2018 Canadian Brewing Awards

CHARLOTTETOWN (May, 2018) – The PEI Brewing Company is proud to announce that they received two awards in two separate categories at the 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 26.

Vic Park Pale Ale won bronze in the Session India Pale Ale category for a second year. The award marks three wins in a row for Vic Park, which took home gold at the 2016 awards and bronze at the 2017 awards.

Hell Street Doppelbock won bronze in the Traditional German Style category. A winter seasonal beer, Hell Street was first released in 2015 and the popular brew was re- released in the winter of 2016.

Jeff Squires, President of the PEI Brewing Company, is thrilled. “To have our beers recognized at a national level again this year is something we are very proud of. Our brew team puts their heart and soul into their work and it is an honour to have it recognized by the industry, our peers and supporters”. Vic Park is available year- round in 473ml cans and on select taps in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Manitoba.

Summer 2018 Season Announced!

Catherine MacLellan & PEI Brewing Company Present the 2018 season of “If It’s Alright With You – The Life and Music of My Father – Gene MacLellan” at the PEI Brewing Company

PEI Brewing Company announced today that Catherine MacLellan will be bringing her show If It’s Alright With You – The Life and Music Of My Father, Gene MacLellan back to the PEI Brewing Company Culinary Event Space every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during July, August and September, 2018. 

In 1970 P.E.I. songwriter Gene MacLellan rocketed to fame when his song Snowbird became a worldwide smash for Anne Murray. That was followed quickly by Put Your Hand in the Hand, an even bigger hit for Ocean.  

But at the height of his success, he turned his back on the temptations of fame, and his life became a mystery for his many fans. Now for the first time, his daughter, Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter Catherine MacLellan, will tell her father’s story, in her words and his songs.  You’ll hear his beloved music, plus rare and even unreleased songs chosen by Catherine in a personal and powerful performance.  

“We are thrilled to be working with Catherine again in 2018 and on bringing this show back to the PEI Brewing Company Event Space,” said Jeff Squires, President of the PEI Brewing Company. “If It’s Alright With You is a must-see performance, noted by the sold-out 2017 season, for both the visitors to Prince Edward Island and our residents in the Summer of 2018. A musical walk-through of PEI music culture – the show is a wonderful addition to the Summer events calendar.”

“I’m so excited to be returning to the PEI Brewing Company this summer,” said Catherine MacLellan. “I’ve spent the last few months working on how to make this show even better and to tell even more of Dad’s story. There will be new songs, arrangements and stories – I can’t wait to share them with everyone!”

Join her in a celebration of Gene MacLellan, full of emotional moments, laugh-out-loud stories and above all, the hand-clapping hits and tender ballads of this Canadian songwriting legend.
 
Advance tickets are available now at HERE and at the PEI Brewing Company (96 Kensington Road, Charlottetown).

Catherine MacLellan & PEI Brewing Company Present “If It’s Alright With You – The Life and Music of My Father – Gene MacLellan” at the PEI Brewing Company Summer 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN (February 23rd, 2017) – PEI Brewing Company announced today that Catherine MacLellan will be bringing her brand-new show If It’s Alright With You – The Life and Music Of My Father, Gene MacLellan to the PEI Brewing Company Culinary Event Space every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during July, August and September, 2017.

In 1970 P.E.I. songwriter Gene MacLellan rocketed to fame when his song Snowbird became a worldwide smash for Anne Murray. That was followed quickly by Put Your Hand in the Hand, an even bigger hit for Ocean.  

But at the height of his success, he turned his back on the temptations of fame, and his life became a mystery for his many fans. Now for the first time, his daughter, Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter Catherine MacLellan, will tell her father’s story, in her words and his songs.  You’ll hear his beloved music, plus rare and even unreleased songs chosen by Catherine in a personal and powerful performance.  

“We are thrilled to be working with Catherine on bringing this show to the PEI Brewing Company Event Space,” said Jeff Squires, President of the PEI Brewing Company. “The life and music of Gene MacLellan will be a must-see performance for both the visitor to Prince Edward Island and our residents in the Summer of 2017. A musical walk-through of PEI music culture – this show will be a wonderful addition to the Summer events calendar.”

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Catherine MacLellan. “I’ve been thinking about doing a show on my father’s life and music for many years and I’m so excited to have this opportunity at the PEI Brewing Company. It’s going to be a great summer!”

Join her in a celebration of Gene MacLellan, full of emotional moments, laugh-out-loud stories and above all, the hand-clapping hits and tender ballads of this Canadian songwriting legend.
 
Advance tickets are available now at PEIBREWINGCOMPANY.COM and at the PEI Brewing Company (96 Kensington Road, Charlottetown).

