Hand crafted with the finest ingredients we can get our hands on, our beers are unique, well-balanced, and dangerously delicious. You can expect both tradition and nuance; both boldness and subtlety. Take it as a testament to our home in beautiful BC, bringing the untamed Wild West into the pristine Warm Land of the Cowichan Valley.

NOTE: Quality craft beer deserves quality company, so these brews are best enjoyed with friends, family, and in the presence of the great outdoors.

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SIGNATURE BREWS

Available year-round, these tasty beers are Red Arrow’s bread and butter! We like to think we’ve got a little something for everyone on this list…

 
 Kustom Kolsch | 650ml | ABV: 5.0%

Kustom Kolsch | 650ml | ABV: 5.0%

Kustom Kolsch

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND in 650ml bombers and 355ml 6-pack cans

Paying tribute in name and in label to our friends from Arrow Custom Cycles (the previous owners of our stunning brick building), we’ve brewed a pleasantly light and traditional ale that is sure to please all palates. Just like the bikes built in our walls before us, our Kustom Kolsch is finely tuned and ready to ride. This German style golden ale pours clean and bright with a slightly herbal, bread-spice aroma reminiscent of sourdough bread. The taste is crisp, light, and refreshing with just the right amount of linger... Perfect for any occasion.

COLOUR: Light gold | AROMA: Herbal dough  |  TASTE: Clean, bright, refreshing; sourdough bread


 Old Style Lager | 650ml | ABV: 5%

Old Style Lager | 650ml | ABV: 5%

Old Style Lager

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND in 650ml bombers and 355ml 6-pack cans

Time. Honour. Tradition. Patience. Brewed with the finest ingredients we can get our hands on, this Lager is aged for an extended time in horizontal tanks to ensure the smoothest taste and utmost clarity.  We aim to highlight the subtle nuances of a quality craft lager, using many old-world recipe traits, reflecting our west coast take on a true classic. With a rich, barley malt body and a rounded, clean finish, all signs point towards a delicious taste experience.

COLOUR: Golden
AROMA: Fresh, lively, malty 
TASTE: Clean, smooth, refreshing; slight nuttiness; slight tang
AWARDS: People’s Choice Best Beer at Penticton Fest of Ale 2017


 Sweet Leaf IPA | 650ml | ABV: 6.3%

Sweet Leaf IPA | 650ml | ABV: 6.3%

Sweet Leaf IPA

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND in 650ml bombers

Here on Vancouver Island, in the always beautiful British Columbia, we are so fortunate to be surrounded by endless amounts of dynamic growth and natural plant life. Explore our lush, coastal flora with the Sweet Leaf IPA. Pungent and fruity, Sweet Leaf is the essence of the Island. This beer pours a beautiful bright amber with a robustly fruity and floral bouquet. Its sharp hop kick, featuring notes of tropical and citrus fruits, is balanced by a smooth, medium malt profile and lingers just enough to leave you wanting more.

COLOUR: Bright amber
AROMA: Floral and fruity
TASTE: South Pacific tropical citrus hop & balanced malt finish


 Piggy Pale Ale | 650ml | ABV: 5%

Piggy Pale Ale | 650ml | ABV: 5%

Piggy Pale Ale

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND in 650ml bombers and 355ml 6-pack cans

In our community, rugby is not just a sport—it’s a way of life. When opposing teams come to town to take on the Piggies, they know it’s going to be a hard game. They also know that every drop of blood and sweat left on the field will be replenished back in the clubhouse with the tip of a pint of some fine ale. We took our love of the game (and of our local team, the Cowichan Piggies) and pitched it into this highly session-able, tavern-style Pale Ale. Pouring a light golden-orange, this little Piggy has a medium hop body, balanced malt and just enough gumption to bring home the game. Best enjoyed with friends and teammates!

COLOUR: Light golden-orange
AROMA: Earthy, herbal hops; slight citrus
TASTE: Light and smoothly hoppy; a dry, yet refreshing ruck of the palate

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AWARDS: Bronze in Canadian Brewing Awards 2016

(category: English Pale Ale)

 

 Midnite Umber Ale | 650ml | ABV: 5.1%

Midnite Umber Ale | 650ml | ABV: 5.1%

Midnite Umber Ale

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND in 650ml bombers

Every brewery needs a guardian. Meet ours, Christopher, the all-seeing gargoyle. He’s been watching over our building for years. As the bell tolls on the darkest hour, he is there—a few chips and bumps, but sturdy as always. This richly malty, but easy-drinking beer is dedicated to him and his watchful legacy in which we can all find a little comfort. A refreshing take on a darker style of beer, the Midnite Umber Ale pours a beautiful ruby/reddish brown (also known to artists as umber) and has notes of candied apricot and demerara. While this brew is full of rich, decadent flavours, its body is surprisingly light. Balanced nicely by a solid hand of southern hemisphere hops, and with a smooth malt finish, the Midnite Umber Ale is the best of tease and temptation.

COLOUR: Ruby/umber brown
AROMA: Toffee and dragon fruit
TASTE: Candied apricot, toffee and malt, slight hop finish

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AWARDS: Bronze in Canadian Brewing Awards 2016

(category: North American Amber-Lager)

 

 

LIMITED BREWS

These beers are creatively crafted throughout the year in limited quantities. Ask us about our current availability and be sure to look for them at your local!

