About Hoyne Brewing

Very few people get to study craft beer under one of the pioneers of the North American micro-brewery movement. Frank Appleton taught me what it means to make great beer, and I am truly grateful for that.

Frank and I set up the brewery in Victoria’s historic Swans Hotel in 1989. When he moved on to build other breweries, I took on the role of Brewmaster and began honing my craft.

In 1998, I founded the brewery at Canoe Brewpub. I brewed there for 13 years, focusing on developing award-winning beers and fostering a sense of community between brewers and beer enthusiasts. For me, it is community that really counts: getting together with fellow beer lovers, talking shop, sharing a few pints, and having some laughs. I bring this fundamental passion to every batch I brew.

“Make great beer,” Frank told me. “The rest will follow.” While my understanding of the craft has matured over the years, Frank gave me the foundation I needed. I strive to create interesting and thoroughly enjoyable beer. Beer that looks good in the glass, feels good in the mouth, and lifts the spirit—and for that, I am proud.


Beers made by Hoyne Brewing

Young Lions: Svec-Czech Half Dark Lager

Limited Release Euro Dark Lager

Alpha Acid IPA

American IPA

Appleton E.S.B.

Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Dark Matter

American Brown Ale

Down Easy Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Hard Rain

American Double / Imperial IPA

Helios Dortmunder Golden Lager

Dortmunder / Export Lager

Hoyner Pilsner

German Pilsener

Kölsch

Kölsch

Off The Grid

Munich Dunkel Lager

Wolf Vine

American Pale Ale (APA)

Finnegans Irish Stout

Seasonal Irish Dry Stout

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+1 (250) 590-5758



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