GOODS: R&B Brewing’s Raven Cream Ale & East Side Bitter Now Available In Six Packs

R&B Brewing Company is located at 54 East 4th Avenue in Vancouver, BC | 604-874-2537 |

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Vancouver, BC | B.C. craft beer drinkers can rest easy after the long-awaited release of R&B Brewing Co. beer in six packs. The most popular beers in the R&B Brewing collection are the Raven Cream Ale and the East Side Bitter. These two award-wining brews are the first of many R&B Brewing Co. beers to be packaged in 341ML bottles and sold in six packs.

“Craft beer is no longer a niche market; the movement in B.C., particularly in Vancouver is exploding at the moment,” says R&B Brewing Co. Co-owner, Rick Dellow (the R in R&B). “Barry (the B in R&B) and I have been wanting to make the leap to six packs for a while and we feel the right time is now.”

The decision to package the East Side Bitter and the Raven Cream Ale in six packs came in response to demand from individual consumers and restaurant accounts. Restaurants and bars that don’t offer beer on draught or have a limited amount of draught lines, have been asking for R&B beer in 341mL bottles. Many consumers buy 650mL bottles because the large bottles are conducive to sampling different types of beer, without having to make a big investment. Once R&B drinkers discover that the ESB or Raven is their favourite, they prefer to pick up a six pack. Six packs are easy to share with friends and the 341mL bottles are perfect for individual servings.

R&B Brewing Co. believes hand crafted beer deserves hand crafted packaging. Every detail from the label to the bar code has been hand rendered by St. Bernadine Mission Communications. The new design is reflective of the East Vancouver neighbourhood where the brewery in located. The gritty black and white illustrations of iconic East Vancouver imagery and slang make these six packs stand out on the shelf. Read more

GOODS: “Oyster” And R&B Brewing Co. Join Forces To Create Effingham Oyster Stout

September 22, 2011 

Oyster is located inside the old Stock Exchange Building at 475 Howe St. in Vancouver | 604-899-0323 |

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Vancouver, BC | Oyster is excited to announce that it and R&B Brewing have joined forces to come up with a signature Oyster Stout. Each keg has 60 Effingham oysters worth, rounding out to almost one bivalve for every pint. The new beer is already on tap and exclusive to the restaurant. Read more

R&B Brewing Co. Wins Gold At 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards

R&B Brewing Co. is located at 54 East 4th Ave in Vancouver, BC | 604-874-2537 |

R&B Brewing Co. is located at 54 East 4th Ave in Vancouver, BC | 604-874-2537 |

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Vancouver, BC | R&B’s “Sungod Wheat Ale” was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for North American Style Wheat Beer. A second Gold medal was earned in the Stout category with their Dark Star Oatmeal Stout at the 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards. One of the brewery’s cornerstone products, Red Devil Pale Ale was bestowed the CBA Silver Medal for English Style Pale Ale and their newest brew, Bohemian Pilsner, took Bronze in the Kellerbrier category. Read more

R&B Brewing’s Popular “Sungod” Wheat Ale Released In Bottles…

R&B Brewing Co. is located at 54 East 4th Ave in Vancouver, BC | 604-874-2537 |

R&B Brewing Co. is located at 54 East 4th Ave in Vancouver, BC | 604-874-2537 |

News from Scout supporter R&B Brewing Co.

Vancouver, BC | Vancouver’s Local Microbrewery, R&B Brewing Co. has released their popular Sungod Wheat Ale in 650ml bottles. Barry Benson, co-owner of R&B Brewing Co. says “We get more requests to add the Sungod to our bottle collection than any other beer, we decided it was the right time to give our supporters what they were asking for.”

Recently awarded a silver medal at the 2010 North American Brewing Awards, R&B Brewing Co. Sun God Wheat Ale is a kristallweizen (filtered wheat ale) and is the perfect drink for a hot summer day. Brewed with Canadian wheat and barley, as well as German hops, it is a light-bodied and flavourful beer, easy drinking without compromise to its quality. Cases of twelve, 650ml bottles of Sun God Wheat Ale are available now, through R&B Brewing Co., associated sales representatives and specialty beer stores. Read more

Diva Hosting R&B Brewmaster’s Dinner This Father’s Day

R&B Brewing Co. is located at 54 East 4th Ave in Vancouver, BC | 604-874-2537 |

R&B Brewing Co. is located at 54 East 4th Ave in Vancouver, BC | 604-874-2537 |

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Vancouver, BC | Every Dad deserves a taste of Diva this Father’s Day! Treat your fatherly figure to our brewmaster’s dinner featuring pairings of handcrafted beer from Vancouver’s local and award-winning R7B Brewing Company. Saturday, June 19th. One seating: 6:30pm to 9:30pm. $55 per person (complimentary valet parking available). View the multi-course menu here.

