Established in 1989, our on-site brewery is rightly proud of its award winning beers. We brew a wide selection of British-style ales and German and Canadian beers that are created with old-world care and without compromise. No syrups, sugars or "adjunct" are used in our 100 percent grain mashes—only barley and wheat malts, plus oatmeal in our special stout. All of our specialty malts are imported from the UK, as is our unique strain of yeast. The ales are naturally carbonated and left to settle or "fine" at cold temperatures, rather than being filtered. Filtration can remove much of the goodness from beer along with the haze. Another negative practice our Brewer avoids is pasteurization. Our natural and healthy brews are more lightly carbonated than the factory product, and served at a palatable 45 degrees F to bring out the fullness of the flavour for which we strive.
Meet our Brewmaster, Andrew Tessier.
Swans Beers are served on tap in our award winning Brewpub. Our hearty brews are also bottled in distinctive 650 ml bottles and sold in our own Beer & Liquor Store.
Most recently Swans Brewery was awarded with 1st place for its Legacy Ale - Barley Wine and 3rd place for Roley's Scotch Ale both in the Strong Ale Category for the 2015 BC Brewing Awards.
To a full list of our awards click here.