The Red Truck story started, not surprisingly, with a Red Truck. But not just any red truck.
It was our founder's first truck – a spectacular, vintage 1946 Dodge. In those early years 'Old Weird Harold' and Mark shared many adventures together with friends in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
Give them what they want
Our founder knew nothing went better with the good times than an ice cold brew. Inspired by 'Old Weird Harold', he hit on a brilliant idea. Why not deliver fresh brewed beer in his favourite Red Truck?
Soon after that, 'Old Weird Harold' was busy dropping off the first batches of Red Truck beer – the freshest beer on four wheels. Needless to say, the idea took off.
A few years ago, in Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek we broke ground on our new Brewery and classic Truck Stop Diner.
To mark the occasion we dropped an old, retired Red Truck right into the foundation of the new parking lot out front.
Let The Good Times Roll
Over the last few years, our Red Truck Brewery has turned into a community watering hole — if you need help finding it, just look for the big water tower perched on top.
In 2015, we started a new tradition: our Truck Stop Concert Series. It’s a mini music festival that happens in the shadow of the water tower, right in the heart of the city.
You’ll never forget your first truck
So there you have it, a story that started over 40 years ago, with an obsession for red trucks. An obsession that grew into a delicious beer that captures the good times that red trucks symbolize. Try one out and you’ll see what we mean. Like our founder, you’ll never forget your first truck.
We think you ought to be part of our history by sharing your own red truck story with us. Check below for info on how to submit your story and become a Red Truck Ambassador.
Our Red Trucks
Delivering good times since 2005
Old Weird Harold
This is the truck that started it all. Old Weird Harold used to spend his days driving kegs of Red Truck Lager and Ale to our local Minor League baseball stadium. Today, Harold still makes the odd delivery and appearance around town – but the easiest way to find him is by looking at that truck in our logo.
Flat Deck Frank
1948 Dodge Power Wagon
Flat Deck Frank recently made his journey from the East Coast. We always say if he could talk – he would probably have a thick Boston accent. You’ll see him posted up at our events with a full deck, or on his off days puttering around the brewery.
1995 Chevy Utilimaster
It was ol’ Frank that we used during Red Truck’s first six years of operations. He’s still our go-to truck for concerts, tournaments and big-ass festivals. We’ve even replaced ol’ Frank’s engine and given him parts from five other vehicles to keep him alive and truckin’ – he’s our Frankenstein.
International: Most Xtreme Truck
The Beast wheels in kegs, staff and even other vehicles to our special events. Look for it roaming the streets and highways of the Pacific Northwest or at our Red Truck sponsored events. She’s hard to miss.
Your Red Trucks
Tell us your truckin’ story
Send us your story along with pictures of you and your red truck to become a Red Truck Ambassador. As a Red Truck Ambassador you will receive a Trucker’s Kit and have a chance to be featured on the Red Truck website.Send us your story
We bleed red, but think green.
We’re dedicated to making our brews the traditional way, respecting the craft of simpler days, the way Mother Nature intended. This means we’re committed to recycling, spent grain is used to feed local animals, and other byproducts are properly disposed of. We take pride in working with our local governments to ensure wastewater is pH neutralized, and our impact on the treatment centres is low. In short, you can always enjoy a Red Truck with a green conscience.