After several years of slugging it out in the brewing community working for other brewers, Matt Phillips (the patriarch of Phillips Beer) decided it was time to make beer of his own. But while Phillip’s beer was incredible, his business plan was not (at least according to the banks) and nobody would lend him the money to start the brewery. Phillips’ first brews were about as unconventional as his financing structure. In the conservative beer climate of 2001 the brewery launched with an Espresso Stout, a Raspberry Wheat Ale, and a boldly-hopped IPA - a suitable foreshadow for the creativity to come. 

Join Jeff Boyle from Phillips Brewing and enjoy a 4 course dinner, matched with fine beers from this Victoria, B.C. brewery.