Craft Beer Tasting
Phillips Brewery is the vision of creator Matt Phillips. It was built not only on his personal vision but also on a bunch of his personal credit cards that he had to use to start-up the company. This is one reason we like Phillips.

The first Phillips brews were launched in 2001 – an Espresso Stout, a Raspberry Wheat Ale, and a boldy-hopped IPA. Their menu has now expanded to include 12 full time beers plus 3 or 4 seasonals. The brewery is located in Victoria, BC. Tours are available for a maximum of 10 people from Tuesday to Thursday at 4pm and Friday and Saturdays at 2pm. Next time we are in Victoria we are going to have to take the tour!

Blue BuckPhillips Blue Buck
This one is a staple in Vancouver and easy to find on tap at most places we frequent. Blue Buck is an easy to drink Pale Ale and is light in the fact that it is only 5% alcohol. We find it to be on darker side in colour for a Pale Ale but it is also a little less hoppy than some. It is an easy beer to drink for both of us. When there is no wheat beer on tap this is the one that is Tara’s go to. It is also available in bottles and cans at your local liquor store in addition to the draft available at most restaurants or pubs. This beer would also work well on your golf course’s tap. It’s one that appeals to a wide audience.

If you haven’t, give it a try, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

We, Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf write two blogs, one is our 19th Hole Blog where we share personal experiences and the other an Industry Blog where we comment on general business and internet marketing best practices, sales strategies and give golf industry related opinions. We have owned CK Golf  for 9 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries. As of August 2016 our life and our business will be ‘location independent’. Our 19th Hole Blog is about the places we visit and the things we do. You can also follow our road trip at If you have any questions or comments, or happen to be in the same location as us please reach out and contact us anytime.