VICTORIA, BC & KAMLOOPS, BC – A pair of new brewpubs are set to open soon in British Columbia.
In Victoria, The Moon Under Water Pub Brewery is aiming to be open by late September or early October. In a recent profile in Monday Magazine, owners Bonnie and Don Bradley reveal that the establishment – which is named after the famous essay by George Orwell which describes his dream pub – will be true English-style pub, featuring bar service only, and food that is “locally sourced, impeccably fresh and of high quality.”
The beer at the Moon Under Water will be brewed by Don and nephew Ron Bradley, with a permanent line-up of three English-style ales, all at a “session ale” strength 4.5% or less and with strong hop profiles in keeping with the style popular in the Pacific Northwest. The bar will also feature a number of other locally brewed beers, as well as local wines and a good selection of whisky.
Also opening soon will be The Noble Pig Brewhouse, located in the Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre in downtown Kamloops. According to its Facebook page, it will be “an unpretentious neighborhood spot (with) a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere”, and a menu that “combines house made craft brewed beer and a unique beer fusion cuisine”, as created by brewer David Beardsell and chef Darcy Bolger respectively.