Port Moody is a wonderful area full of hiking trails, Rocky Point Beach, with Pajos Fish & Chips, an ice cream shop and Brewers Row is just steps away from the park. Brewers Row has five breweries along Murray Street accompanied by many food trucks and an exciting atmosphere.
Yellow Dog was the first of the row to open back in 2014 by Mike and Melinda Coghill. Yellow Dog is now one of the biggest breweries in BC. From their core beers, Play Dead IPA, Chase My Tail Pale Ale and Retriever Golden Ale to their Seasonal Elf Juice, El Niño Session IPA, Yellow Dog always has a full line up on tap. Yellow Dog is open for tastings and off sales to take home. They have one of the largest tasting rooms on the row as well as an outdoor picnic patio at the back that usually has corn hole for the perfect summer games and bright, hanging lights.
Moody Ales was the second to open along the row. It is located on the farthest West of the breweries. Adam Crandall and Dan Helmer opened Moody opened the brewery so they could share their passion for craft beer with as many people as they could. Their tasting room was designed to provide the community with a place to enjoy the fruits of their labour with friends and family. They also have a patio out front that swings along the side which is the perfect place to watch the sunset over Burnaby Mountain. They have up to 14 beers on tap as well as cider, wine and non alcoholic drinks and dogs are always welcome. From Boss Juice hazy Double IPA, to the Vienna Amber Lager to the Sublime Pineapple Hefewizen, Moody has something on tap for everyone.
Twin Sails was the third to open on the row in 2015 next door to Yellow Dog. Their name comes as the two owners are identical twin brothers and both have a love of sailboats so they got“Twin Sails.” Their main focus is progressive American IPAs, stouts, sours and wild barrel beers. They have some trendy beers, Would Crush Raspberry Wheat Ale, Low Life Lager, Cookie Jar Oakmeal Fudge Stout and my personal favourite, Dat Juice Pale Ale. Twin is always trying to push the boundaries of beer in BC. They have an intimate tasting room with a patio out front and usually you can find Mama Said’s Pizza food truck out front, which is delicious. Come by and grab a pint or take some off sales to go.
The Parkside Brewery
The Parkside Brewery was the fourth to join the bunch back in 2016 by Vern Lambourne and Sam Payne. The name is literal as Parkside is proud to be located across the street from Rocky Point Park. Their dream is to be connected in every community as their motto is: wherever there is a park, there is a Parkside. Parkside has a spacious tasting room with a large outdoor patio at the front and a smaller, heated side patio. Dogs are always welcome on the patios and at Halloween, Parkside has a dog costume party. With a great atmosphere and lovely staff ( I might be slightly biased) Parkside is the perfect place to sit down for a pint. With beers from their classic Dawn Pilsner and DreamBoat Hazy IPA to some tasty seasonal like the Dim Wit Belgium Wheat Ale and the Pleasantside Mixed Berry Ale the best beer on the row, which I have one left that I’m saving for a rainy day), Parkside never disappoints. Pop into their off sales window or come and see their lovely hostess who will get you all set up for an unforgettable experience.
The Bakery Brewing
Owned by Moody Ales, Bakery Brewing, is the latest on the row. It focuses mainly on experimental, flavour explorations and barrel aging. They are constantly making new beers often as they are mainly brewing small batches. Bakery got their name because an Italian Bakery, Calabria, used to be in the same building and baking and brewing have a lot of the same commonalities from the ingredients of yeast, starch and water and the customization and experimentation. With a large menu, a retro style tasting room and a front patio, Bakery always provides a lovely experience.
All breweries on the row are following BC Health Guidelines and are doing their best to make sure the community stays safe.
No plans this weekend? Head down to Port Moody and check out the row. You’ll find something you can’t get your hands on anywhere else.