Nestled into the heart of Vancouver Island, this small
Brewery has a bigger heart than most. Our goal is
to create not only beer that we are proud to drink,
but beer that all our friends are proud of, too.
The brewers at Longwood Brewery craft
beer as it was meant to be crafted, so you
can enjoy beer as it was meant to be enjoyed.
THE LONGWOOD LINE UP
authentically brewed beer for any taste. find your favourite today.
TASTING ROOM & GROWLER BAR
As soon as you walk into our tasting room, you will see where the name “Longwood” comes from. Featured are a locally-crafted cedar surfboard from V.Isle Surfcraft and the seriously impressive Zebrawood bar. While giant posters of our amazing designs plaster the walls, the centrepiece
is our custom, stainless steel, 6-tap growler bar. We put the GRRRRR
It doesn’t matter if you are a first-timer or one of our regulars, feel free to pull up a stool and sample the Longwood Line Up. Easily accessible, we are located just off the Nanaimo Parkway. Our friendly and amazing staff will impress you with their vast knowledge about Longwood’s recipes and will definitely help you find your perfect beer. We always have a unique beer
that is only available on the growler bar. Whether you crave a proper
pint can, a bomber, or a growler filled with tank-fresh beer,
Longwood Brewery has what you are looking for.
This is a place for fun, beer, and a little bit of business.
brew. drink. Repeat.
Wanna Tap Us?(WE KNOW IT'S HARD TO RESIST)
We would be tickled pink to be the newest product on your shelf or on your bar. Please contact your local salesmen for more information.
It took years of trying to capture the taste of summer… and here it is! Start with a lightly hopped blonde ale, add fresh raspberry crumbles…ferment again, do the secret dance and now you have the perfect balance between tart and tasty. We only use the best un-pressed, West Coast raspberries to get the most flavour without the extra tannins and bitterness of the seeds. This, friends, is not so much a raspberry beer as a beer with raspberries.
MALTS: Pilsner, Pale Ale, Honey, Crystal, Roast Barley IBUs: 15 Alc/vol: 5%
HOPS: Perle/BC Raspberries COLOUR: Raspberry red with a silky pink head AVAILABLE: Always
The Big One - IPA
Start with a classic British style, brew it in the Pacific Northwest, feature Vancouver Island grown hops and now you have evolution done Island-style. Your taste buds will shudder with the aftershock of intense flavour when you experience this combination of 100% unprocessed whole hop flowers with a medium but balanced malt body.
MALTS: Pale Ale, Black IBUs: 65 Alc/vol: 6.5% HOPS: Zeus, Northern Brewer, Glacier, Centennial COLOUR: Light Copper
Stoutnik - Russian Imperial Stout
This award winning Russian Imperial Stout will send your taste buds into orbit with its rich and complex flavour. Crafted using a combination of high alpha, British whole hops, roasted, chocolate and black barley malts this beer has a rich flavour and a fine balance. The painted black bottle and mysterious Morse Code label makes this beer a brewery favourite.
MALTS: Pale Ale, Munich, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Black IBUs: 40 Alc/vol: 7.5% COLOUR: Deep Space Black HOPS: Northen Brewer, Fuggle, E.K.G AVAILABLE: Always
Extra - Blonde Ale
Longwood’s signature ale is a truly unique brew that is a festival of flavours inside this 1950’s style session ale. This is our first beer featuring locally grown and malted barley! This beer is loaded with Noble hops, which are most famous for their use in European lagers due to their low bitterness yet abundance of floral hop flavour. A low temperature fermentation creates a balanced, easy to drink “session ale.”
This Dunkleweizen is sure to refresh, with its rich, dark colour, yet clean, smooth palate. A proprietary blend of our house ale yeast and Bavarian wheat yeast creates a fruity and complex taste that has been a long time Island favourite.
This seasonal, Belgian Style Saison is not for the faint of heart. Born in a pumpkin patch and raised in the brewery, this 9% bad boy is not your grandma’s pumpkin pie. Eight slaughtered pumpkins and a whole lotta spice were boiled in a cauldron of barley, hops and anything else we could find lying around. Fly orange with full patch.
90% of the ingredients come from within a 20 km radius of our brewery. VERY RARE! Who said hop heads couldn’t love lager. After pouring a beer laced with a thick white head, you can prepare yourself for an intense rush of malt flavour and a bitter hoppy finish.
MALTS: Locally Grown and Custom Malted 2 Row IBUs: 70 Alc/vol: 7% HOPS: Locally grown Mt Hood and a bunch of imported Noble variety COLOUR: Gold
The One That Got Away - Red Wheat Ale
Inspired by the annual West Coast Tuna Shootout (bctough.com), a fishing derby that takes place in the wild West Coast waters of Bamfield, BC. This easy drinking, unfiltered, red wheat ale is made with 50% wheat and a healthy dose of crystal malt to create a slightly sweet, burnt copper coloured beer. Ideal for pairing with any West Coast seafood, especially tuna. Grab one before it gets away.
MALTS: Pilsner, PaleAle, Munich, Wheat, Crystal, Black IBUs: 20 Alc/vol: 6% HOPS: Tettnang
COLOUR: Burnt Copper AVAILABLE: Late Summer/Early Fall
With this beer we pay homage to a true Victoria classic. Generous amounts of ginseng give this velvety cream ale its virility and wood like character. Fresh ginger teases your senses with a quiet spiciness in this arousing ale. This is a blast from the past!
MALTS: Pale Ale, Victory, Crystal, Carastan, Roasted Barley IBUs: 20 Alc/vol: 6% HOPS: Pearle AVAILABLE: Look for it when the leaves turn
Winters Own will blanket your taste buds like a fresh winter snowfall. Malty, spicy, fruity and refreshing. German style wheat bock made with 50% wheat. This bete blanche will keep you insulated from the chill of old man winter.