 
 Sunset Empire Fresh Hop IPA | 650ml | ABV: 6.0%

Sunset Empire Fresh Hop IPA | 650ml | ABV: 6.0%

Fresh Hop Co-Op: Sunset Empire New England Style IPA

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A bountiful harvest brought to you by our Co-Op of thirsty gardeners. This single batch brew includes a merry mixture of hop varietals naturalised to the Cowichan Valley (some well-known names like Cascade and Centennial, but also some beautiful wild varieties we cloned ourselves!), all grown locally as part of our Fresh Hop Co-Op Project. The project has been growing strong since 2016 and is the perfect reflection of our appreciation to our amazing community of friends and fans in the Valley, as well as the outstanding growing conditions this Island provides for seasonal crops like hops.
It was once said that the sun never sets on the British Empire. The birthplace of the IPA style has now sunk into the backdrop of history, making way for new horizons. This year’s freshly hopped ale, brewed in the less-traditional New England style, is a unique opportunity to sample the flavours of the land. Pouring a vibrant yellow-gold owed to the use of oats and wheat, this brew has a bold, but light body, erupting with notes of zesty grapefruit, lemongrass and herbal pine thanks to this year’s incredible hop harvest. We hope you enjoy the fruit of our dedicated hop growers labour in this once-a-year treasure.

COLOUR: Bright, hazy yellow-gold
AROMA: Lemongrass and pine
TASTE: Vibrant grapefruit and lemongrass; herbal, resinous linger


 Chocolate Milk Stout | 650ml | ABV: 6.5%

Chocolate Milk Stout | 650ml | ABV: 6.5%

1000 Light Years From Home Chocolate Milk Stout

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With a taste that is out of this world, this limited edition winter brew is not for the lactose or adventure intolerant. Crank up your oxygen tank and get ready to launch into a dark and decadent stout that will tantalize your taste buds with enticing roasted chocolate malts, organic cacao nibs and a slight sweetness derived from the addition of lactose. It’s a long way home when you’re lost in flavour!

COLOUR: Deep brown
AROMA: Dark chocolate and roasted malts
TASTE: Smooth and decadent; cocao nibs with hints of creamy sugar


 Idle Hands Oaked Orange Ale | 650ml | ABV: 6.66%

Idle Hands Oaked Orange Ale | 650ml | ABV: 6.66%

Idle Hands Oaked Orange Ale

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Everybody knows that Idle hands are the Devil’s work, so it’s important to keep busy in these uncertain times. This belly-warming brew clocks in at a devilish 6.66% and will help ease the chill of those cold winter nights, while keeping your taste buds busier than ever. A malty ale brewed with candied orange peel and aged with plenty of oak, Idle Hands pours a deep chestnut brown with a bone-white head, revealing sensual aromas of orange blossom and earthy vanilla. Its warm embrace and bright, yet decadent flavours are sure to satisfy, but be warned: your idle hands will soon be grasping for more.

COLOUR: Deep brown
AROMA:Orange blossom & vanilla bean
TASTE: Toffee, roasted malts, subtle vanilla; fresh orange


 Hop Shop Imperial IPA | 650ml | ABV: 7.5%

Hop Shop Imperial IPA | 650ml | ABV: 7.5%

Hop Shop Imperial IPA

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This high octane limited brew is constructed with a trunk load of legendary hop varieties. We held nothing back while building this beast, supercharged with multiple Zeus and Mosaic leaf additions to ensure more than enough horsepower for our fellow Hop Heads. Pouring a pale-gold, this beer has strong aromas of both sweet and sour tropical fruits, like blueberries, passionfruit and guava, complemented by hints of leafy herbs & spices as well as a subtle malt profile. Buckle up and prepare for a wild and tasty ride!

COLOUR: Viscous pale gold
AROMA: Floral and electric; fruity, but gritty
TASTE: bold, intense hops & fruit punch, with balanced herbal zest


 Heritage River Hefeweizen | 650ml | ABV: 5.1%

Heritage River Hefeweizen | 650ml | ABV: 5.1%

Heritage River Hefeweizen

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With its misty mountains, secret beaches and deep, mysterious pools, it’s no wonder the Cowichan River was designated as a Canadian Heritage River. It is endless paradise, teeming with wildlife, begging to be explored and appreciated. Brewed with a traditional Weihenstephan yeast strain, this light and easy-drinking wheat-beer is full of citrus and soft, summery aromas and flavours like citrus fruits, plantains and cloves. Dive in while it lasts!

COLOUR: Hazy. sunset gold
AROMA: Sourdough bread, with cloves and citrus
TASTE: Satsuma orange, citrus and plantains


 Threesome Ale | 650ml | ABV: 5.3%

Threesome Ale | 650ml | ABV: 5.3%

Threesome Ale—Hemp, Honey, Hibiscus

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Only for the open-minded and curious. Threesome is part sultry, part wild and 100% fun. A pleasure for all the senses, this nuanced ale is refreshing and playful, pouring a lovely rosy, reddish pink, it smells faintly of cranberry and hibiscus flowers. The almond-esque, herbal characteristic of organic hemp hearts balances a seductively tart scarlet hibiscus, which is in turn complemented by the sugary smoothness of Cowichan Valley honey. Kick back, relax and just let it happen.

COLOUR: Blush pink
AROMA: Hibiscus and berry 
TASTE: Honey balanced with earthiness; hints of cranberry & floral tartness


 Invasion of the Blackberry Lager | 650ml | ABV: 5.3%

Invasion of the Blackberry Lager | 650ml | ABV: 5.3%

Invasion of the Blackberry Lager

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More than a few blackberries were harmed in the making of this beer. This experiment-gone-right pours a light purple-gold. The aroma is of malty blackberries with a slight hop spice that nicely complements the beer’s bright, yet subtle flavours. Smooth caramel malts balance out the blackberries’ natural tartness, keeping this beer clean and refreshing. Enjoyed by both connoisseurs and beginners, this limited brew’s subtleties are what separate it from the rest. Here’s to an invasion we can all get behind!

COLOUR: Purplish gold
AROMA: Alluring fruit & slight spice 
TASTE: Light, smooth and creamy with subtle blackberry fruit


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