Hermannator is Bock Along With Dough Head


Hermannator is back again for its 26th year.

A recent Gold Medal Winner and Best of Show at the BC Brewing Awards brewmaster Ralf Pitroff credits Hermannator’s quality ingredients and unique brewing tradition as recipe’s for this beers success.

 “What makes this beer so unique is that it takes 3 months to brew and mature from start to finish. Because the brewing process is so intensive and complex, there are few beers like it in Canada. Using a signature blend of chocolate and caramel malts creates a dark chestnut coloured beer with a full body and rich malt flavour.”


Mix and pat, and bake in a pan, get this gingerbread ale while you can. Dough Head mixes the best of brewing and baking to create a beer with a touch of spice that is balanced with a malty sweetness. So instead of a trail of breadcrumbs through the dark forest, follow this delicious treat for a pint of perfection!

When you think of the holidays and times spent with loved ones, sweets and treats seem to find their way into the picture. With that holiday inspiration in mind the brew crew at Vancouver Island Brewery set out to brew a beer that brings the best flavours of the season into a unique beer perfect for the holidays.

Yeah, it’s time to break out the Christmas sweater, stoke up the fire, kick back with friends and enjoy a tasty pint of Dough Head. Here’s to the holidays and the fine beers that make them possible!

Saturday, Nov. 23rd
1pm – 4pm

We will be hosting an open house – tasting event for Hermannator Ice Bock and Dough Head Gingerbread Ale on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1pm – 4pm. This is a great opportunity to come down for a sample and go on a free craft brewery tour of our facility. A very limited amount of 650ml bottles of Hermannator waxed and vintage stamped will also be available for sale at the open house.


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