April 17, 2019 What’s that now? You’ve never heard of an Eupen lager? That’s because we just invented it. Maybe. Who knows? The point is we’ve never heard of one either and we have a bonified Belgian on our team. Eupen is the German area of eastern Belgium and this is what a lager would ... Read More
Townsite Brewing is a Canadian brewery from Powell River, British Columbia.
Townsite Brewing Inc is a microbrewery located in the historic Townsite district of Powell River, at the top of BC’s beautiful Sunshine Coast.
We are passionate about really great beer and frankly, we’re ecstatic that we get to make it in this amazing place along the shores of the Salish Sea. Cédric (our Brewer Engineer) is Belgian and if there is one thing Belgians know, it’s how to make really great beer; and he’s excited to bring some Belgian flair to the west coast.Share:
December 21, 2018 These days it seems like everyone is facing forward. It’s all about where you are going. This is so apparent to beer folk. What do you have that’s new? is the mantra of the craft beer industry. To be honest, I enjoy the ever changing landscape of craft beer, it was one ... Read More
People say: they always knew the day would come, but they weren’t prepared when it did. Looking back there were signs of course. A snap shot of a growler on the ferry captioned “sneaking off the coast, hee hee“; appearances at tap takeovers in the city; that kind of thing. Still though…we… ... Read More
May 28, 2018 Quartz- A study in wild fermentation When Cédric’s parents visited from Belgium last fall we brought them into the barrel room, which has matured significantly since their last visit in 2014. Cédric pulled the plug on a barrel from 2015 and after taking a big whiff his mum exclaimed: ‘it smells just ... Read More
November 15, 2017 Long live Queen Béatrix the Foeder! Hi, I’m Scott Martin the Head Brewer at Townsite Brewing Co. One of the reasons I took the job at Townsite was the opportunity to work on new, innovative projects. I had worked at large craft breweries and smaller brewpubs, but this was my first chance ... Read More
October 18, 2017 And now a word from our (non) sponsor…. last week Powell River played host to Yasmine Hardcastle, a women on a search for the perfect Hygge experience. Here you can read of her adventures chez nous. It’s officially autumn – brisker weather and that BC rain… All you want to do is ... Read More
September 8, 2017 Introducing: Thaddeus A lacto starter gone awry, a new manoeuvre we call ‘the black sparge’, a fermentation left in the barrel room and forgotten. These are the ingredients that came together to make the beer we call Thaddeus. A collaboration last fall with our friends at Gladstone Brewing called for a lactobacillus ... Read More
May 4, 2017 Today we officially unveil the newly installed Économusée in our handsomely renovated tasting room. Starting at noon there will be activities all day long: 12-1pm: official unveiling of Économusée 1pm-2pm: barrel room tours with Cédric & Scott 2pm-3pm: tankside talks with Chloe and Craig –Wheelhouse Brewing 3pm-4pm: Belgian ale tasting with Michelle ... Read More
Ode to my business on it’s 5th birthday March 24, 2017 My Business turns 5 years old today. Its shocking to think about, it still feels so new, and we still make so many mistakes! How can it have been 5 years already!? Although it seems like a blink of an eye, it has also ... Read More
December 21, 2016 Cédric and Scott are proud to announce their first in a series of wild ales. There are four types of fermentation; lager, ale, spontaneous and mixed. This series focuses on that last type. Bois Sauvage translates to Wild Wood which is fitting because a) that is one of four Powell River neighbourhoods ... Read More
Bikes ‘n’ Beers June 17, 2015 Brett Wildeman recently wound up his Cold Hands Warm Hearts tour at our brewery. Here’s what he has to say about touring on a bike and what craft beer is doing for small town BC: Like anything Like anything worth doing The plot is difficult The voice is low, ... Read More