Explore Squamish - April 05, 2019

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 (closed until further notice)

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

7. Geo Cider

A line of delicious, old world and new world apple ciders alongside artisan seasonal features. 

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*

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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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.

Squamish Water Kefir Co.

Mountain Squeeze Juice Truck