VANCOUVER, BC – A long-in-the-works addition to the ever-expanding “Yeast Van” brewery district in East Vancouver has officially opened its doors to the public today (March 1st).
Andina Brewing has been founded by brothers Andrés and Nicolàs Amaya, with able assistance from their respective wives, Rocio and Claudia.
Inspired by the Amaya’s birthplace of Colombia, Andina exhibits a strong South American influence in many areas, from the Patagonia malts from Chile that are used to make all of the beers, to the rotating menu of ceviches and other regional dishes that are on offer in the 56-seat tasting room, to the “La Pola” girl logo and branding created by Colombian illustrator Leo Espinosa.
Debut brands from the brewery include Totuma Kolsch (4.5% abv, 22 IBU), Monita Blonde IPA (6.5% abv, 60 IBU), Ay Ay Ay Pale Ale (5% abv, 36 IBU), and the seasonal Maraca Black IPA (5.7% abv, 50 IBU). All are available by the glass and in flights at the bar, as well as growler fills to go.
Andina Brewing is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily at 1507 Powell Street. For more details, see the recent write-ups on the brewery at Daily Hive, The Georgia Straight, Van Pours, and Beer Me BC, as well as the Andina Brewing Facebook page and website.