Beer Release: BC: Get It Now (Again) … Granville Island’s Robson Street Hefeweizen

image courtesy of joelicastaneda. Please go over there and thank him for getting such a great shotLike everything cyclical we are happy to remind you that Granville Island is bring back their annual Seasonal, Robson Street Hefeweizen.

There is so much to love about summer on the West Coast, and Granville Island Brewing (GIB) offers up its king of the patio summer brew, Robson Street Hefeweizen, as one of those things. This award-winning, unfiltered wheat ale is a refreshing accompaniment to a hot day or a rich, spicy meal.

“Robson Street Hefeweizen is brewed with special Bavarian yeast and a generous helping of malted wheat and German hops,” says Granville Island Brewing brewmaster, Vern Lambourne. “It’s a light and refreshing beer that’s perfect for the West Coast lifestyle. It also has subtle clove and banana flavours and aromas balanced by a high carbonation factor that lightens up creamy dishes and of course, pairs excellently with summer sun.”

Rich, creamy foods melt in your mouth thanks to the slight tartness of Robson Street Hefeweizen. Try it with grilled Weisswurst sausages or buttery potato pancakes. The sweet fruit flavours of this ale also counteract the fieriness of a bold Thai curry and the omnipresent carbonated bubbles cut through the heaviness of the coconut milk easily. Adding a touch of lemon to your glass of Robson Street Hefeweizen will also up the flavour ante on delicate fish dishes, such as poached halibut or bass.

To celebrate the return of the summer patio season, GIB is offering its social media followers a chance to join them for an exclusive patio party in partnership with 99.3 CFOX. In addition, throughout the summer, GIB will also be helping those who suffer from “No Know Syndrome” discover their perfect GIB match. Find out if you’re a “Hefeweizen and Raspberry” fan or an “Amber and Pale Ale” connoisseur by scanning your smartphone over the QR codes on coasters that come with every tall glass of Robson Street Hefeweizen. Learn more at

About Robson Street Hefeweizen

Robson Street Hefeweizen won Silver in the 2010 World Beer Championships organized by the Beverage Testing Institute. Get a taste of this winner on patios and in liquor stores throughout Metro Vancouver while summer lasts.

About Granville Island Brewing (GIB)

Established is 1984, Granville Island Brewing (GIB) is Canada’s first microbrewery offering a variety of award-winning beers which are brewed and sold here in BC. GIB is dedicated to handcrafting only the finest premium beers that are 100 per cent all-natural and brewed in small batches to provide consumers with the ultimate tasting experience. In celebration of their West Coast heritage GIB names each beer after iconic Vancouver locations that embody the local lifestyle. From the original Island Lager and English Bay Pale Ale, to Cypress Honey Lager, and now their latest innovation; Brockton IPA, GIB continues to produce a diverse portfolio of beers inspired by life on the West Coast. For more information, visit

Look for this at Liquor Stores, on tap at the brewery (and select locations), or in bottles at the Tasting Room Gift Shop.