FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Collaboration brew celebrates the iconic pub’s 40th Anniversary
Coquitlam, BC, March 8, 2018 – Mariner Brewing, recently voted one of BC’s best new breweries, is partnering with Coquitlam’s iconic John B Pub to celebrate the John B’s 40th year in business.
The neighborhood staple, Coquitlam’s oldest pub, is a huge supporter of craft beer and has over 80 craft brews on tap from all over Canada and the US, and even as far afield as Belgium and Norway. The John B has been owned by the Lepinski family since it first opened in 1978.
“We’re really excited about our collaboration with Mariner,” says John B’s General Manager Owen Coomer.“ Much like the John B itself, the pale ale Mariner has brewed up for us is a true classic, staying true to its familiar roots, yet with a very modern West-coast sensibility. Mariner, though less than a year old, is making some amazing beers, and we are really excited for the opportunity to team up with Coquitlam’s first craft brewery.”
For Mariner Brewing’s founder, Byron Vallis, who was born and raised near The John B, the opportunity to team up for the pub’s birthday was too good to pass up. “The John B has been my neighborhood pub since I turned 19, and the opportunity to partner with the Lepinski family to celebrate their 40th birthday is a great honour for me personally.”
The new collaboration brew, called Main Sail Pale Ale, is a classic pale ale using English yeast, toasted caramel malt, and 100% Cascade hops. The beer will be available for sale in cans at the John B Liquor Store and Mariner Brewing’s tasting room. Mariner and the John B Pub will also be serving the limited release brew on tap at their respective locations.
Mariner Brewing Company, Coquitlam’s first and only craft brewery, was voted one of the best new breweries in The Georgia Straight’s 2018 Golden Plates survey. Uniquely for the Tri-Cities, Mariner offers a full hot food menu to complement its array of hand-crafted beers. Mariner is located at H-1000 Landsdowne Avenue in Coquitlam.
Since the John B Pub first opened their doors in 1978, the family-owned local stalwart has become something truly special. Boasting the largest back bar in BC with over 465 different spirits, one of the most impressive draught selections in the province with 86 different taps, live music 4 nights a week featuring the best local bands & DJs, and a unique spin on upscale bar food; the John B really has something for everyone. The John B is located 1000 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam.
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