#notacafeyvr Brassneck Brewery Magic Beans Coffee Beer

Brassneck Brewery is one of the newest additions to a growing roster of breweries in Mount Pleasant's historic Brewery Creek neighbourhood offering a constantly changing menu of beers. One of their latest additions to their menu is their coffee beer called Magic Beans.

Brassneck has gone with Revolver Coffee's cold brew using coffee beans from Anchored Coffee for their latest installment of their coffee beer. The coffee used is an Ethiopian, Moplaco Kochere with "fruit punch, rose water and cola" tasting notes. Ground coffee from Anchored was added to the beer while it was being brewed and Revolver also supplied some of their cold brew coffee which also got added to the mix:

"We brewed a base beer deep amber in colour with natural malt sweetness & delicate fruit character. Instead of adding espresso, we “cold brewed” the coffee beans in the beer.
This gave us some wonderful acidity balanced with delicate fruit character rather than the big roasty flavours many of us are accustomed to tasting in other coffee beers."

Walking into Brassneck's space on Main Street, you meet a wall of shelves filled with various sizes of growlers available for purchase that you can have filled at the growler shop counter. Working with their architects, Simcic + Uhrich Architects, they tried to bring customers into the beer production with the brewery located on the left side of the building while the cellar flanks the right side. The tasting room sits in the middle so while enjoying a glass you might see a hose occasionally stretched along the floor transporting the latest batch from the brewery into the conditioning tanks in the cellar.

Brassneck has a selection of pepperoni and beef jerky brought in from Oyama, D-Original & Two Rivers and The Jerky Baron. And you can also find a food truck roster on their website that park in front of the brewery which you can bring inside to eat with a beer.

The visual identity and packaging design for Brassneck Brewery was designed by Post Projects (which also worked on Revolver Coffee's identity design) using bold typography complimented with ink drawings by Vancouver artist Maggie Boyd.

Anchored Coffee also go their start last year as a new project by owners of a cafe in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Entering a contest run by the Business Development Bank of Canada they won a $100,000 grand prize to cover the start-up costs opening their roastery.


Brassneck Brewery | brassneck.ca | 2148 Main Street, Vancouver, V5T 3C5

Weekdays 2PM - 11PM

Weekends 12PM - 11PM

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"At Brassneck we’re looking forward to doing things the hard way, by trying to brew lots of different beers in very small batches. This, in theory, will keep our line up constantly rotating. This may be as simple as brewing a base beer, splitting it in two, and changing the dry hopping, to more complex ways of keeping things interesting."

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"As a beer geek, and increasingly a coffee nerd, I was intrigued. There's an enormous overlap in vocabulary, processes, and passion between coffee and beer, and I've been exploring it personally for a few years. I was convinced that if we looked hard enough at the style, we'd find brewers who were branching out, and ripe for a new conversation about coffee beers."

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notacafeyvr, photosLawrence Lee