Beneath all the outdoor activities that can be found in Whistler, lies a bustling craft beer scene. These establishments are not limited to producing finely crafted brews- they are a place for friends to gather to enjoy a pint while reliving the day’s adventures. Exciting flavours, fun atmosphere, and even a brewery tour are just a few of the reasons to visit one of these local hotspots. If craft beer is something you enjoy, you’ll just have to experience the breweries in Whistler!
Whistler Brewing Co.
Whistler Brewing Co. is the oldest brewery in Whistler and has been cranking out delicious beers for decades. In fact, for a long time, it was the only one. It came to life in 1989 and has since been crafting not just any ol’ beer, but award-winning ales and lagers. Come for a tour or to enjoy the tap house, which boasts a fun atmosphere complete with a foosball table. Don’t forget to leave with some of their very own “wearables and beeraphenalia”.
Must Try Brew: The Rescue Ale is a light amber pale ale that contains a blend of tropical passion fruit. A portion of the proceeds from this beer are donated to the SPCA.
The Brew House
Located right in the village, The Brew House is a popular restaurant as well a brewery. Sample the menu’s offerings while setting sights on the brewing system, located right there in the restaurant. Setting sights on the technology that has provided the perfect conditions for that delicious beer you’re drinking is sure to instill a sense of wonder.
Must Try Brew: The Lifty Lager is a local favourite. Its smooth taste and ability to go down easy makes it a winner for after a day of activity.
Coast Mountain Brewing
Coast Mountain Brewing has been on the scene since 2016 and already it’s making waves. Originally, the locally owned and operated company decided to focus on North American influenced ales and lagers. However, they have grown to integrate flavours and recipes from all over the world. Located in Function Junction, the tasting room at this establishment is one worth hanging around in, what with its relaxing vibes and spot right next to Forged Axe.
Must Try Brew: The Sastrugi Sour is unique and growing in popularity. It’s a Belgian inspired sour that is brewed with lactobacillus culture and a select blend of traditional European malts and hops.
Visiting one of Whistler many breweries is a chance to experience yet another side of mountain culture. After all, a post-adventure beer is almost as good as the adventure itself. To complete your visit into the mountains, stay in the heart of it all at the Listel Hotel Whistler.