Explore Squamish - May 30, 2017

Squamish Craft Tasting Trail

Squamish Tasting Trail

A visit to Squamish is not complete without a trip to the local brew pub or distillery. With a variety of small boutique producers, Squamish is quickly becoming well known in the craft brew and distillery scene for its locally made beers and spirits.

Squamish is part of the BC Ale Trail

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

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

Soon to open on Second Avenue in downtown Squamish.

4. Counterpart Coffee Roasters

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

5. Frostbites Syrup

Purchase an all natural fruit and botanical cordial, syrup or tonic–just add shaved ice, and you've got yourself a snow cone. 

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 August 2018)

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 Inn & 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. 

11. Northyards Cider Co. (Opening July 2018)

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. 

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.

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