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Ace Brewing Company Set to Open in the Comox Valley

Ace Brewing Company Set to Open in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley’s latest craft brewery is aviation-themed, and set to open late summer/early fall.


Award-winning brewer David Macanulty has been on the front lines of the craft beer revolution for more than 20 years. Now, after stints with Storm and Yaletown Brewing in Vancouver, and nearly a decade brewing in Quebec, he’s bringing his expertise to the Comox Valley at Ace Brewing Company.

[Editor’s Note: After this story was published, Ace Brewing announced that David Macanulty left the brewery to pursue other ventures.]

The brewery is slated to open later in summer of 2019 (or early fall, hey it’s brewing after all) and will feature a fully-licenced tasting room, growler fill station, kitchen and retail store. Macanulty says he plans to brew session-strength beers, including some crowd-pleasing lagers.

Located next to the Courtenay Airpark, Ace Brewing pays homage to the military and aviation history of the Comox Valley (home to the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 19 Wing Comox). The unique octagonal building used to be a car dealership, of all things, and the radial timber beams that support the roof even look like an airplane propeller. There’s no shortage of parking, either.

Ace is sure to be a big hit with cyclists, too, as it’s just steps away from the Courtenay Riverway Waterfront Trail at the mouth of the Puntledge River. After checking out Ace, you’ll be able to take the trail along the river to nearby Forbidden Brewing and Gladstone Brewing, both of which are mere metres off the bike path.

[Editor’s note: We’ll update this post as we get more details, and hopefully a with few photos of the space too.]

Website coming soon. For now, follow along over on Facebook.

Ace Brewing Company
150 Mansfield Drive, Courtenay

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