The Victoria beer thread
Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:25 AM
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:31 AM
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:35 AM
Hoyne, Phillips, Lighthouse, Red Arrow, Driftwood - lots and lots of great local draught out there but none of them speak to geography. They also sell well but require a bigger investment on my part when all we want to do is give people what they want and turn tables in the summer.
Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:41 AM
^ I had not thought about that in the name. And yes, VIB has always had good pricing.
Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:02 PM
Someone would have to refresh my memory, but wasn't VIB the first physical brewery (outside of a restaurant - Spinnakers) to be built in Victoria after they tore down the old Labatts joint across from Acklands?
I seem to recall a time when they were the only dedicated craft brewery game in town, and hosted a few private late night "gatherings" in their lobby/bar.
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:34 PM
Thinking about beer in this town, i recalled that the old Labatts Brewery on Government used to have an employee coffee room in it, and there on the wall of the coffee room was a beer tap - from which Labatts employees could pull a glass of free beer for their morning coffee break, another free beer on their lunch hour, and then a free beer again on their afternoon coffee break.
Often, the boys would hang around after work in the coffee room and pull a couple more free glasses.
It was considered a perk of the job, and I recall that the boys made sure that management knew the coffee room "free beer tap" was there to stay.
I guess a business probably wouldn't get away with that these days eh?
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