Our facility is located at 3275 McCallum Road, Abbotsford British Columbia. The shop is divided into two sections one for wine the other for beer. Temperature and humidity is controlled throughout the facility to ensure an optimal environment for the manufacture of quality beer and wines.
The Wine side is supplied for the manufacture of wines from concentrate kits (4 week), premium kits (7 week) and when available fresh grapes. All efforts are made to ensure the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Bottling is quick and easy with two semi-automatic bottle washers, filling systems and a winery corker.
For those interested in wine from grapes we have all the equipment you would find in a small winery: Stainless destemmer, pneumatic press, transfer pumps, and plate style filter system. Wines are aged in American and French Oak barrels for period of 12, 15 or 18 months.
The Beer side uses only malt, hops, yeast and water (no chemicals or preservatives). Two row malted barley from Saskatchewan and Southern Alberta are primarily used and are supplemented with import English malts for specialty beers. Hops are sourced locally as well as from Yakima Valley Washington.. Two yeast cultures are used. 1056 Ale yeast from Wyeast in Oregon is used for pale ale, red ale and Stouts. 925 Specialty lager yeast from white labs is used for all lagers. Our water source is from Norris Creek via the Abbotsford water supply.
The brewery boasts a full four vessel micro-brew system. After grinding, the grain is augered into a steam fired mash vessel. Once fully converted, the mash is transferred to a lauter tun for sparging and then to a steam fired brew kettle for boiling. At the conclusion of brewing the wort is pumped through a screen filter, heat exchanger and oxygenator before being placed into individual fermentors. The beer will remain in these containers at a controlled 66F until fermentation is complete after which it will be conditioned at 33F prior to filtration, carbonation and packaging.
Clearbrook Brewing operates under provincial U-brew license 201726 and as such we are compliant with the British Columbia Liquor Control Act.
BC LCB U-Vin Regulations
The following LCB U-Vin regulations apply to all customers at Clearbrook Brewing.
- Each order will be paid for prior to commencement of the wine making process.
- A declaration will be signed stating that the wine is for personal consumption only and may not be sold or distributed to any other facility.
- A minimum of two visits to the wine making facility is mandatory to conform to existing BC LCB U-Vin regulations.
- Wine must be removed from the premises immediately after bottling.