Beach Chair Lager presents the 1st Annual Ch’Town Comedy Festival – in partnership with Hubcap Comedy Festival de l’humour HubCap

3 shows at 2 venues!

Thursday, February 16th @ PEI Brew Co

Julien Dionne / Jen Grant / Lars Callieou

Friday, February 17th @ PEI Brew Co

Travis Lindsay / Mark Walker / Drew Behm

Saturday, February 18th @ Florence Simmons Performance Hall

Ali Hassan – Muslim, Interruped (Host of CBC’s Laugh Out Loud)

All shows are ALL AGES. (Anyone under 19 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Tickets available online HERE

All shows are seated – first come, first serve!

More tickets and more info, see ticket link above!

That’s right! We’ve got Bif Naked bringing her I, Bificus Songs and Stories Tour to the Florence Simmons Theatre in Charlottetown. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 16th at 11AM. More info below!

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That’s right folks! Starting September 1st and throughout the month of September – buy a 12-pack of Beach Chair Lager at select PEI Liquor stores and the PEI Brew Co Taproom and receive a free $5 Murphy Group of Restaurants gift card!

We’re super excited for this one folks!

Want to win ticket upgrades into some prime Beach Chair seats? Beach Chair Lager is giving away 5 pairs of VIP upgrades for the entire weekend – it’s the only way to get the VIP treatment! Head to cbmf.peibrewingcompany.com to enter!

The Beach Chair Zone are the best seats in the house – your own pair of seats for the entire weekend with access to the VIP washrooms and bar! This is the only way to get into the now sold-out VIP area! Enter away!

Scott O’Neil Wins 2016 Art Battle PEI Finals

Local artist Scott O’Neil was the crowd favorite on Friday, June 17th as he took home the win for the 2016 PEI Art Battle Finals. We’ll be sending him up to Toronto in mid-July for the Art Battle Nationals to represent PEI!

Congrats to him and all the other artists that took part this season – we’ll be back in October 2016 for the next round of Art Battles!

CHARLOTTETOWN (June 6th, 2016) – The PEI Brewing Company has experienced a breakthrough by winning four gold medals at the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference (CBAC), considered by experts to be the most important beer competition in the country. The awards were announced at the CBAC held in Vancouver on May 28th, 2016.

PEI Brewing President Jeff Squires says, “These recognitions are certain to help elevate the stature and increase demand for all of the company’s products as it continues its strategy to produce outstanding beer, to program and promote a unique destination brewery in Charlottetown and to grow its presence at the retail level provincially, regionally in Atlantic Canada, and nationally.”

“We are determined to place Prince Edward Island firmly on the Canadian brewery map,” added Squires. “This type of recognition will contribute to our growth, to continued investment in the business and to creating more jobs on P.E.I.”

The company currently employs 46 full and part-time staff in roles including administration and planning, production, sales, distribution and event management and hosting.

Vice President of Operations Bob Lawrence said he hopes the 2016 CBAC awards are only a next stage for PEI Brewing Company’s advancement in the industry, which he credits to the people behind the beer’s production. “We’re fortunate to have assembled an incredibly talented team who have their eye on the future,” said Lawrence. “And we’re fortunate to have built a strong and increasing fan base for our Gahan and PEI Brewing Company brands.”

The four gold-winning entries and their respective categories were: Vic Park Pale Ale (Session India Pale Ale); Setting Day Saison (Session Ale); Sir John A’s Honey Wheat (Wheat Beer North America Style); and Rogues Roost IPA (English Style India Pale Ale).

PEI Brewing Company is proud to announce the inaugural restaurant lineup for the 1st annual King Of The Wing PEI event taking place March 16th – 27th, 2016.

With the success and support of the community with every food event that takes place, King Of The Wing looks to build up some heat before the official start of Spring in Prince Edward Island. 11 Restaurants are set to strut their chicken stuff as they create one-of-a-kind wing plates.

Old Triangle, Water’s Edge, Gahan House, Brickhouse, Merchantman, Brothers 2, Redwater Rustic Grille, Ise’s Sports Bar, East Side Mario’s, Dundee Arms and PEI Brewing Company will be kicking off the event on March 16th.

“Food events are awesome and Islanders have shown year after year that they love to take part in pretty much anything related to food,” says event organizer Al Douglas. “It’s just a fun way to get people out enjoying what our local restaurants have to offer and a chance to let the creativity in those restaurants get a bit of a platform.”

The 11 restaurants are divided into two brackets; the first week is dedicated to finding the top restaurant in each bracket and the final 4 days of the competition has the top restaurant from each bracket going head to head. Voting takes place at kingofthewingpei.com and the winner crowned at the end of it all!

For more information, check out kingofthewingpei.com.