Explore Squamish - August 22, 2021

Craft Beverages to Sip in Squamish

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10 Refreshing Squamish Sips

In Squamish, craft beverages are all about small batch and traditional artisanship. This town boasts an ever-increasing list of local artisans crafting a diverse selection of seasonally-inspired beverages that you won't want to miss.

Here's a round-up of our favourite refreshers that can be found at local watering holes, patios, or savoured in your own backyard. 

1. Lake Lovely Water Blueberry Rooibos Sour, A-FRAME Brewing

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Description: Brewed with 600lbs of bubbling blueberry puree and infused with Vanilla & Peach Rooibos tea from Lucas Teas. Woody flavours, vanilla bean, caramel and juicy blueberries balance the tart sour base. An awesomely refreshing beer! 

Availability: A-FRAME Brewing Tasting Room  

2. I'll Take You To the Candy Shop, Fuzzy Peach Sour, Backcountry Brewing 

Description: Backcountry's newest beer has been 'bombed with thousands of pounds of peach puree and then conditioned on a stupid amount of fuzzy peach gummies." It's the sweet and sour fruit fix that you didn't know you needed.

Availability: In cans and on tap at Backcountry Brewing  

3. Apple Crack, Cliffside Cider

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 Description: Crisp, dry apple cider, a shot of Goldschlager, cinnamon sugar rim, cinnamon stick, and a fresh apple slice.

Availability: On the edge of town at Cliffside Cider in downtown Squamish.  

4. Iced Americano, Counterpart Coffee

Description: Lightly roasted single-origin coffee poured over ice and water. Counterpart Coffee is a small batch coffee roaster dedicated to roasting and serving unique and memorable coffees.

Availability: Counterpart Coffee, Zephyr Cafe and 2Chill Gelato.


5. Elderflower Sangria, Frostbites Syrup

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 Description: Light, clean and packed with all of the flavours of summer. Made with seasonal fruits from the farmers market, white wine, Frostbites Syrup Co. Elderflower Cordial and topped with Pelligrino.

Availability: Visit the Squamish Farmers Market to shop for seasonal fruits and a bottle of Frostbites Syrup Elderflower Cordial.  

6. Blood Orange Margarita Cider, Geo Cider Co

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Description: Mix one part Margarita Cider with one part Blood Orange Cider and voila! A welcome surprise.
Availability: Available in cold 6 pack cans at Geo Cider.


7. Hazy Daze, Howe Sound Brewing

Description: A Northeast style IPA more focused on hop flavour than bitterness. The beer is very tropical and fruit-forward with the juicy flavours of mango, guava, stone fruit and peaches. 
Availability: On tap at Howe Sound Brewing Co, and in 6 pack cans across private liquor stores in BC.  


8. One-in-a-Melon, Mountain Squeeze Juice Truck


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Description: A refreshing and sweet option for those hot summer days! Made from watermelon, lime, lemon and mint this cold-pressed juice is hydrating and a great source of electrolytes. 
Availability: Backcountry Brewing, Cloudburst Cafe and on their website. Check their Instagram to find where the juice truck will be located each day.    


9. Kombucha Mimosa, Spark Kombucha

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Description: Mix together 1 bottle of Ginger Berry Spark Kombucha with 1 Cup of Orange Juice, garnish with sliced orange wedges and strawberries
Availability: A-Frame Brewing, Nesters Market, The Green Moustache and Euphoria Natural Health.  


10. Sparkling Mint Water Kefir, Squamish Water Kefir


Description: The Sparking Mint Water Kefir is a fermented living probiotic drink made from water, water kefir culture, organic sugar (to feed the culture), and fresh mojito mint leaves. It makes a great cocktail or mocktail mix that's delicious, refreshing and adored by adults and kids alike.
Availability: Nesters Market, Cloudburst Cafe, Green Moustache, Kululu Cafe, Counterpart Coffee, Backcountry Brewing, Bean Around the world in Brackendale, Euphoria, and the Squamish Adventure Centre.  

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Cliffside Cider

Counterpart Coffee

Frostbites Syrup Co.

Geo Cider Co.

Howe Sound Brew Pub

Spark Kombucha

Squamish Craft Tasting Trail

Squamish Water Kefir Co.