A Local 5 Days of Christmas Gifts | Bridge Brewing

Dec. 11, 2015 | Food+Drink | By Matt Council

With Christmas around the corner, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favourite local gift ideas - great for filling stockings and tucking underneath the Christmas tree!

Day 1: The Juicery Co.
Day 3: Green Market
Day 4: Distrikt Movement
Day 5: BC Playthings

Bridge Brewing

Tucked away on Charlotte Road - in the vastly changing area of Lynnmour - is Bridge Brewing, Vancouver's first nano-brewery.  What originally started out of a tiny commercial space in 2012, demand for their tasty concoctions led them to expand last year to their new location where the community flocks to converse and fill their growlers, all while managing to remain 99% waste-free!!!  With the holiday season in tow, so comes their festive seasonals, including my personal favourite winter beer ever, The Grinch (get down their now for their limited release bourbon barrel batch).

For the beer lovers in your home and beyond, stuff the stocking with some hop - Bridge Brewing offers Growler Fill Gift Cards, 650mL bottles (available on location and at most Gov't and Private liquor stores), and some great apparel, glassware and handcrafted Growler Carriers at the brewery!  And if you enjoy a beer in the shower, they also carry custom made beer soaps from Sadie's Soaps of West Vancouver - what a great stuffer!

For more information on their seasonal beers, see below!  And yes, they taste as good as they sound.

The Grinch 650ml  
6.3% ABV, 28 IBU

This naughty but nice winter warmer is now an oaked porter, with hints of vanilla, and cinnamon for a richer and creamier flavour profile.  

Bourbon Barrel Aged Grinch Winter Ale
6.7%ABV, 20 IBU

Smooth and complex, the Grinch has been aged in Bourbon, and Sherrywood Single Malt Barrels along with the  addition of apricots that were used in the making of the Sons of Vancouver Amaretto. Christmas flavours are layered over the warming spice from single malt, and complimented by a lingering sweetness from a slight bourbon character.

Sleigh Booster Imperial Red Ale
9% ABV

Need a kick to help get you in the Holiday spirit? Our Sleigh Booster will do just that, with it's 9% ABV and high roasty malt backbone. Hold on to those reindeer reins! Pouring a brilliant ruby red, this red ale is loaded with depth and flavour, with the caramel character shining through from the Crystal, Caramel and CaraVienna malt. It is balanced with a hefty hop bill containing Chinook, Columbus and Centennial, which can handle the big flavour provided by the malts.