Victoria’s sleepy behemoth has been stirring in recent times as it looks to capitalize on the rise of craft and diversify beyond staple brews such as its flagship Piper’s Pale Ale. VIB’s bomber releases have increasingly challenged palates, and for those who still don’t feel that’s enough, there’s always the one and only Hermannator.
Hermann’s Dark Lager
An Island classic that’s been brewed since VIB opened more than 30 years ago. Beyond the roasty aroma is a palette of malt flavours, with rich caramel, coffee and licorice kept light by a biscuity crispness.
Hermannator Ice Bock
B.C.’s legendary eisbock is never the same year to year. It can boast notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses, vanilla, dark fruit, tobacco, or all of the above depending on how long you age it – which you definitely should do.