Victoria Caledonian Brewery
& Distillery (Twa Dogs Beer)

EST. 2016 | Victoria

This brewery and distillery on the outskirts of Victoria embraces its Scottish background wholeheartedly.

Graeme Macaloney was born in Glasgow, Scotland, where he developed a love for both whisky and beer. When he moved to Canada he set himself the goal of building a place where both would be produced side by side. Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery is just that place. Within its spacious facility is a beautiful tasting room where you can enjoy the full range of beers or taste a custom blended guest whisky (until Caledonian’s own whiskies are ready to serve). All the beers are produced under the Twa Dogs brand, which is a reference to 18th century Scottish poet Robbie Burns; indeed, each beer’s name comes from a Burns poem as well. Take an entertaining tour to learn more about the brewing and distilling process. You can even enjoy a beer right inside the brewery and watch the brewers as they work.


Beer Service

  • Full Draught Service
    Draught Beer By the Glass
  • Growler Fills
  • Retail
    Cans and/or bottles available for purchase
  • Samples & Flights
    4oz samples available


  • Family Friendly
    you can bring the kids
  • Has Tours
    offers guided tours of their facility

Food Service

  • Snacks
    Light Snacks Available

What Else?

  • Barrels
    Barrel-aged beer production
  • Merchandise
    shirts, hats available for sale
  • Sour Beer Production
Fun Fact:

Brewmaster Dean McLeod made a name for himself at Lighthouse Brewing, also in Victoria, before moving over to Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery when it opened. He was born in New Zealand and grew up in Australia, but he does have a Scottish background: his great-grandfather Murdock McLeod was born on the island of Rassay and his grandmother Agnes was born in Glasgow. Dean’s family even has its own tartan, which he is known to don on special occasions. Continuing with the Scottish theme, Head Brewer Nicole MacLean also hails from Scotland where she previously worked at the (in)famous brewery, BrewDog.

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