This mid June weather we are having is absolutely AMAZING! I had waited all week for Sunday Funday! I had my heart set on getting some yummy BC spot prawns, as it’s the time of year for them. As well, I know Papa Bird loves his craft beer, so it was a perfect opportunity to go and explore two more craft beer breweries in Vancouver and get my prawns.
Papa Bird has really developed a love for this stuff. Honestly, not being a beer drinker, I am trying really hard to like it. Today, I tried ‘sours’.Well, I must say, the sours I sampled weren’t all that bad. I could drink a glass of it I think! Why hadn’t I tried these last year when we went to Bend, Oregon on the Ale Trail tour. For beer lovers, I highly recommend this. Try to hit all the breweries on the map, get the ‘passport’ stamped, and than turn it in for your commemorative mug.
Today we went to the famous Parallel 49 brewery in Vancouver, as well R&B Brewing. The two of them had completely different feels, but were both awesome. I think it is the combination of the service, the energy, the environment, the swag and the beer. Swag=growlers, t-shirts, hats etc, (I could become addicted to collecting growlers!).
We arrived early to Parallel 49, and it was wonderful to be the only ones in there, lots of samples, great information and great conversation with staff. The infused beer was different, but I kind of liked it, lime & sage!
Our second brewery stop, we honestly kind of stumbled upon. We parked the car, looked over and there it was! Again, we were the only ones there as it had just opened. Colby greeted us with an introduction and a handshake, he was so lovely, I just wanted to take him home with us! After trying a few samples Papa Bird decided on filling the growler with their Red Devil IPA it was time to hit the road for some Whiskey Hazelnut ice cream at Ernest Ice Cream, another MUST GO to place!
Some other breweries we have been to and recommend in the area are Old Abbey Ale, Postmark Brewery, Granville Island, Steel and Toad, Steamworks, Steel and Oak, Old Yale, and 33 Acres. We highly recommend all the listed ones, you will not be disappointed! We can’t pick a favourite as we enjoy all of them!
We had tentative camping plans for next weekend but are already discussing the desire to go back and find more beer!
Where are some of your favourite craft beer places? I would love to hear about it and what you recommend we visit!