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The Process


Crafting a truly unique beer requires a great recipe, the best ingredients, and a consistency that can only be achieved through countless hours of practice. Thankfully, our Brewmaster is very patient. And really loves beer.  


At Side Launch, we have a 35-hectolitre brewhouse with 35-, 70-, and 140-hectolitre fermenters, provided by Newlands Systems Inc. in Abbotsford, BC. 

All our beer uses Collingwood water filtered through our in-house filtration system, a blend of imported and domestic malts, and European and North American hops (depending on the beer). 

More specifically, our Bavarian-style Dark Lager, Mountain Lager, and Wheat follow the very stringent Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian purity law of 1516 that limits the ingredients used to four: water, hops, yeast, and malted barley. And in the instance of wheat beer, one extra ingredient: wheat malt. 

Fermentation periods for our beer vary between 3–7 weeks, depending on the brew.

And lastly, no Side Launch beer is ever filtered or pasteurized, as these processes can strip away the very flavours that make a Side Launch so unique. 

From the BrewMaster




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