Kustom Kolsch: Light gold  |  IBU’s: 25  |  ALC: 5.0% 

Kustom Kolsch: Light gold  |  IBU’s: 25  |  ALC: 5.0% 

Kustom Kolsch

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND

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.

Aroma: Slightly herbal; sourdough bread  |  Taste: Clean, bright & refreshing 


 Old Style Lager:  Vibrant gold  |  IBU’s: 20  |  ALC: 5%

Old Style Lager:  Vibrant gold  |  IBU’s: 20  |  ALC: 5%

Old Style Lager

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND

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.

Aroma: Fresh and lively, slightly malty  |  Taste: Clean, smooth, refreshing; slight nuttiness; slight tang

Awards: People’s Choice Best Beer at Penticton Fest of Ale 2017


 Sweet Leaf IPA:  Bright amber  |  IBU’s: 65  |  ALC: 6.3%

Sweet Leaf IPA:  Bright amber  |  IBU’s: 65  |  ALC: 6.3%

Sweet Leaf IPA

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND

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.

Aroma: Floral and fruity  |  Taste: South Pacific tropical citrus hop & balanced malt finish


 Piggy Pale Ale: Light golden/orange  |  IBU’s: 37  |  ALC: 5%

Piggy Pale Ale: Light golden/orange  |  IBU’s: 37  |  ALC: 5%

Piggy Pale Ale

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND

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 aroma, balanced malt and just enough gumption to bring home the game. Best enjoyed with friends and teammates!

Aroma: Earthy, herbal hops with slight citrus  |  Taste: Light and smoothly hoppy; a dry, yet refreshing ruck of the palate

CBA-Bronze-Medal.png

Awards: Bronze in Canadian Brewing Awards 2016

(category: English Pale Ale)

 

 Midnite Umber Ale: Ruby/umber brown  |  IBU’s: 33  |  ALC: 5.1%

Midnite Umber Ale: Ruby/umber brown  |  IBU’s: 33  |  ALC: 5.1%

Midnite Umber Ale

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND

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.

Aroma: Toffee and dragon fruit  |  Taste: Candied apricot, toffee and malt, slight hop finish

CBA-Bronze-Medal.png

Awards: Bronze in Canadian Brewing Awards 2016

(category: North American Amber-Lager)


 Fresh Hop Co-Op: Sunset Empire New England Style IPA:  Bright yellow-gold with a little haze |  IBU’s: 60  |  ALC: 6.0%

Fresh Hop Co-Op: Sunset Empire New England Style IPA:  Bright yellow-gold with a little haze |  IBU’s: 60  |  ALC: 6.0%

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

SEASONAL 

A bountiful harvest brought to you from our Co-Op of thirsty gardeners. This single batch brew includes three varietals of hops naturalized to the Cowichan Valley that Red Arrow is proud to call home. These varieties have been given their names from the locations in which they have thrived: Sahtlam, Cow Bay, and Lansdowne. Many thanks go out to the growers that partook in this year’s endeavor; your support in this growing project is truly appreciated! (Check out our Community page for more information on our annual Fresh Hop Co-Op project.) 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 in this once-a-year treasure.

Aroma: Lemongrass and pine  |  Taste: Vibrant grapefruit and lemongrass; herbal, resinous linger


 Chocolate Milk Stout: Deep Brown  |  IBU’s: 25  |  ALC: 6.5%

Chocolate Milk Stout: Deep Brown  |  IBU’s: 25  |  ALC: 6.5%

1000 Light Years From Home Chocolate Milk Stout

SEASONAL - NOW AVAILABLE (LIMITED SUPPLY)

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!

Aroma: Dark chocolate and roasted malts  |  Taste: Smooth and decadent; cocao nibs with hints of sugar


 Idle Hands Oaked Orange Ale: Brown  |  IBU’s: 35  |  ALC: 6.66%

Idle Hands Oaked Orange Ale: Brown  |  IBU’s: 35  |  ALC: 6.66%

Idle Hands Oaked Orange Ale

SEASONAL - COMING BACK FALL 2018

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 bright caramel/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.

Aroma: Orange blossom & vanilla bean  |  Taste: Toffee, roasted malts, subtle vanilla; fresh orange


 Hop Shop Imperial IPA: Viscous Pale gold  |   IBU’s: 95  |  ALC: 7.5%

Hop Shop Imperial IPA: Viscous Pale gold  |   IBU’s: 95  |  ALC: 7.5%

Hop Shop Imperial IPA

SEASONAL - NOW AVAILABLE

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!

Aroma: Floral and electric; fruity, but gritty  |  Taste: Bold, intense hops & fruit punch, with balanced herbal zest


 Heritage River Hefeweizen: Hazy, sunset orange  |  IBU’s: 33  |  ALC: 5.1%

Heritage River Hefeweizen: Hazy, sunset orange  |  IBU’s: 33  |  ALC: 5.1%

Heritage River Hefeweizen

SEASONAL - COMING BACK SPRING/SUMMER 2018

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!

Aroma: Sourdough bread, with cloves and citrus  |  Taste: Satsuma orange, citrus and plantains


 Threesome Ale—Honey, Hemp, Hibiscus: Rosey/Blush-pink  |  IBU’s: 23  |  ALC: 5.3%

Threesome Ale—Honey, Hemp, Hibiscus: Rosey/Blush-pink  |  IBU’s: 23  |  ALC: 5.3%

Threesome Ale—Honey, Hemp, Hibiscus

SEASONAL - NOW AVAILABLE

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.

Aroma: Hibiscus and berry  |  Taste: Honey balanced with earthiness; hints of cranberry & floral tartness


 Invasion of the Blackberry Lager: Golden with a slight purplish hue  |  IBU’s: 23  |  ALC: 5.3%

Invasion of the Blackberry Lager: Golden with a slight purplish hue  |  IBU’s: 23  |  ALC: 5.3%

Invasion of the Blackberry Lager

SEASONAL - AVAILABLE NOW

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!

Aroma: Alluring fruit & slight spice  |  Taste: Light, smooth and creamy with subtle blackberry fruit


 Q Brew Lager:  Vibrant gold  |  IBU’s: 20  |  ALC: 5%

Q Brew Lager:  Vibrant gold  |  IBU’s: 20  |  ALC: 5%

The Q Brew Lager

FEATURE BEER - AVAILABLE NOW

Red Arrow Brewing Company is proud to introduce the Q Brew Lager Celebrating 30 years of 100.3  the Q! rockin’ your airwaves. Here’s to 30 more.

Aroma: Fresh and lively, slightly malty  |  Taste: Clean, smooth, refreshing; slight nuttiness; slight tang


BLAST FROM THE PAST:

BREWED, ENJOYED AND WILL BE REMEMBERED FONDLY... (WHO KNOWS YOU MAY SEE THEM AGAIN SOMEDAY)

Archived: Chocolate Cherry Porter

Archived: Fresh Hop Co-Op: Fresh Hop Sweet Leaf IPA

Archived:  Farmstand RSA

Archived: Craig Street Brewing Co’s Cowichan Bay Lager

Archived: Craig Street Brewing Co’s Arbutus Pale Ale

Archived: Pilot Brew: Northwest Pale Ale