More than 18,000 trees will be planted thanks to Cariboo supporters across BC

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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 […]

Buy Local grant helps PWB support BC’s vital farming sector

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“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 […]

Finest Fraser Valley hops, Peace River barley combine in the making of PWB’s all-BC brew

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In the early fall of 2016, Chilliwack farmer John Lawrence was busy harvesting a crop of the finest hops, one of many locally-sourced ingredients in Pacific Western Brewing’s (PWB) new all-BC Cariboo Springs Lager. And, up in the North Okanagan, Gambrinus Malting in Armstrong is producing the finest roasted barley malt from the Peace River […]

Brewery reflects a commitment to excellence

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With her 25th year of brewery ownership being celebrated this year, Kazuko Komatsu’s dream for PWB continues to be compellingly simple: To nurture and grow a brewery that reflects the centuries-old traditions of her family and her personal commitment to excellence. In 1991, the brewery was purchased by Ms. Komatsu, a vibrant entrepreneur driven by […]