Currently On Tap

Whatever Will Be

Syrah Barrel Aged Funkhouse Ale

6.5% abv

Brewed with our friends at Indie Alehouse in September 2016, Whatever Will Be was aged it in Tawse Syrah barrels for 8 months. Whatever Will Be is vinous and oaky on the nose with characteristics of funky fruit and pleasant tanic tartness

Every Way: Nectarine


5.4% abv

Every Way: Nectarine is a vibrant, juicy IPA that finishes balanced and dry. Brewed with 400 lbs of fresh nectarines from Sunnydale Farms in Jordan Station showcasing bright and freshly ripe stone fruit flavours. The heavy use of oats adds a level of complexity to the palate, while a grassy finish balances out the sweetness of the nectarines.

California Never Felt Like Home

East Coast IPA with West Coast Citrus

6.3% abv

California Never Felt Like Home bursts with bright aromas reminiscent of Five Alive and a hint of fuzzy peach thanks to the addition of grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest alongside a massive Amarillo and Citra dry hop. Juicy orange flavours follow suit, smoothed out with a finish that balances the acidity and sweetness of a lemon drop thanks to the use of lactose.


French Table Beer

3% abv

It’s time to reclaim the lunchtime pint. Meals should be worth celebrating, and what better way to do so than having a pint in hand while you take a mid-day break to enjoy a bite? At 3%, SVP is approachable, but different than most attempts are creating a “light” beer as it’s brewed with wheats, oats, and barley, and fermented with our house saison yeast.


Dry Hopped Saison with Orange Peel & Indian Coriander

5.3% abv

Chanan is a hybrid of three styles as it is hopped like an IPA, uses orange peel and coriander like a German wit, and is fermented with our house saison yeast. Chanan is full of bright citrus aromas and flavours and drinks dry, making for an approachable, but complex, refreshing sip every time.

Young Rival


6% abv

Young Rival is our flagship IPA. Using a blend El Dorado, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops, we focused on creating a juicy and tropical IPA with very limited bitterness, and a simple malt bill that lets the hops shine.

On Two

Double IPA

8% abv

Double dry hopped with a ton of Motueka, Mosaic, and Amarillo for huge pineapple, peach, and passionfruit flavour and aromatics. Deceptively 8% with a smooth mouthfeel and a dry finish thanks to the use of flaked oats and wheat.


Berliner Weisse

2.8% abv

Wanderer is a refreshing, sessionable and pleasantly puckering German-style sour ale. With aromas of sour raspberry and flavours of candied fuzzy peaches it is complex while remaining subtle. Try Wanderer straight up, or with one of our house-made syrups. Options include: Blackberry, Lavender Lime, Rhubarb, Dry Hopped Orange & Indian Coriander, or Ginger Lemongrass; each offering their own unique experience.


Dry Hopped Pilsner

4.8% abv

A dry and crisp lager base is boosted by the addition of a double dry hop lending itself to subtle tangerine and grassy notes. Nuanced and refreshing, the finish leaves you wanting Evermore.

Real Real

American Sour Saison

6.5% abv

Real Real is a collaboration with our friend Jen Nad, brewer at Dieu Du Ciel. Real Real was brewed to approach a hopped kettle sour slightly differently. The addition of spelt adds to the body of the beer and provides a touch of honey-like sweetness.

For guest tap, cider, and wine options, please see menu board in our taproom.

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