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Red Arrow Brewing Co.

Some of the best things happen over a beer. Ideas are ignited, friendships are forged and every now and then breweries are born. This holds true for Red Arrow Brewing Co. which is the culmination of friendships and unbridled, hop fuelled desire. We’re a collective. A synergy. Not one thing to one person or all things to every person. We’re a team of co-workers enjoying the creative process together. We create beer with a personality that has meaning to where we are.

“I want to start my own production brewery.”

Chris Gress was a man obsessed with the incredible beers being produced in his home town of Victoria. He was an enthusiastic student of cutting-edge equipment and technology surrounding the beer making industry. He was having a blast as the brewer at Duncan’s Craig Street Brewpub. Co-owner of Craig Street, Lance Steward, knew it was just a matter of time before that pub was going to lose its brewer. Excited by the prospect of developing Duncan’s first production brewery, Lance and Chris formed an alliance, and decided that they would jump off the cliff together. First step. Location. The beautiful Arrow Custom Cycle building had it all. Next, was the fundraising and business planning. Soon the brewery equipment, the name, the branding and the ownership team and the management team.

We are so fortunate to be backed by great community minded, successful people. We are also very fortunate to have launched in June of 2015 with the helpful sweat equity of family and friends. We have never looked back and continue to grow our brand and our customer base with the same passion for craft beer as always.

Brewing
Philosophy

We brew small batch high quality beer in the bountiful Cowichan Valley, taking every opportunity to use locally sourced ingredients. Our beers are crafted to be intriguing, untamed and free.

Brick by
Brick

Our building was originally the home of Arrow Custom Motorcycles. We get to work in a beautiful “Arizona Firehouse” style brick building. The old showroom is our tasting room and store. On the grounds we offer a small courtyard patio, picnic area that is blessed by an original Cowichan totem.

Community
Driven

We here at the Red Arrow Brewing Company love where we live. To us, it is about more than just making great beer. It means the world to us to celebrate the Cowichan Valley.

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