Crannóg Ales are certified organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized. They have a long shelf life, continuing to mature over 3–4 months. All our ales are available in draught only, in both 18 and 58L kegs. We don't bottle! We do fill growlers - currently all our growlers are 2L and are available pre-filled on our sales days.
Each batch is made by hand in our ten-hectolitre brewhouse. We use all natural ingredients, eschewing the use of rice, corn or sugars. The basis of every ale is organic malt, hops and water, with special ingredients like fruit or potatoes being added to create our unique and delicious specialty ales. We brew with passion and care — and you can taste that in every glass.
"I have a cultural imperative to brew only ales", says Brian MacIsaac. "Ales are a part of Ireland's history, and we don't often get to taste real Irish ales this side of the pond."
On Tap Only
Crannóg Ales is a draught-only brewery. We are committed to bringing our customers the freshest, best quality ales we can, and on maintaining our personal touch. Providing both home-scale and full-size kegs allows us to meet our customers' needs without sacrificing affordability, quality, or the environment.
We pride ourselves on choosing customers who share our ethical approach. For example, you won't find us on tap at strip/sports bars, but you will find us on tap at restaurants who feature local and seasonal and organic food. While we are on tap at a couple of ski hills, many ski hills in BC are on stolen land, have racist relations with First Nations, and are massively environmentally destructive.
Go here for a list of where to get our beer! Please note that this list changes, so you might want to call first to avoid disappointment.
All our beers are available in growlers, 18.5L kegs, 58.667L kegs, and 8.5L Party Pigs. Please pre-order. Contact the brewery for a price list and special event order form, and for availability of seasonal beers.
Back Hand of God Stout
Lean in body and powerful in flavour, Back Hand of God Stout has won many consumers' choice awards. This dry stout is easy to drink, rich and inviting. It is...
Gael's Blood Potato Ale
This rich Irish red ale is made with organic potatoes for an exceptionally smooth, rich body. It is extraordinarily rich in malt flavour, with just the right amount of hop...
In honour of our hopyards, this is a proper India Pale Ale at a drinkable alcohol level. A pale amber malt body emphasizes munich and caramel malts, with enough sweetness...
Red Branch Irish Ale
A rich, red ale in the Irish tradition, this ale glows from the addition of caramel and chocolate malts, with a delicate aroma of Pacific Gem and Fuggles hops. The...
Seasonal - Beyond the Pale Ale
A robust and flavourful ale, with the aromas of Goldings and Pacific Gem hops and a firm, malty body with an exceptionally clean finish. This ale is very similar to...
Seasonal - Hand Truck Porter
Because it's often surprisingly cold in spring, a nice warm Porter is just the ticket. Huge black malts celebrate the art of roasting, with a complex blend of chocolate and...
Seasonal - Old Puddin' Head
A winter ale - around 8.5% alc. by volume, with a big malty body and generous spicing. Look for spicy hops, coriander, bitter orange, mace and plenty of chocolate and...
Seasonal - Pooka Cherry Ale
Our bumper crop of cherries in 2002 brought about our debut Pooka Cherry Ale. We have followed this every year with a new version of cherry ale, always using only...