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Venerator - Dopplebock 7.5% alc./vol.
Available March 2017

You can now enjoy our newest seasonal release Venerator. Venereator was first released at Lift Off! during Victoria Beer Week 2017. You can now enjoy this unique release in growlers and draught at Swans Pub. This beer will be available on Vancouver Island 650ml bottles at your nearest craft beer friendly liquor store.

 


A Beer Belly Exploration

Gluten . Meat . Beer

Join us for a beer belly exploration event at Swans Pub. A five course paired dinner with beers by Swans Brewery on February 2nd An opportunity to please your beer belly with our new Pub-Only beer releases.

Tickets are $40 available for purchase at Swans Pub, Swans Hotel or by phone at 250 360 3310.

Belts open at 6:30pm til’ your belly’s content.


PUMPKIN ALE

VISIT US FOR A FREE TASTING OF THIS SEASONAL RELEASE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH FROM 5:30 PM TO 6:30 PM.

A cornucopia of fall flavours; nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and fresh baked pumpkin create a one of a kind malty, full bodied, pie-like brew.

Available in growlers and draught at Swans Pub. This beer will be available on Vancouver Island and the Mainland in 650ml bottles at your nearest craft beer friendly liquor store.


Brewing Revolution Book Launch
The father of craft brewing and 
craft beer legend, Frank Appleton, will have the launch of his new book, Brewing Revolution — Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement at Swans Pub on Thursday Sept 8th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30). Book sales courtesy of Munro's Books (debit, credit, and cash will all be accepted). Make sure to come by and meet the legend. 

COCONUT PORTER

VISIT US FOR A FREE TASTING OF THIS SEASONAL RELEASE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH FROM 5:30 PM TO 6:30 PM.

Feel the wind on your feathers calling you ‘South’ and take flight to the sweet tropics with the taste of this rich porter brewed with real coconut and chocolate malts.

Available in growlers and draught at Swans Pub. This beer will be available on Vancouver Island and the Mainland in 650ml bottles at your nearest craft beer friendly liquor store.


Chico Nico Pale Ale

Visit us for a free tasting of this seasonal release on Thursday, July 14th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

This American style Pale Ale is a clean and hop forward beer. Its character hails from mild grainy caramel malt with an abundant amount of American hops that offer a firm bitter finish. True to its origins in Chico California, this brew is a refreshingly hoppy ale! 

Chico Nico Pale Ale is the perfect session beer at 4.5% Alc./Vol. with a ton of hoppy flavour. Enjoy a pint at Swans Pub in our sunny patio or take it to the beach in a 650ml bottle with its spanking new label.  

Available in growler fills and draught at Swans Pub and 650 ml bottles at your nearest craft beer friendly liquor store.


Tessier's Witbier

Visit us for a free tasting of this seasonal release
on Thursday, June 2nd from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Tessier's Witbier is a Belgian style ale brewed with malted wheat, orange peel, coriander and secret spice. With refreshing zesty notes and 5% Alc./Vol. this beer is the perfect summer beer. Enjoy a pint at Swans Pub in our sunny patio or take it to the beach in a 650ml bottle with its spanking new label.

"If variety is the spice of life, then Brewmaster Andrew Tessier sure likes it spicy. Enjoy this zesty wheat beer spiced with coriander, orange peel and a secret spice."

Available in growler fills and draught at Swans Pub and 650 ml bottles at your nearest craft beer friendly liquor store.


MASTER BLASTER | BRETT SAISON.. ish

Visit us for a free tasting of this seasonal release on Thursday, May 12th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Who runs Craft Beer town?... Master Blaster!!

Originally brewed for Victoria Beer Week's "Thunderdome 2015", Master Blaster is now back to bring you all those fruity and funky flavors that Brettanomyces yeast are known for. This mixed culture brew also harnesses flavours from spicy Saison yeast to create a unique beer that will blast your taste buds off.

Available in growler fills and draught at Swans Pub, and 650 ml bottles at your nearest craft beer friendly liquor store.

 


SUCKER PUNCH | DRY HOPPED CITRA SOUR

Swans Brewery is preparing something that will take you by surprise. Don’t miss out the release of “Sucker Punch” at the Lift Off event during Victoria Beer Week.

Visit us for the Pub release at Swans the next day Sunday March 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 for a free tasting of this dry hopped Citra sour. 

“This sour beer is dry hopped with Citra hops and gets its twang from a mix of lactobacillus strains. Expect aromas of pineapple, mandarin and apricot.“

 


BLACK SWAN | RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

Visit us for a free tasting of this seasonal release on Thursday February 4th from 5:30 - 6:30 at Swans Brewpub.


Swands Brussels Sprouts Stouts

Why eat your your veggies when you can drink them... in beer!

Visit us for the pub release and one night only of Swans Brussels Stouts on Thursday January 14 pouring from 5:30pm.

Swans Stout brewed with maple glazed oven roasted Brussels sprouts.


7 SWANS A SWIMMING LAUNCH NOVEMBER 19TH

Tis the Saison' with our seasonal release 7 Swans a Swimming - Raisin Saison!

Visit us on Thursday November 19th from 5:30 to 6:30 for complimentary tasters.

'Hazy, rustic amber beer brewed with raisins to create a unique complexity. Perfect if you have a stocking in need of stuffing'

 


DOUBLE SHOT PORTER LAUNCH NOVEMBER 5th

Visit us on Thursday November 5th for the launch and tasting of this special release. Complimentary tasters from 5:30 to 6:30

This seasonal release is the product of a great collaboration between Caffè Fantastico & Swans Brewery.

