One of the best excuses we’ve heard to enjoy craft brewed beverages is that they are healthier for you! More nutrients and antioxidants, a great source of (ahem) fibre, and some other stuff that helps with keeping your bones healthy. So don’t delay, grab your growler today! These new Vancouver breweries are making up the good stuff in your neighbourhood.
Pitt Meadows first craft brewery with 20 years of collective brewing experience. Do not confuse their brew crew with the ‘other’ foamers who are obsessed with trains, this group is obsessed with maximizing their space and talents. The brewhouse is built up to the rafters with three equal brewers instead of the traditional one.
The two faces of this brewery are no strangers to the brewing game. Vern Lambourne, former Granville Island Brewing mastermind, and Sam Payne, former sales manager for Red Truck Brewing, are parking their new brewery along a foamy strip in Port Moody. New neighbours will include Twin Sails, Moody Ales and Yellow Dog Brewing.
Two Columbian brothers, Andrés and Nicolás Amaya have lived in Vancouver for over 18 years and are brewing a blending of South American and Canadian flavours. Mix that with a passion of music, culture, family and friends and this brewery promises to be a comfortable place to hang your hat.
The fine husband and wife team of Mauricio Lozano and Alicia Medina aim to have 20 well executed recipes that will rolled out four at a time, on a weekly schedule, in their 33 seat tasting room – which will offer growler fills and keg sales.
Field House Brewing Co. – OPEN
This stylish tasting room is over 3,000 square feet and contains a licensed picnic area, branded merchandise, selection of growlers, art gallery and all the shuffleboard one can partake in on one night. Using a Kickstarter campaign to get things rolling, this business opened in early 2016 and the good citizens of Abbotsford have Josh Vanderheide to thank.
Trading Post Brewing – OPEN
Having opened one day before Valentine’s Day, the Trading Post has already tapped into the local heartbeat of Langley. Their pledge to embrace the community, engage the customers and brew great beer has made this brewery a warm gathering place to eat, drink and be merry.
Vancouver’s first cidery was developed on Sunday’s using the naturally delicious Similkameen and Okanagan valley grown apples. Already on tap at a few choice locations around the city, the owners plan to be serving cider growlers direct from their East Van cider house very soon.
Part of the fun of trying new craft beers is that they are all different. Don’t get stuck in a fermented rut, get out and support your local brewery’s and collecting growlers is way cooler than having a row of empty beer bottles ringing the Rec Room.
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