Winter’s nearly here – bringing a new way to enjoy BC’s favourite winter beer!

Granville Island Brewing’s Lions Winter Ale is back and now available in cans

 The air is getting crisp and the locals are waxing their boards and skis, which can only mean one thing: Granville Island Brewing’s Lions Winter Ale is back in bottles and draught! And for the first time – both Lions Winter Ale and the Winter Mingler are also available in can formats.

“It’s all about giving the locals more ways to enjoy our Lions Winter Ale,” says GIB Brewmaster Vern Lambourne. “Now your favourite winter beer goes wherever you go!” Chilled and flavourful ‘winter in a can’ is ready for action.

Now available in cans and bottles, the Winter Mingler mixed 12-pack is BC’s best choice for craft beer variety. With four local flavours from GIB, including the seasonal favourite Lions Winter Ale, the Winter Mingler offers something for everyone in a format that goes anywhere.

We’re gearing up for winter on the West Coast with the release of flavourful beers to pair up with all the good times and activities that come with the season. Lions Winter Ale is now available at BC Liquor Stores and private liquor stores in 6-pack bottles and cans, on tap at your favourite pub or restaurant, and GIB’s retail store and taproom on Granville Island.

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About Granville Island Brewing (GIB)

Established is 1984, Granville Island Brewing (GIB) is Canada’s first microbrewery offering a variety of award-winning beers which are brewed and sold here in BC. GIB is dedicated to handcrafting only the finest premium beers that are 100 per cent all-natural and brewed in small batches to provide consumers with the ultimate tasting experience.  In celebration of their West Coast heritage GIB names each beer after iconic Vancouver locations that embody the local lifestyle. From the original Island Lager and English Bay Pale Ale, to Cypress Honey Lager, and now their latest innovation; Brockton IPA, GIB continues to produce a diverse portfolio of beers inspired by life on the West Coast. For more information, visit