Okanagan 1516 Lager ~ 35.5cl Can
A Bavarian style Lager craft-brewed to celebrate the landmark 1516 Purity Law – to which the brewery rigorously adheres. The decree states that only four ingredients can be used when making beer: barley, hops, yeast and water.
This beer is brewed from two-row, premium Canadian and Bavarian barley, Hallertau and Saaz hops, Bavarian yeast and pure spring water – the finest, natural ingredients that are truly worthy of a lager that bears the name “1516”.
Gold Medal, Canada – German-style Pale Lager – World Beer Awards – 2015
Inspired by beer lovers, Okanagan use the best ingredients, longer brew times and exacting care during each step of the process.
A well rounded, honest interpretation of a Bavarian lager with a crisp finish and a rich golden colour.
About the Brand
One of the early microbreweries in British Columbia, Okanagan Spring was opened in 1985 by German immigrants Jakob Tobler and Buko Von Krosigk – inspired by the natural surroundings — and a total lack of good, local beer.
Okanagan Spring, based in Vernon, has dominated the regional microbrewery scene since the mid-90’s. The product line was originally oriented toward lagers, but the company soon found out that there was a much more enthusiastic market for ‘craft’ beer.
The brewers have 100+ years combined experience, and are stringent about ingredients. Only the best will do: premium two-row Canadian barley, quality hops, their own signature yeast strain and 100% pure Okanagan spring water.
In 1996, the company was purchased by Sleeman.