Nestled in the Heart of Vancouver Island, The Alberni Valley was known for many years solely for its forestry and paper mill industries. These days the area is reinventing itself and finding new purpose in tourism, recreation, and a new wave of brave entrepreneurs. Twin City Brewing is an initiative to produce fresh, locally crafted ales for the surrounding community and beyond.
The name itself is throwback to the era leading up to 1967 when the Alberni Valley was made of two distinct municipalities, Alberni and Port Alberni. This was a time when the forestry and pulp mill industries were booming, and product quality was king. Eventually the two communities joined together as one. We want to incorporate that same attention to product quality and sense of community today. Just a small reminder that you have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.
Swedish GymnastSingle-Hopped Blonde AleABV: 5.0 %IBU: 24
A light blonde with a lot of hops. All jokes aside, this hybrid mash-up is part blonde ale, part India Session Ale, and part American Wheat Ale. Using only a pineapple-citrus forward hop variety called Citra this beer is heavy on tropical hop flavour without an overwhelming bitterness.
TypecastGerman PilsnerABV: 5.0 %IBU: 30
Our first foray into Pale Lagers, this German-inspired Pilsner is made using imported German Malt, Hops, and Yeast. Light with a snappy, crisp hop profile from both traditional Hallertau Mittelfrüh as well as a small amount of the more modern Hallertau Blanc. Careful mineral additions also helped to replicate the water chemistry of the Northern German Region.
Vanishing ActPineapple Coconut SourABV: 5.4 %IBU: 10
Abracadabra! This tart blonde ale is acidified with a blend of Lactobacillus then combined with Pineapple and Coconut to produce a refreshing, yet familiar flavor-profile. Essentially a liquid vacation.