"In a single evening, Caffè Fantastico’s team of skilled baristas pulled 850 double shots of espresso, which have been infused to create this delicious seasonal offering. Selected for its spicy cocoa and earthy tones, Sumatra Mandheling was custom roasted to work in harmony with this porter, creating a rich and complex flavour."


Swans Pumpkin Ale

Pumpkin Pie in a bottle...why eat it when you can drink it!

Visit us for the launch & tasting of this special release on Thursday October 8th from 5:30 to 6:30. Tasters on us!

Forget the Hot Cocoa and visit us at Swans Brewpub for the launch of this Limited Release Brew Thursday Oct. 8th 5:30 to 6:30 with free tasters.
A cornucopia of fall flavours; nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and fresh baked pumpkin create a one of a kind malty, full bodied, pie-like brew.
See you all here.

 


PAST NEWS

Whooper Swan Limited Release

Imperial IPA 9% alc/vol
Wednesday August 5th 5:30 to 6:30

Beers of the highest order and strength.  One of our series of 3 Swans.  This is one trilogy that won’t disappoint. Whopper Swan, Black Swan and White Swan.

Visit us for the launch and tasting of this limited release. This Imperial IPA comes loaded with a whooping 9% alc/vol so beware and sip it like your grandma sips her tea. Free tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday August 5th.


Summer-ize yourself with Tessier's Witbier!

Launch & Tasting Weds June 10

Visit us for the launch & tasting of this special release on Wednesday June 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 for complimentary tasters.

 If variety is the spice of life, then Brewmaster Andrew Tessier sure likes it spicy. Enjoy this zesty wheat beer spiced with coriander, orange peel and a secret spice.

Tessier's Witbier will be available on tap and growler at Swans Brewpub or bottles at Swans Beer & Wine Store and Liquor Stores all over Victoria.

Cheers.


Two Brand New Releases on Thursday March 12.
Tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 at Swans Brewpub.

Master Blaster - Northwest Style Brett-Saison 5.5% alc/vol

This brand new release was brewed with the sole intention to enter the Thunderdome and return victorious from this spectacular clash of titans. If you don't have the chance to try this brew at the Thunderdome event for Victoria Beer Week you will have your chance on Thursday March 12 for its official release at Swans Brewpub.
NOTE: Due to its exotic nature, this funky brew will only be available on Tap and Growler fills at Swans Brewpub.

Black Cygnet - Session India Black Ale 4.5% alc/vol

Another brand new release from our Brewmaster Andrew Tessier to accompany the Master Blaster release. Why?.. you may ask.. Because he can, and what better than to have two new beers at once.
The Black Cygnet will be released alongside the Master Blaster on Thursday March 12. Come for complimentary tasters  from 5:30 to 6:30.
NOTE: Due to its exotic nature this brew will only be available on Tap and Growler fills at Swans Brewpub.


Legacy Ale is is finally here!

This Barley Wine Style Ale just won the Gold Medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2013. This ale was brewed in tribute to Michael Williams' Life and Legacy.
Don't miss out, visit us for this release and tasting on Thursday January 15th from 5:30 to 6:30.


'Tis the Saison' with the release of this Christmas Brew.

Visit us on Thusrday December 11th from 5:30 to 6:30 for a tasting of this Raisin Saison.

"Hazy, rustic amber beer brewed with raisins to create a unique complexity. Perfect if you have a stocking in need of stuffing."

 


Special Release Swans Pumpkin Ale 6% alc./vol.

Swans Pumpkin Ale is now Available at Swans Brewpub, just in time for Thanksgiving Dinner. You can also find this special release at Swans Beer & Liquor Store and select liquor stores around Victoria.

 

 


Swans Arctic Kölsch Wins the Bronze at the Canadian Brewing Awards 2014

The 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards had a total of 904 beer entries for various styles of beers from numerous breweries across Canada. Swans Brewery proudly brings home a Bronze Medal for its Arctic Kölsch in the Kölsch category. This is not the only time the Arctic Kölsch wins a medal, but is the third time in three consecutive years; Silver in 2012, Bronze in 2013 and Bronze in 2014. Winning medals at this high level of competition is not all new for Swans Brewery, just last year Swans Brewery brought home the only gold medal for Victoria. This year there were no gold medals won by any other Breweries in Victoria. This award makes for 31 awards to datein the last 11 years, including brewpub of the year in 2006.

This is an exciting time for Swans with its new enthusiastic GM, Theresa Dickinson, and a fresh new logo and beer labels adorning the bottles later on this month.

“A massive congratulations goes out to our extraordinarily talented Brewmaster Andrew Tessier and his passionate assistant Sebastien Michaud for achieving this high level of achievement“

-Theresa Dickinson, General Manager at Swans Hotel & Brewpub

Clearly Andrew Tessier knows his beer. Congratulations Andrew!

ARCTIC KÖLSCH

“Lighten up with this clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer.  Best to cool you down on a summer’s day.  Pale gold, fresh bread aroma.  Come over to the light side, lager drinkers welcome.”

 


Summer does not officially start without Tessier`s Favorite Brew, Tessier`s Witbier.

Come down and enjoy complimentary tasters of this refreshing seasonal beer on June 5th, from 5:30 to 6:30pm.