Hoyne Brewing Co. Victoria, BC

Back for the ENTIRE summer!

Summer Haze Honey Hefe

Refreshing Hefeweizen with a hint of citrus.

Serve with an orange wedge for sweet delight!

 

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Gratitude
Winter Warmer

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Available this holiday season

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It’s time to get

Off The Grid

A Finely Made Red Lager

Available all year round.

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Hoyne Brewing Co.

One batch at a time.
One bottle at a time.

Our Beers Find The Beers

Take a climb up

The Wolf Vine

The return of our Wet Hopped Pale Ale
is available for a limited time only

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Master of Disaster

Brewmaster Sean Hoyne

A Lifetime of Brewing Fine Beer

From the Furthest Reaches
of Brewing Science

Dark Matter

Definitely not a stout,
far from a porter,
hardly a brown ale.

Fly away with

Summer Haze
Honey Hefe

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EXPLORE

HELIOS
DORTMUNDER

A GOLDEN LAGER

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Beers by Hoyne Brewing Co.

Summer Haze Honey Hefe

On a sunny summer day, just like today, the Great and Wonderful Oz set sail in his hot-air balloon.  As ballast, some say, his basket was loaded to the brim with Hoyne Hefeweizen.  After lift-off, his thirst gathered like a summer storm.  Quenching it, he lightened his load, and found himself carried delightfully away.  The rest, as they say, is his story.

This is a summer seasonal, but we’ll be launching it in early May this year!  We know you’re salivating right now.

  • For Beach Days
  • Crisp
  • Easy Drinking
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • ABV 5.1
  • 650 ml
  • Hops: Special mention: Delicious golden honey supplied by the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC
  • Yeast: --
  • Malts: Generous supply of Canadian Wheat
  • Specific Gravity: 1.0495

Helios

“A hearty brew for a hardy people!”

In the tradition of the robust beers of the Ruhr district, this export golden lager is malt forward and moderately hopped.

This is a special limited release and not available at this time.

  • Earthy bitterness
  • Heavenly body
  • Out of world experience
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • 6.0
  • 650ml
  • Hops: German Noble
  • Yeast: Hoyne proprietary lager yeast
  • Malts:
  • Specific Gravity:

Off the Grid

This finely made red lager is exquisite in taste, with Noble German Tettnang hops and smooth creamy maltiness.  Perfect for your trip into the wild.

  • Finely Made
  • Newest member of Hoyne Family!
  • Red Lager
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • 5.3
  • 650 ml
  • Hops: Noble German Tettnang
  • Yeast: Hoyne proprietary lager yeast
  • Malts: Munich Vienna, Best Carapils
  • Specific Gravity:

Dark Matter

Deep inside the Hadron Collider physicists hurtle sub-atomic particles with lightning speed on a collision course with each other. They do so in the pursuit of pure science, in the hope of one day being able to unlock the mystery of the elusive unseen fabric upon which our universe is embroidered: Dark Matter.

  • For A Dark Night
  • Elusive
  • Smoooooth
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • ABV 5.3
  • 650ml
  • Hops: --
  • Yeast: --
  • Malts: --
  • Specific Gravity: Blackhole

Hoyner Pilsner

On the third night, I handed my sweetie a tall slender Pilsner. Perfectly poured. While holding it up and gazing either at it, or through it at me, she said softly, “you are so fine to me.” It was hard to tell if she meant to be heard. “Ambiguity, thy Name is Woman”, I nearly uttered. Whether she was speaking to me, or to the beer, it was merely semantics. The deal was sealed. I would make it my life”s work to make fine beer.

  • 8 Days a Week
  • Crisp
  • Classic Old World
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • ABV 5.5
  • 650ml
  • Hops: Czech Saaz, Hallertau, Hersbrucker, German Spalter
  • Yeast: Hoyne Proprietary Lager Strain
  • Malts: Canadian Superior Pilsner, Munich, Vienna, Carapils
  • Specific Gravity: 1.050

Down Easy Pale Ale

And in the beginning, word came forth, “Let there be ale, and let it be the colour of barley in the summer sun, and let it paradoxically both quench and create great thirst.” Who are we to disagree? Sit back, take it easy, enjoy the slow ride.

  • For Every Day
  • Smooth
  • Nicely Hopped
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • ABV 5.2
  • 650ml
  • Hops: Cascade, German Select, Tettnanger
  • Yeast: Hoyne Proprietary Ale Strain
  • Malts: Canadian Superior Pale, Bairds Maris Otter, Crystal
  • Specific Gravity: 1.049

Devil's Dream IPA

Here”s to Daniel Lapp, Oliver Schroer, ELH, and all great fiddlers. Libation and music, like the tumultuous marriage of malt and hops, stand waiting with us at the crossroads. And look: here comes the Devil, whistling past the graveyard, singing in the midnight choir, bottle in one hand, a fiddle in the other, and that crazy smile…

  • Every Other Day
  • Hoppy
  • Really Hoppy
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • ABV 6.0
  • 650ml
  • Hops: Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, etc.
  • Yeast: Hoyne Proprietary Ale Strain
  • Malts: Canadian Superior Pale, Thomas Fawcett Golden Promise
  • Specific Gravity: 1.057

Wet Hopped Pale Ale Wolf Vine

Humulus Lupulus, wolf vine, or more commonly, the hop plant, shares with its namesake a rather interesting trait: after a decidedly unthreatening beginning to life, upon maturity each species stakes their claim. And with neither mercy nor conscience, will tirelessly strive for, and usually achieve, total territorial domination.

