The Sea to Sky Corridor is a beer enthusiasts dream! The rugged terrain, glacier peaks, mighty rivers, and towering cedars are home to nine of the province’s best breweries and brewpubs!
Start your mountain brewery tour at Squamish, pass through Whistler, pit stop in Pemberton, and cap it off in Lillooet. The Sea to Sky offers a wide selection of crisp ales, lagers, IPAs, stouts, and every other category of beer you could hope for. The 2021 Sea to Sky Brewery Guide includes a complete list of breweries & brewpubs scattered throughout the Sea to Sky region.
Few things beat drinking a beer on top of a mountain peak or enjoying your après after a day on the hill. The breweries found throughout the Sea to Sky are true representatives of the community, nature, and spirit of the corridor.
Learn what makes Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and Lillooet beer unbeatable and the breweries that call the region home a must stop destination for beer lovers.
Squamish “The Adventure”
Inspired by a family A-Frame cabin on Lake Okanagan, A-Frame Brewing was born. Far from it’s inception on the lake, A-Frame is located in the Sea To Sky Corridor. However, Andrew, the A-Frame Brewmaster, remains inspired by his family retreats to the Okanagan and instills that into his recipes.
A-Frame is a wonderful blend of crisp Okanagan tastes and Coastal Mountain culture. Each beer is named after a BC lake, perfect for the adventurous beer lover.
Famous for it’s Widowmaker IPA, Backcountry Brewing is full of bold flavors and personality. This Squamish brewery stands out as a locals hangout. Fit to host, locals and explorers, heading home from a day, night, or week in the rugged Sea to Sky backcountry.
On top of stand out beers, Backcountry is home to an incredible oven-pizza menu. You can’t visit Backcountry Brewing without ordering a beer flight and pizza.
Howe Sound Brewing is Squamish’s original brewery; opening in 1996 as a brewpub and inn at the North End of Howe Sound Inlet. Over the last 25 years of craft brewing, Howe Sound, has a beer list of its classics and modern innovative recipes. My personal favourite is their King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen.
The pub, is stunning, with a hall-style exposed wood beams, it has a truly west coast feel. Which allows like-minded adventurers and craft beer drinkers to come together over quality, local craft beer. There is an energy and passion you instantly can feel.
Coast Mountain, brews a wide range of complex, flavourful & sessionable beers that can be found on tap throughout Whistler pubs. Home to modern, hop-forward ales with a passion of exploring historical European recipes. Complete with an Oak Barrel program and passion for sours.
The tasting room is built for the mountainside local. Inspired by the champagnepowder of Whistler Blackcombs peaks. It’s a locals hangout that’s welcoming to those that share a passion for great beer and the mountain lifestyle.
This standout can’t be missed by those wondering the Whistler Village Stroll. Whistler’s only brewpub, is a must stop when visiting town. The beer lover is best suited for the pub section which is complete with glass windows into the brewery, pool table, and stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace.
High Mountain is the sister brewery of other brewery classics Yaletown and Big Ridge. Part of the premiere collection of MJG breweries distilleries, and pubs.
The Whistler Brewing Company is an originator in the BC craft brewing movement. You’ll find the brewery and taproom nestled in Whistler’s Function Junction. The brewery has a mountain facing patio, perfect for your end of the day après.
Craft beer lovers are likely accustomed to the core beer offerings such as Bear Paw and Hazy Trail. But when visiting the brewery you’ll be greeted with a beer list not found in your neighbour beer store, such as the Hello Limoncello and Wayside Apricot Wit.
A farm-fresh beer experience only found in the Pemberton Meadows, The Beer Farmers, grow and craft local. A fourth generation family farm is home to the most friendly brewery experience you’ll ever have.
If you’re bold why not paraglide onto the farm from the nearby launch at Mackenzie Mountain? Nothing earns a beer more than paragliding of a mountain. Soar, lounge, and relax while gliding over the Pemberton Valley and completing the trip on the Beer Farm.
At the northernmost end of the Sea to Sky lies Lillooet, home to the corridors newest brewery entrant, Lillooet Brewing. Summers can heat up to 40 degrees making for a very thirsty town. As such, founders Sam and Sacha focus on maximum refreshment brewed from rare organic hop varieties.
The brewery is situated on a three acre desert oasis, where beer lovers can enjoy crisp recipes, and take in breathtaking views of Mount Brew and Fountain Ridge.
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