Introducing the Piggy Pale Ale

Cowichan Rugby Football Club and the Red Arrow Brewing Company are proud to announce a most exciting venture – the Piggy Pale Ale!  

“We have a long history of rugby here in the Cowichan Valley and a close connection with it among employees at Red Arrow Brewing Company. We wanted to embrace the camaraderie and spirit found on the rugby pitch with a unique brew.”  ~ Lance Stewart, Red Arrow Brewery

It’s More Than Just A Name:

This camaraderie extends beyond the creation of this fantastic brew:

  • For every 650mL bomber bottle sold 25¢ will be donated to the Cowichan Rugby Club, AND
  • Red Arrow will also be a jersey sponsor, AND 
  • Red Arrow has created a keg sponsorship program for the Club. Piggie Nation members, alumni, well-wishers and the like can purchase a keg from Red Arrow and donate it to the Club – with all proceeds staying at the Club!  

For those Piggies living away from ‘home’ who would like to donate a keg, please contact Red Arrow directly at 

Please Join Us:

To celebrate this match made in rugger valhalla, on Saturday September 26, following the home opener against the Port Alberni Black Sheep at 1:00 pm, Red Arrow will be hosting an action packed launch party from 4pm – 7pm and everyone is invited!

Plans for the event include: BBQ Pig Roast, live entertainment, an alumni announcement and of course the official unveiling of the Piggy Pale Ale.

Come meet members past and present of the Cowichan rugby team while sampling Red Arrow’s latest brew. Samples and growler fills are available at the brewery as well as sales of the 650ml bombers. 

Launch Party Details:

Saturday, September 26, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Red Arrow Brewery 5255 Chaster Rd, Duncan  (link to map inserted)

The Club bus will be shuttling people from the Club to the Brewery following the game and then back to the Club for a little more fun!

About the Piggy Pale Ale:

A rather civilized beer. Our storied club has a rich history of fantastic rugger and countless shenanigans. It represents an impressive list of characters past & present, who define the playfulness & honour required to be part of the Cowichan RFC family. When opposing teams come to town, players know that win or lose, it is going to be a hard game. They also know that every drop of blood and sweat left on the field will be replenished back in the clubhouse with the tip of a pint of some fine ale. 

We took our love of the game and pitched it into this Pale Ale. Pouring a light golden orange this PIGGY has a medium hop aroma, balanced maltiness and just enough gumption to bring home the game. 

We hope that you love the beer. We love the name and it’s connection to the sport and the way the Cowichan boys and girls play. There is relevance to the rural setting that is the Cowichan farming backdrop, and sure as hell, there is history and honour in donning the Cowichan Green and Black. We hope that you can attend the launch on the 26th and continue to support your local brewery and rugby club. Here’s mud in your eye!

Red Arrow Brewing Company:

Cowichan Valley’s first Craft Brewery – Red Arrow Brewing Company opened June 2015, located at 5255 Chaster Road, just south of Duncan. It is housed in a sturdy brick and ivy building that used to be the Arrow Custom Cycle shop.

Some of the best things happen over a beer. Ideas are ignited, friendships are forged and every now and then breweries are born. This holds true for Red Arrow Brewing which is the culmination of friendships and unbridled, hop fueled desire. We’re a collective. A synergy. Not one thing to one person or all things to every person. We’re a team of co-workers enjoying the creative process together. We create beer with a personality that has meaning to where we are or what we believe in. Utilizing the finest and often local ingredients we brew in small batches. Our beers are crafted to be intriguing, untamed and free.   

Where to find Red Arrow Brews:


Commons Liquor & More


Beverly Corners


Liquor Depot


Vancouver Island Liquor


Liquor Plus



Lion Rampant

BC Liquor Store

Cowichan Liquor



Cobble Hill/Mill Bay

Liquor Plus

 Honey Pot 

 BC Liquor Store




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Liquor Depot North

Liquor Depot South





Cascadia Liquor


Liquor Depot





South-Island Westshore

17 Mile Liquor Store (Sooke)

Cascadia Liquor (Langford)

Cascadia Liquor (Colwood)

4 Mile Liquor (Colwood)


Greater Victoria

Liquor Express (Keating X)

Metro Liquor (Brentwood)

Swan’s Hotel Liquor Store (Victoria)

Liquor Express (Yates St, Victoria)

Cork & Barrel (Oak Bay)


Spinnaker’s (James Bay)

Spinnaker’s (Vic West)

Cascadia Liquor (Quadra)

Hillside Liquor (Victoria)

The Strathcona Hotel Liquor Store (Victoria)


Darby’s Liquor Store (4th & MacDonald)

BC Liquor Store (Broadway & Maple)




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