Dockside Restaurant Appoints Craig Ludtke as Brewmaster, Launches New Seasonal Beers

VANCOUVER, BC – Dockside Restaurant, a casual fine dining restaurant on Granville Island in Vancouver, has announced the appointment of a new brewmaster for its in-house brewing program, as well as the release of a pair of new seasonal beers.

Craig Ludtke joined the Dockside team as bar manager in 2010 following a stint at Spinnakers Brewpub in Victoria where he occasionally assisted in the brewery. For the past several years, he has worked as an apprentice and assistant brewer in the Dockside brewery, while also completing his Cicerone certification.

Since taking on the new role, Ludtke has modified the recipes for Dockside’s core beer line-up, which includes Marina Light Lager (4.6% abv, 14 IBU),  Johnston Pilsner (5% abv, 25 IBU), Cartwright Pale Ale (4.5% abv, 28 IBU), Railspur IPA (6.1% abv, 65 IBU), Old Bridge Dark Lager (4.8% abv, 22 IBU), and Pelican Bay Brown Porter (5.5% abv, 30 IBU).

In addition, he has added two seasonal beers for spring and summer – Strawberry Blonde (4.6% abv, 14 IBU), “a crisp, light golden lager blended with real B.C. strawberries”; and Smoked Honey Lager (5.2% abv, 18 IBU), “a full-bodied red lager brewed with B.C. honey and a hint of smoked malt for a dry finish.”

For more details, see the brewery info section on the Dockside Restaurant website.

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