How We Live the Big Life!

Beverage Director Kim Spence tells the story on how this craft draft became a Moxie’s essential.

Craft beer is a mainstay in our bars, we love it and our guests want it! Introducing: Big Life! With the help of the Moxie’s Beverage team and renowned brewmaster John Bailey of Granville Island Brewery we came up with two beers that are delicious, easy drinking, and complement each other perfectly.

The Beer
We wanted a beer designed for our customers - you! With this in mind we worked to create two ridiculously good beers without any gimmicks. Only 4 ingredients go into our beer: water, barley, hops and yeast. We keep it simple so that we can provide you with a clean tasting pint every time.

Big Life Euro Lager

Lager is truly the world's beer. Almost every country's most popular beer is typically a 5% crisp, clean, and refreshing lager. From Tsingtao to Molson Canadian, all are based on a Czech pilsner. When we created our own lager, we wanted to pay respect to this European classic by using many of the same malts and hops to create an instant classic.

Euro Lager Tasting Notes
Malt Types
Malt Types

Pale Malt (2-row)
Crystal Malts

Hop Types
Hop Types

Columbus
Hallertauer

IBU Rating
IBU Rating

19 - Low bitterness

Big Life Amber Ale

Amber Ale is fermented longer and enjoyed at a warmer temperature than the European Lager. Its amber colour is from the roasting of the malts that add a rich flavour profile.

Amber Ale Tasting Notes
Malt Types
Malt Types

Pale Malt
Black Malt
Crystal Malt

Hop Types
Hop Types

Columbus
Mt Hood

IBU Rating
IBU Rating

18 - Low bitterness

Pairing Beer With Food
Pairing lagers and ambers to food relies on complementing the flavours - the more robust the food, the more aggressive the beverage. If I’m eating simple food like a white fish, chicken, or a creamy pasta dish I’ll pair it with the Euro Lager, but more powerful dishes like ribs, steak or tomato sauces I like to pair with the darker Amber Ale.

When it’s Happy Hour I can’t get enough of the guac! I like to pair it with a pint of really cold Euro -- it makes for a great after work pick me up.

Late Night is my favourite time to enjoy the Biryani Dry Ribs with an Amber Ale where the malty beer is a great match for the earthy flavours.

Pair Guac with Euro Lager!

When it’s Happy Hour I can’t get enough of the guac! I like to pair it with a pint of really cold Euro -- it makes for a great after work pick me up.

Pair Dry Ribs With Amber Ale!

Late Night is my favourite time to enjoy the Biryani Dry Ribs with an Amber Ale where the malty beer is a great match for the earthy flavours.

What are you waiting for? There’s beer to drink!
Our Big Life Beer is on special Sunday through Thursday at most Moxie’s restaurants. Find your favourite location to try it by the pitcher or the pint!

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