Brewery, East Van

Bomber Brewing – Tasting Room

January 29, 2015

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Rundown:
Tasting Room: Yes
Growler Filler: Yes ($6 for 1L, $10 for 2L, $7 for 1L seasonal, $12 for 2L seasonal)
Food: No

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Bomber Brewing was the last brewery on the East Van Bicycle Tour – just off the beaten path on the corner of Adanac and McLean Drive (2 blocks west of Commercial Drive).

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I really enjoyed the interior design of this one. Their overall branding is reminiscent of classic hockey logos – which I was a fan of (being a design nerd after all). The bar was half full, but we found a spot nestled in the corner. We asked for a tasting flight (four 5oz glasses for $7) and right off the bat my favourite was the Old Fat Heater Winter Ale (8.0% – 39 IBU) – though Blood From A Stone looked pretty good as well (Red Rye IPA), which is a collaboration with Stone Brewing Co.

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I was really bummed that they didn’t have the Choqlette Porter pouring, nor available in bottle – as I’d really like to try that one. They also didn’t have the Shut Out Stout or Absolute Horizon CDA, which were my other choices.

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Bomber Brewing has some pretty neat videos on their webpage – especially their Bombers Hockey Club video – which shows the team where Chief Operating Officer Don Farion, Creative Director Cam Andrews, and Head Brewer Blair Calibaba began discussing the idea of opening a brewery. Personally, I’m a fan of knowing the history and I love it when it’s incorporated into the branding.

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Location:
1488 Adanac Street

Website:
http://www.bomberbrewing.com/

To Try Next Time: 
Choqlette Porter

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