Explore Squamish - August 05, 2018

Squamish Craft Tasting Trail

A visit to Squamish is not complete without a trip one of the local brewpubs, cideries, distillery or other craft beverage makers. With a variety of small boutique producers, Squamish is quickly becoming well known in the craft brew and distillery scene.

Craft Tasting Trail Passport

You can pick up a Craft Tasting Trail Passport from the Squamish Adventure Centre or at any of the following makers and win great prizes for participating.

Collecting stamps is simple; navigate from maker to maker and receive a stamp at each place you visit on your passport. No purchase is required but having fun and staying safe are a must, so be sure you make a plan. Check out the map below for locations. Prizes are detailed below.

Use our map of the Squamish Craft Tasting Trail to plan your trip:

Craft Tasting Trail Map

1. A-Frame Brewing Co.

Taste a flight and fill up a growler with one of A-Frame's full flavoured beers created using modern techniques and traditional ingredients.

2. Backcountry Brewing

Enjoy the lively tasting room with a full menu service and fill up a growler or two from a wide selection of craft brews. 

3. Cliffside Cider 

Traditional cider with sunny views of the Stawamus Chief.

4. Counterpart Coffee Roasters

Savour a cup at this small-batch coffee roastery and espresso bar. 

5. Frostbites Syrup

All natural fruit and botanical cordial, syrup or tonic. Collect your stamp at Gillespie's Fine Spirits. 

6. Galileo Coffee

Sip a coffee and learn about the roasting process through their viewing window or ask for a quick tour. 

7. Geo Cider (Opening soon)

Craft cider lovingly made in small batches, using only the finest quality ingredients to create a delicious, refreshing and memorable cider. 

8. Gillespie's Fine Spirits

Small batch and handmade artisan spirits and cocktail accompaniments from BC-grown grains and fruit. 

9. Howe Sound Brewing Co.

Come for the award-winning handcrafted ales and lagers; stay for a free brewery tour and sunny patio. 

10. Mountain Squeeze Juice Truck

Fueled by a love of fresh fruit and vegetables, find this colourful food truck on social media and order a cold-pressed juice to-go. Collect your stamp at Backcountry Brewing. 

11. Northyards Cider Co. 

Come in for a dose of railway nostalgia and a pour of delicious craft cider made from local BC apples. 

12. Spark Kombucha 

In a world of pop, choose healthy, functional, dry kombucha lightly infused with organic flavours. Collect your stamp at A-Frame Brewing. 

13. Squamish Water Kefir Co.

Packed full of probiotics and beneficial enzymes, water kefir is a thirst-quenching, low sugar alternative to juice and sodas. Collect your stamp at Counterpart Coffee. 

Craft Tasting Trail Prizes

Got 3-5 stamps? Claim your #ExploreSquamish mini carabiner at the Visitor Centre.

Got 6-9 stamps? Claim your branded bottle opener at the Visitor Centre.

Got 10 or more? Claim your coveted branded camping mug and a hearty congratulations at the Visitor Centre.

*One passport and one prize per person*

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Explore the BC Ale Trail. An array of world-class breweries are waiting to be discovered amid British Columbia’s spectacular wilderness and scenery, along with a wide range of outdoor activities and urban experiences. Arrive thirsty, leave inspired.

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Howe Sound Brew Pub & Firebread Restaurant

Gillespie's Fine Spirits & Distillery

A-Frame Brewing

Backcountry Brewing

Cliffside Cider

Northyards Cider Co.

Spark Kombucha

Counterpart Coffee

Frostbites Syrup Co.

Galileo Coffee Company

Squamish Water Kefir Co.

Mountain Squeeze Juice Truck