Red Truck Beer Started With An Idea
The idea of a time gone past. An idea that your beer should be delivered like your milk, in the back of a truck. With a smile and a wave, and the promise of the freshest beer on four wheels. And that’s exactly what Mark, our founder, and his 1946 Dodge pickup ‘Old Weird Harold’ set out to do.
We Deliver on a Promise
Mark knew that an ice cold beer could turn a good day into a great one. So on the sweat of his back, and in the bed of his truck, Mark and ‘Old Weird Harold’ set out to hand deliver kegs of the freshest beer on four wheels.
It wasn’t long before the idea really took off, and Red Truck Beer was born.
Breaking Ground In Historic Brewery Creek
Steeped in tradition, Red Truck Beer set up shop in Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek in 2015.
To break ground, we did something a little different. We dropped an old, retired Red Truck into the foundation of the new parking lot out front. And there it lies today, in the foundation of our new brewery and classic Truck Stop Diner.
Let the Good Times Roll
Just like a good truck needs a good radio, a good concert needs a good beer. In 2015, we started our Truck Stop Concert Series, a 3 day mini music festival that happens under the water tower, in the heart of the city.
With Canadian and International headliners, this series is sure to rock.
You’ll Never Forget Your First Truck
An obsession with trucks that started 40 years ago has since grown into a delicious passion that’s brewed with the good times the red trucks symbolize. Try one, and like our founder, you’ll never forget your first truck.
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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
1960 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.
No Nickname Required
International: Military Xtreme Truck
The MXT 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
At Red Truck Beer, we brew with a dedication and a passion for hand-built beer. We love what we do, and we don’t take ourselves too seriously while we’re doing it. We love cracking a cold one after a long day at the shop, a hard day on the slopes, or hanging out at strumming along to our favourite tune. Sound like you?
Find out how to become a Red Truck Ambassador here.Become An Ambassador
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.
See what we’re doing: Sustainability Profile