Important Notice – COVID-19 Response:
After much discussion with our staff, families, partners and peers within the industry, we have decided to make the call to close the doors to the Smithers Brewing Co taproom until further notice.
Our business and livelihood depend on people coming together for social gatherings. Through this tough time, we feel that closing the doors to the taproom is the most responsible thing to do in order to promote social distancing and maintain the health of our staff, patrons and community.
We are looking at possibilities for on-site sales, delivery services and other options through this troubling time. We will also continue to run our production facility and service our retail accounts across the region so you can enjoy our beer from the comfort of your own home.
This is uncharted territory for us all and as small business owners these are scary times. We appreciate your understanding and continued support. Stay safe, stay home, and cheers to kicking this thing’s butt!
We will provide updates on social media as we hear more.
There are a total of 10 taps, offering 4 mainstay beers and 4 ever-rotating seasonal offerings. If beer’s not for you, we always have a cider and our in-house brewed kombucha (non-alcoholic) on tap as well.
Last Cast Lager
This style of lager is a Munich Helles (“helles” literally translates as bright/light from German). It’s a classic light lager, with a crisp, dry finish, and just a touch more malt flavour than other lagers like Pilsners or domestic (American) lagers. We adjust our water using brewing salts and lactic acid, so that it matches the water in Munich. Plain and simple, this is a crowd-pleaser.
Twin Falls Pale Ale
A Northwest-style Pale Ale that features citrusy American hops balanced against a substantial malt backbone. As with any NW-style hoppy beer, it has a dry finish and a somewhat sharp bitterness. The hops kick off flavours of orange, lemon, grapefruit, and pine, which balance against spiciness from rye malt, and sweetness from crystal malt.
Hudson Bay ISA
This India Session Ale is brewed in the Northeast or New England style. It is hazy, full-bodied, a little sweeter, and has a softer bitterness than NW style hoppy beers. A huge percentage of the grist is oats, which add a soft, silky mouthfeel. The hops are all either whirlpool or dry hop additions, to maximize flavour of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine as well as minimize bitterness.
Bootlegger Brown Ale
This is an English-style Brown Ale. It’s slightly less carbonated than the other styles. Grains that have been roasted and/or caramelized make up about 20% of the grist, and add flavours of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, and dark chocolate as well as the dark colour. Even though it’s a dark beer, it’s not nearly as dark and roasted as stouts or porters.