Celebrate BC Craft Beer at Homegrown Heroes Cask Dinner


The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe Collaborates with Five Local BC Breweries this May 12th, 2010

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Vancouver BC | On Wednesday May 12th at 7:30pm, The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe and R&B Brewing Co. present the Homegrown Heroes Cask Dinner. Five local BC Craft Breweries, including R&B Brewing Co, Crannog Ales, Steamworks Brewing Co., Vancouver Island Brewery and Spinnakers Brew Pub, will each present a cask beer to pair with one of five courses prepared by Chef Jason Leizert of The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe. Homegrown Heroes diners will indulge in five courses including R&B Saison poached Foie Gras Terrine with pickled prune paired with R&B Psycho Saison Belgian Ale, Boudin Blanc with pomme puree & grainy mustard sauce paired with Crannog Gael’s Blood Potato Ale, Sablefish Collars, rhubarb galette, stinging nettle beurre blanc paired with Steamworks NXNW Pale Ale, braised Oxtail Pot Pie, flowering brussel sprouts, poached organic egg yolk, bacon jam paired with Vancouver Island ALT and Cocoa Nib chocolate truffles & 5 year aged cheddar from Quebec paired with Spinnaker’s Oatmeal Stout. Tickets for the dinner are $80 and will include a commemorative tee shirt exclusive to the Homegrown Heroes Cask Dinner. Full details after the jump… Read more

R&B Brewing Co. Releases New “Iceholes” Beer In Colbert Slap


Local brewer R&B crafts new beer, the "Iceholes Celebration Lager", in response to a lippy Stephen Colbert

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wergVancouver BC | For limited release only, Vancouver’s Local Microbrewery, R&B Brewing Co. introduces Iceholes Celebration Lager in response to the recent “Don’t be an Ice-Hole” campaign against Canada started by Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report. Barry Benson, co-owner of R&B Brewing Co. says “ We are proud syrup-sucking Canadian iceholes. In celebration of our icehole-ish behaviour we have decided to get even rather than get mad. Canadians can wreak their revenge against Stephen Colbert in a truly Canadian way and have a beer.”

R&B Brewing Co. Iceholes Celebration Lager is a medium bodied beer, gold in colour with a spicy aroma. Brewed in the tradition of a European Pilsner, Iceholes Lager has a snappy hop flavour and a clean dry finish creating a truly refreshing beer. Iceholes Celebration Lager will be available in 650ml bottles for a limited time only starting February 2, 2010.  Consumers can purchase the specialty beer at independent beer stores and local Vancouver restaurants during the month of February. Read more

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About R&B Brewing Co.


R&B Brewing Co. has always been, and will always be, just about as independent a microbrewery as you’ll come across.  Founded in 1997 by longtime friends and co-workers Rick Dellow and Barry Benson (the ‘R’ & ‘B’, respectively), R&B Brewing Co. was set up to stand in opposition to what the beer world had become – big, non-descript, faceless, and corporate.  Combining over 60 years of brewing experience with some of the big guys, Rick and Barry sought to create deliciously hand crafted ales and lagers that would bear no resemblance to the world of big beer.  Full-bodied and distinctly rich beer, using only the choicest malts, hops and yeast, are the focus of the product, while the co-owners personalities blend to create the brewery’s character – edgy, young, independent…and definitely East Van!

Located just off of Main street, you’ll routinely hear punk-rock, ska, and folk music blasting out of our doors as you take in the sweet smell of boiling wort and the grinding roar of our grain mill.  Available in the neighbourhood and all round town, look for a bar or restaurant where you can try one of our six year-round selections, be it our nutty Raven Cream Ale, the crisp Sun God Wheat Ale, our snappy Bohemian Lager, our darker than dark Dark Star Oatmeal Stout, our floral and hoppy Hoppelganger IPA, or our personal favourite, the Red Devil Pale Ale.  During the winter months, you can look forward to knocking back our Auld Nick Winter Ale, a full bodied malty winter beer filled with warmth and spice – just like you!

As cliché as it may be coming from a brewery, from all of us at R&B Brewing Co., cheers!