Explore Squamish - March 13, 2018

The Squamish St. Patrick's Day Craft Tasting Trail

Photo: Amy Reed

The Squamish St. Patrick's Day Craft Tasting Trail

In Squamish, it is a sacrilege to dye craft beer green. While it may be fine with low-quality beer, when it comes to the good stuff, dye contaminates the flavour, ruins the colour and is blasphemy in the world of craft beer. Squamish knows better.

For anyone who needs a little green down their gorge, cocktails are an entirely different story and after you have completed your rounds of Squamish's best pours you can end your night with a delicious (and leprechaun-green) craft cocktail.

Shuffle up the order any way you like, here are the Squamish St. Patrick's Day Craft Tasting Trail destinations.  

Howe Sound Brewing

The party is on this St. Patrick's Day at the Howe Sound Brew Pub. It is no surprise that Howe Sound is going all out for this special (falling on a Saturday) St. Patrick's Day. There will be jigs, plenty of Irish music and hearty pub-style Irish food to keep you fueled all evening long. 

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day they will be featuring one of their signature stouts on tap. The fun will really kick off at 9 pm when DJ Old Fashion hits the stage to get the party started. Green clothing is recommended, green costumes are heartily encouraged. 

Backcountry Brewing 

Backcountry Brewing will have you seeing green when you stop by for a pour this St. Patrick's Day. The brewery will have a special green-themed appearance for the evening and will uphold its reputation as a Saturday night place for a good time. Enjoy a game of Connect Four, a flight of your favourite brews and the lively long table atmosphere Backcountry Brewing is known for.

Be sure to order yourself a pizza and a beer before heading off to your next destination on the St. Patrick's Day Trail.

A-Frame Brewing First Annual St. Patty's Day Photo Treasure Hunt

Game's night just got a lot more interesting. Get your team of six together for a fun-filled day of exploring Squamish. You will be following the rainbow all day long taking photos as you go. Whichever group makes it back to the brewery in the best time is to be crowned champion of the First Annual Photo Treasure Hunt! There will be prizes for overall winners, and various best photo winners throughout the day.

After the game is over teams and other St. Patty's Day celebrators will enjoy good eats from Mr Bannock Food Truck from 5 - 9 pm as well as music by DJ Mr Twitch who will be spinning from 7 pm-close. Space is limited, you can pre-register your team by emailing Jeremy [at] AFrameBrewing.com.

*Extra points for teams daring to do this by bike or public transit!*

Gillespie's Fine Spirits

The cocktail lounge is open for business this St. Patrick's Day at Gillespie's Fine Spirits. Gobble up some greenery (cocktail greenery that is) while lounging in one of the coolest prohibition style establishments Squamish has to offer. Special for the evening, there will be a little Irish Leprechaun running around taking orders and mixing up plenty of signature green cocktails. 

No matter how disorderly the rest of your evening has been, Gillespie's is the perfect spot to wind down your St. Patrick's Day with an air of sophistication.

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