Up until recently I had only been able to sample the beer from The Noble Pit Brewhouse in Kamloops at a few different beer festivals as I do not make it up to Kamloops very often. I have now changed this as I spent the long weekend camping in the area.
Located in downtown Kamloops this is a great location for a brewpub. The restaurant/pub side of the Noble Pig is very nice looping with wood accents everywhere and a stone fireplace in the middle. They even have a canoe hung from the ceiling that is a large bank of lights.
The Noble Pig has a great food menu with all kinds of interesting options. I had the Bison Bolognese and it was awesome! I love the fact that as much as humanly possible the kitchen here sources all vegetable and meat from local suppliers. Even the Bison comes from a farm in the Kamloops area. It is always good to support local business!
The building that houses this brewpub was not designed with a brewery in mind and because of this the brewery is shoehorned in where it fits. The brew house is located on the main level on the far side of the bar. There are windows that let you look into where the beer is brewed. I was able to get a tour so I was able to get photos behind the door. Once the beers are brewed here they are piped down into the basement where the fermentors are located.
Once done at the brew house I was led down into the basement where the rest of the brewery is located. When you first enter the cooler you will find the bright tanks and kegs the last step of the brewing process when the beer is finished. The beer is actually served right from these tanks to the bar. Some keg products are also served as when a tank gets low they transfer to kegs so they can open up a tank for more beer. Exiting out the back of the cooler you finally come to the fermentors. This brewery is small and with only 3 fermentors there is not a huge amount of beer being produced at one time.
Due to this limited space their neighbor brewery Red Collar Brewing has made a deal so that they can brew some of their beer at their brewery to keep up with demand. I find it fitting as Red Collar Brewing’s brewmaster is the original brewmaster at The Noble Pig. If you are looking for good beer and great food while in Kamloops look no further than the Noble Pig.
The Noble Pig Brewhouse
650 Victoria Street
So nice to see some better breweries all over BC and the fact that they are integrating themselves into the local culture and suppliers.
I would say its probably the best way to make it when you are out of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Make it a pillar of the community.
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