PACIFIC WESTERN BREWING ... HISTORY IN THE MAKING

The New Year 2017 marks a landmark in Prince George, BC, the 60th anniversary of commercial brewing in the hub city of the BC Interior. Canada’s longest running, British Columbian-owned brewery was established in 1957 on a fresh water spring in Prince George. Originally named Caribou Brewing, Pacific Western Brewing Company (PWB) has had seven owners over its storied past and achieved many milestones: including being the first Canadian brewer to export to mainland China in 1991 and then to Russia in 1996. Along the way these achievements have shaped the character and quality of BC-owned brewing for six decades.

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in Prince George from
1957 to today click here

 

 


A HALF CENTURY OF FIRSTS

PWB Accomplishments

FIRST CANNED BEER in BC

1965

FIRST MALT LIQUOR in Canada

1969

FIRST DARK MILD BEER in Canada

1982

FIRST DRY BEER in Canada

1988

FIRST BREWERY OPERATED Beer Store in BC

1982

FIRST ICE BEER in Canada

1993

FIRST MALTED HERB Beer

1995

FIRST LAGER AND LIME Beer

1996

FIRST ISO 9002 CERTIFIED North American Brewery

1996

FIRST CERTIFIED ORGANIC Lager Beer in Canada

1997

FIRST ISO 9001 CERTIFIED Brewery in North America

2003

FIRST CANADIAN GOLD MEDAL Winner Industry International Awards in Munich

2005