At PWB we’re proud to say: “This is us.”
Let’s raise a glass to PWB, BC’s fiercely loyal, doggedly independent home-grown brewery.
You’d be proud too if you’d managed, over several decades, to withstand the constant marketing assaults of the Big Three globally-controlled mega brewers and you’d managed to keep getting better and build a loyal following.
What’s the secret? There isn’t one … just constant dedication to brewing a quality product and selling it at a fair price. Over the past quarter century, that dedication has been instilled in our team by our owner Kazuko Komatsu. Who else in BC can brew a beer good enough to be exported into the Japanese market … one of the most demanding consumer markets in the world?
We are that good and we do it in the backyard of one of the finest Interior communities in this province. Prince George embodies BC’s entrepreneurial spirit. Like other BC communities, big and small, it has forged its identity and purpose from raw material and human grit. It has been the home of commercial brewing for 60 years and Kazuko’s singular focus for more than 25 years.
Yes, let’s raise a glass to PWB…
good beer, brewed right here
by hard working, dedicated British Columbians.
PWB has achieved many milestones including, being the first Canadian brewer to export to mainland China in 1991 and then to Russia in 1996. Here are just a few more PWB accomplishments: 2005 – Gold medal, Winner Industry International Awards in Munich; 1997 – First certified organic beer in Canada; 1995... Read more.
Cariboo Springs Lager reflects PWB owner Kazuko Komatsu’s goal of producing and marketing quality product that is the brewing industry equivalent of BC’s VQA wines. It also reflects her desire to support hard working BC farmers and families by using fine ingredients grown right here at home... Read more
Over the years Pacific Western Brewing has invested in improving the brewing process with a constant eye on making quality beer. This focus has been recognized by the achievement of ISO quality certification standard ISO-9001, the highest level of standardization available... Read more
Celebrating 60 Years of Brewing in BC
Please enjoy our newest video.
More than 18,000 seedlings will be planted in the BC Interior next spring thanks to supporters of Pacific Western Brewing’s “Cariboo Cares” campaign. In September, PWB dedicated 25 cents from every six-pack of Cariboo product sold to help BC recover from this summer’s 1,000-plus wildfires that devastated more than a million hectares of forest land. PWB […]
PRINCE GEORGE, BC (August 13, 2017) – More than 2,200 fans of Pacific Western Brewing turned out Saturday night to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of brewing on the banks of the Nechako River in Prince George … with more than 1,600 in attendance for the Open House. Pacific Western Brewing’s milestone anniversary was celebrated with […]
“At Pacific Western Brewing, we are proud partners in the Buy Local initiative with the provincial government and our home-grown farming neighbours.” Owner Kazuko Komatsu Pacific Western Brewing – BC’s largest independent, locally-owned brewery – is receiving $30,844 of “Buy Local” funding to launch a marketing campaign to promote its all-BC Cariboo Springs Lager. PWB’s […]
In 2016, I was proud to celebrate my 25th anniversary as the owner of Pacific Western Brewing and in this New Year I am equally proud to join with all of Prince George as we mark the 60th year of brewing at our brewery site next to the Nechako River. My goals have always been […]