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Okanagan Spring Brewery - Add Comments/Rate this Brewery


One of the early microbreweries in B.C., started in 1985 by German immigrants Jakob Tobler and Buko Von Krosigk, Okanagan Spring has dominated the regional microbrewery scene since the mid-90's. The product line was originally oriented toward lagers, but the company soon found out that there was a much more enthusiastic market for ales among drinkers of microbrewery beer.

The company has grown to the point where it may be considered a micro only when compared to Molson or Labatt. In 1996, the company was purchased by Sleeman Brewing and Malting of Guelph, Ontario, which continues to maintain the Spring product line. In 1999, Sleeman purchased Shaftebury Brewing and moved production to Okanagan Spring's facilities. Products are widely available in 6-packs and 12-packs of 341ml bottles, 6-packs of 355ml cans, and the pale ale is widely available on tap.

1516 Bavarian Lager (Lager, 5%) Classic Brown Ale (Brown Ale, 5.6%) Extra Special Pale Ale (Pale Ale, 5%) Honey Blonde Ale (Pale Ale, 5%) Old English Porter (Porter, 8.5%) Premium Lager (Lager, 5%) Traditional Pilsner (Pilsner, 5%) Spring Pilsner (Pilsner, 4.5%) Autumn Red Ale (Amber Ale, 5.6%) St. Patrick Stout (Stout, 5.5%)

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Average rating: 2.5 stars

1 star - poor 01/12/2009

I have waited all summer long for you to get rid of your wheat beer crap in your variaty pack and the first dozen that I buy has NO PALE ALE just 1516 The case is going back in the morning and I will buy GRanville Island. It may not taste as good but it will have in it what it says it will and I can get it in cans
 - don smith 


Love the Okanagan Springs Black Lager, but the last two times I bought a six of bottles there was one bottle in each six that had a loose cap and mold in the beer. Now I have to crack the box before I leave the parking lot to make sure I'm not getting short changed.
 - Curtis  Vancouver

4 stars - above average 08/02/2009

Must have the worst website possible. never able to open anything. Pale ale very good beer when fresh.But there is no best before stamp on case and I am fed up with taking back skunky old beer. Pale ale was my standard beer and got a case or two a week but no longer. Now buy local vancouver island Lighthouse as it tends to be fresher. Please date stamp and get the Pubs to clean the lines.
 - jgbeer  vancouver island


i have a big interest in brewing beer expecially lagers, and im only 17 and wish to be a brewmaster as my career. i was hoping to get some advice for my future in this industry. please email me back with any comments on how i should start my career or just if u have anything to say. michael woods
 - michael woods  ?


 - michael woods 

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