Grandview-Woodland—The still relatively new Callister Brewing Company, named after the old Callister Park Stadium across from Pacific Coliseum, also happens to be Canada's first co-operative commissary brewery.
As a co-op brewery, beer makers of any sort can come in use Callister's equipment and shared space to not only make but also serve their beer concoctions in the wood-panelled tasting room out front.
Serving 12oz glasses and 20oz pints in addition to tasters, Callister currently offers beers from four different producers including their own, of course. First off, Callister's Hive Mind dry honey ale was a standard, easy drinking brew.
I liked the Siren Song winter red ale for its crisp blend of flavours and wintery taste.
Awhile back, I was particularly enamoured by their Cerveza de los Muertos dark lager for its crisp and refreshing quality.
Callister takes beer collaboration to new heights with a intriguing concept and co-operative attitude in their small little Eastside nano-brewery.
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