Pacific Western Brewing History

Canada’s longest running, British Columbian-owned brewery was established in 1957 on a fresh water spring in Prince George, BC. Originally named Caribou Brewing, Pacific Western Brewing Company (PWB) has had seven owners over it’s storied past and achieved many milestones. Including, being the first Canadian brewer to export to mainland China in 1991 and then to Russia in 1996. Along the way these achievements have shaped the BC beer backbone for over fifty years.


A Half Century Of Firsts

PWB Accomplishments

2005

First

Canadian Gold Medal

Winner Industry International Awards in Munich

2003

First

ISO 9001 Certified

Brewery in North America

1997

First

Certified Organic

Lager Beer in Canada

1996

First

ISO 9002 Certified

North American Brewery

1996

First

Lager and Lime

Beer

1995

First

Malted Herb

Beer

1993

First

Ice Beer

in Canada

1983

First

Brewery Operated

Beer Store in BC

1988

First

Dry Beer

in Canada

1982

First

Dark Mild Beer

in Canada

1969

First

Malt Liquor

in Canada

1965

First

Canned Beer

in BC

Brewed Right. Here.