This is a limited release available in September during the hop harvest.

  • Freshly Fragrant
  • For a good time...
  • not a long time
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • ABV 5.3
  • 650 ml
  • Hops: Fresh hand-picked and locally sourced (Sartori Farm, BC) Centennial and Cascade hops
  • Yeast: Hoyne Proprietary Ale Strain
  • Malts: Thomas Faucet Maris Otter, Crystal and more
  • Specific Gravity: 1.054

Voltage Espresso Stout

Shaner D and I doing the live circuit at Beer fest, alternating the spro and stout:  “Let’s make a beer with shocking polarity.”  “Black on black” I agreed.  Tommy D, always the conductor, kept us grounded with his three-pronged wisdom: “Like love, boys, it starts with a spark.  When the field is fully charged, flip the switch: Voltage!”

This is a limited release that comes out two-three times a year-  Watch for it!

 

  • Breakfast Beer
  • Rich
  • Electrifying
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • ABV 5.6
  • 650 ml
  • Hops: Abundant shots of hand pulled espresso from Habit Coffee
  • Yeast:
  • Malts: Black patent, chocolate and other varieties
  • Specific Gravity:

The Big Bock

The Majestic Rooster, unafraid to strut his colours. Proud. His voice clear and strong (maybe a bit annoying if you were hoping to sleep in). When he boldly proclaims his dominion, his entire flock listens, or pretends not to listen. Here is to standing proud, admiring your flock, and proclaiming “cock-a-doodle-do!”

  • After Midnight
  • Bohemian Dark Lager
  • Subtle Maltiness
  • Colour

    Light Dark
  • Hops

    Mild Hoppy
  • Malt

    Pale Roasted
  • ABV 6.5
  • 650ml
  • Hops: German Noble Varieties
  • Yeast: Hoyne Proprietary Lager Strain
  • Malts: Carapils, Superior Pilsen, Hint of Chocolate
  • Specific Gravity: 1.061

About Hoyne Brewing Co.

A history of quality.

Very few people get to study craft beer under one of the pioneers of the North American micro-brewery movement. Frank Appleton taught me what it means to make great beer, and I am truly grateful for that.

Frank and I set up the brewery in Victoria’s historic Swans Hotel in 1989. When he moved on to build other breweries, I took on the role of Brewmaster and began honing my craft.

In 1998, I founded the brewery at Canoe Brewpub. I brewed there for 13 years, focusing on developing award-winning beers and fostering a sense of community between brewers and beer enthusiasts. For me, it is community that really counts: getting together with fellow beer lovers, talking shop, sharing a few pints, and having some laughs. I bring this fundamental passion to every batch I brew.

“Make great beer,” Frank told me. “The rest will follow.” While my understanding of the craft has matured over the years, Frank gave me the foundation I needed. I strive to create interesting and thoroughly enjoyable beer. Beer that looks good in the glass, feels good in the mouth, and lifts the spirit—and for that, I am proud.

Brewed in science.

There is a science to brewing, so it follows that there are geeks among us. I count myself as one. We can jaw on endlessly about the details, hailing the happy embrace of malt and hops, bitter and sweet, light and dark. We wax poetic about alpha and beta acids, conversion temperatures, micro-organisms, valves and attenuation.

But science can be art and a passionate brewer understands balance. We understand where and when compromise is possible or necessary. Some of us even get all misty-eyed and philosophical when trying to explain how we pour (pun intended) our hearts into making the absolute best beer we can. That is, of course, the reason we brew.

I make beer. Delicious beer. It is a lovely marriage between art and science, and, although each batch is here for a short time, not a long time, I pride myself on the fact that what I make brings people together. And when people get together, amazing things happen.

For all the right reasons.

I make beer because I love drinking great beer. I was drawn to the craft because I see beer as a metaphor for the best things in life. To me, it represents enjoyment and community. It means gathering around a table, a fire, or maybe just another person drinking a beer. It means sharing time, stories, music, and laughter.

Meeting over a beer could mean skimming along the surface of a friendship or delving straight to the marrow of a relationship, but it doesn’t really matter because having a beer means getting together, and that is what really counts.

Beyond all of that, the craft of brewing intrigues me. It is a balance between history and science, between tradition and technology. It is hands-on. It gets hot in the brewery: the work is physical and the results tangible. Brewing beer is an honest craft. Science is the backbone, history the heart.

And beer is history. Our craft is founded on the skills honed by the centuries of men and women who committed themselves to brewing. Those who grow barley and hops, who design and innovate equipment, and those pioneers who have—pint by delicious pint—built a framework that binds this industry, and pushes it forward. Some would say we stand on the shoulders of giants, but that is not how most brewers would put it. We are largely a humble lot, who simply like making and sharing beer. That is the essence of the craft.

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The Hoyne Brewing Company

101-2740 Bridge Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5C5
Phone (250) 590 5758  Fax (250) 590-3735
Email info@hoynebrewing.ca

Brewmaster

Sean Hoyne
sean@hoynebrewing.ca

Admin/Events

Private Sales

Chantal O’Brien
info@hoynebrewing.ca

Sales Team

Vancouver Island-Val McKay
val@hoynebrewing.ca

 

Vancouver Island-Doug Mutch
doug@hoynebrewing.ca

 

Vancouver -Jordan York
jordan@hoynebrewing.ca

 

Vancouver -Lee Condie
lee@hoynebrewing.ca

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