image courtesy of Granville Island Brewery More often than not you can’t help but succumb drinking beer based on the seasons. In the Winter it’s dark ales like Stouts, Porters, Schwarz, or Barleywines. In the Spring it’s usually India Pale Ales, Belgian Golden, or a Kolsch. Obviously your choices are different, but the fact is we can’t help but pick a beer based on the weather conditions.

Which is why Granville Island would like to remind you regarding their False Creek Raspberry Ale.

“We like to say it takes some berries to drink a pink beer,” says Granville Island Brewing brewmaster, Vern Lambourne. “Inspired by the urban summer, this seasonal craft brew gets its brilliant colour and fresh raspberry aroma from 100% Fraser Valley raspberries. This ale has a light malt base which is well-balanced with a refreshingly tart – not sweet – raspberry finish. The slightly lower alcohol content also makes it perfect for cooling off during hot summer days.”

About False Creek Rasberry Ale

Make GIB and False Creek Raspberry Ale a part of all your “it’s good to be here" summer moments. False Creek Raspberry Ale brings out the flavours in dishes as simple as a fresh summer salad with walnuts and mild goat cheese. Lightly prepared proteins like smoked chicken taste even better when there’s a hint of raspberry lingering on your tongue. Finish off your summer feast with a chilled False Creek Raspberry Ale and plain chevre on crackers.

False Creek Raspberry Ale will be available while summer lasts in 341ml 6-pack bottles for $12.45 and on tap at select locations around the city.  Find it at liquor stores throughout the province, the GIB taproom and retail store, and on draught at Doolin’s Irish Pub and The Lennox. White Spot will also be featuring False Creek Raspberry Ale chain-wide throughout the summer.


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 in BC. GIB is dedicated to handcrafting only the finest premium beers that are all-natural and brewed to provide consumers with the ultimate tasting experience. In celebration of its 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, Robson Street Hefeweizen and Brockton IPA, GIB continues to produce a diverse portfolio of beers inspired by life on the West Coast. For more information, visit