GOLD – Brewery of the Year
GOLD – Best Dark Lager // Toasted Coconut Black Lager
GOLD – Best Fruit Beer // Dark Sour: Blackberry + Blueberry
GOLD – Best Low-Alcohol Beer // Sour Wheat Gose
GOLD – Best Tasting Room
GOLD – Best Food Program
GOLD – Best Place to Take A Tinder Date
GOLD – Best Place to Drink in the Afternoon Without Judgement
GOLD – Best Brewery to Bring the Kids
SILVER – Best Dark Ale // Salted Black Porter
SILVER – Best Farmhouse/Wild Brett Ale // Sauvignon Blanc Wild Farmhouse Ale
SILVER – Best Branding/Packaging
BRONZE – Most Dog-Friendly Brewery
Crack open a bottle of any of Field House’s beers and what you’re tasting is a love letter to the Fraser Valley. The Abbotsford brewery has taken the concept of terroir—flavour that’s unique to where something is made—and applied it to beer unlike any other brewery in the province. Field House grows many of the ingredients that make it into its beer—including barley, wheat, oats, fruit, herbs, as well as vegetables for the brewery’s kitchen. Hops come from a partner farm just down the road. The brewery has even developed its own strain of brewing yeast, harvested and propagated from its farm.
“It tastes like the Fraser Valley,” says founder Josh Vanderheide, “and you won’t be able to find beer that tastes like that anywhere but the Fraser Valley.”
The approach has resulted in a unique product and a passionate following, as is evidenced by this year’s Growlie results. Field House picked up 13 awards this year—the most of any brewery—including Brewery of the Year.
2020 looks to be another big year for Field House, too, with two new breweries set to open under the brand’s banner: Field House CHWK in downtown Chilliwack, and a farm-based brewery in Abbotsford that will become home to Field House’s barrel-aging program. The Fraser Valley has never been so delicious.