened in Parksville this weekend and the feedback so far seems to be great!

The brewery was founded by head brewer David Woodward, who studied brewery science in the UK, before working at Whistler Brewing for five years, then going on to be head brewer at Tofino Brewing, and most recently Axe & Barrel. Being born and raised in Parksville, this new venture sees him return to his hometown.

The brewery is located at 109-425 Stanford Ave. E., and features a tasting room and retail shop where you can purchase growler fills and packaged products. They are open seven days a week from 11:30 to 19:30, which is impressive for a newly opened brewery!

I hope to hit them up this summer when I aim to cycle up island and head over to Townsite. Wish me luck!

At opening they have four beers on offer:

Comfortably Chum
Hefeweizen — 5.5% Alc./Vol.

A traditional German style Hefeweizen with Canadian pilsner & brewed with malted wheat. A special German wheat beer strain adds a fantastic bouquet aroma & flavours of banana & clove. Lightly hopped with German Hallertau & finished with sweet orange peel. A complex recipe for simple pleasure. Best enjoyed in a glass.

Availability: Bombers, On Tap, Kegs

Salish Sea
Pale Ale — 5% Alc./Vol.

West Coast Pale Ale brewed with a combination of quality Canadian pale & British Crystal malts, Caramalt & a touch of malted wheat. Additions of flavourful West Coast, Mosaic & Chinook hops complete this beer with a citrus fruit characteristic. Best enjoyed in a glass.

Availability: Bombers, On Tap, Kegs

Jagged Face
Indian Pale Ale (IPA) — 7.2% Alc./Vol.

Canadian pale & Munich malt complement select tropical hops including Centennial, Citra & Amarillo to create our flavourful version of a well balanced, but powerful IPA. Best enjoyed in a glass.

Availability: Bombers, On Tap, Kegs

Arrowsmith Blonde
Blonde Ale (IPA) — 4.8% Alc./Vol.

An occasion-enhancing, easy drinking West Coast Ale brewed with Canadian pilsner, Caramalt & Munich malts. Cascade hops & our house ale strain complete an exceptional ale, adding a light grapefruit flavour & fruit aroma to a clean, dry finish. Best enjoyed in a glass.

Availability: Bombers, On Tap, Kegs

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