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Metchosin Soap Works is brewing up something new but familiar this holiday season.

They’ve combined island favourite Lucky Lager with their traditional olive oil soap to create a hop-scented, red-hued bar with a thick lather reminiscent of a foamy pint of beer.

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Debbie Cooper, owner and founder of Metchosin Soap Works, says that her goal has always been to make good quality, natural, everyday soap as an alternative to bigger brands. 

Her soap is most often inspired by West Coast living, and Lucky Lager Beer Soap is no exception. 

“My dad and his friends were all Lucky beer drinkers,” said Cooper. This addition to the Metchosin Soap Works’ 40+ soap varieties fits right into the company’s commitment to the West Coast vibe.

Metchosin Soap Works’ bars are all handmade and shaped so that they don’t slip out of your hand. The especially rugged look of Lucky soap is inspired by the baker bricks of old Victoria. 

Lucky is a long-time favourite of Vancouver Island’s tradespeople. Cooper says this soap is “strong and rugged, like the people who drink Lucky.” They’ve also made Guinness soap in the past, but Cooper says the growing popularity of Lucky soap is unparalleled.

Lucky Lager Beer Soap is available for purchase at all Red Barn Markets and on the Metchosin Soap Works website. They also host soap-making classes every week.

Would you try it?