I finally made my way out to Gibsons to check Persephone Brewing Company. Instead of driving over to the sunshine coast though I did the much more fun and much more active alternative. Between riding my bike and taking transit and the ferry I made my way to the brewery. One helpful hint is if you are going to ride to the brewery its all uphill but the ride back to the ferry is amazing. I picked a silly day to make my way to the brewery as there was a heavy rain warning (and it was not a false alarm). Below is my video of my trip!
I did not actually know what Persephone Brewing looked like when I headed out on the road for my trip. It looks like a barn witch really fits well with the fact that they are located on ALR (Agricultural Land Reserve) land and will be supplying most of the hops they will use in the future. The big red barn has a great tasting room with lots of seats and a couch and some nice comfy seats.
Persephone Brewing currently only has the standard licencing that alows you to have one 12oz glass with free tasters but plan on upgrading to a full lounge in the future. They have live music on Saturday afternoons to go along with the very friendly small town vibe. They do Growler fills off of growler guns so you can bring home beer like I did (all 8 liters of fresh beer). They also have 650ml bombers and 6 packs of their Golden Ale. This is a tiny brewery with lots of room for expansion. If you have not made your way there yet I really recommend grabbing your bike on a nice day (or a shitty one like I did) an bomb over for a day. Otherwise drive over and make a weekend out of it! Who doesn’t want fresh beer on a camping trip or at a bed and breakfast?
Full Sized Photos can be found here
Directions to Persephone Brewing on Bike and transit.
(Always Check with Translink and BC Ferries for up to date routs and times)
Take Skytrain to Granville Station
Head to West Georgia St at Seymour Street Westbound to Bus Stop.
Take 257 Express to Horseshoe Bay
Take ferry to Langdale
Follow Sunshine Coast Highway and take first Left onto Marine Dr
Take First Right onto N Road (no sign)
Take Left on Stewart Road
Take First Right into Driveway for Persephone Brewing
1053 Stewart Road Gibsons, BC
Great way to show how easy it is to get to the Sunshine Coast on a bike! Insider tip: if you want to avoid the big hill, either North Road like you took or Highway 101, ride transit from the ferry to Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons. Then follow Highway 101 back to Persephone. It’s about 2km, but only a gradual incline rather than a steep hill.
If you like to shred, Sprockids Mountain Bike Park is only 1km from Persephone.
Come back again soon!
That’s an awesome tip thanks. It does kind of reduce the amount of exercise though. haha. That might just be a plan one time though with my downhill bike. I haven’t played on it in years. What kind of bike park is it?
Sprockids: http://www.scrd.ca/files/File/Community/Parks/Maps%20Area%20F/Sprockids.pdf 14km of trails. Downhill & XC. green, blue and black diamond as well as a skills area for some jumping
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[…] You have now Arrived at Persephone Brewing. This brewery is also a Hop Farm although changes to the ALR (Agricultural Land Reserve) may force the brewery off this land. If you have a chance and live in BC please sign the petition to allow them to keep their brewery on this land. This brewery makes a beer for everyone with all kinds of styles on offer. They even have pizzas on weekends if you get lucky. There is also quite a bit of live music that is offered at the tasting room. As the weather warms up they have a nice big picnic area that you can enjoy your beer. To check out my detailed (although outdated) post on Persephone Brewing and see some video of my ride there a few years ago click here. […]