Powell Brewery is small independent microbrewery owned and operated by husband & wife team, David (Brewer) and Nicole (Operations).
The brewery opened in December 2012 on a nano scale with a focus on creating high quality, handcrafted beers for locals to enjoy. The brewery quickly gained a name for itself within the community and by May of 2013 they were humbled when receiving the prestigious award “Beer of the Year”, in Canada, from the Canadian Brewing Awards for their Old Jalopy Pale Ale. With the receipt of this award the brewery gained national attention and the small batch beers they were brewing could not nearly meet the demand, and all beers sold out fast. Needless to say, their original goal of staying small and growing slowly quickly changed.
In November of 2013 they took possession of a larger space and over the next year spent day and night building into what was to become their new micro-brewery. By the end of September 2014 the doors to the tasting lounge were open!
Powell Brewery continues to grow and focus on high quality, full flavoured, handcrafted beers using all natural, and preferably, local ingredients to produce delicious tasting beers.
Snacks from East Side Beer Food available in the brewery, as well as a roster of food trucks occasionally.
Awards for Powell Brewery
Old Jalopy Pale Ale – 2016 World Beer Cup Bronze in the ESB Category
Dive Bomb Porter – 2014 BC Beer Awards 3rd Place in the Porter/Brown Category
Old Jalopy Pale Ale – 2013 Canadian Brewing Awards “Beer of the Year” in Canada
Old Jalopy Pale Ale – 2013 BC Beer Awards 3rd place in English Ale Category
Whiskey Porter – 2013 BC Beer Awards CBC People’s Choice Award
Buying beer to take home
Beer is available for purchase in various growler sizes.
Tours available subject to availability, as we only visit the breweries when it’s convenient for them to have large groups.