Unless you live under a rock (or don’t use social media) you know that Howe Sound Brewing in Squamish has opened up a brand new tied house called the Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smoke House.
Located almost right beside the upper side of Stadium Station and only blocks from Rogers Arena and BC Place this place could not have a better location. The Devil’s Elbow serves a huge selection of Howe Sound Brewing’s beer as well as some guest taps and a bunch of North American Whiskeys.
The space is beautiful with all wood finishings on most walls and then one long original brick wall. The layout is long and skinny and runs the full length of the building with a small room at the back that can be utilized for private functions. There is a bunch of original artwork around the room as well done by local artists. I was even able to talk to one of the artists by chance as I was talking about one of her pieces as she walked by. Everything about this place exudes friendly from its staff to the design and customers.
For the Media launch party many appies were served to give and idea what flavours was available on the menu. I think most of the appies were created using what they serve on their regular menu to showcase ingredients although in different presentations. On tap they had most of their favourites and some of the big seasonal releases as well (my favourites) such as Total Eclipse of the Hop Imperial IPA, Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale, megadestroyer and Wooly Bugger Barley Wine. Don’t let that scare you off though as they have their standard favourites much like the Lager, Rail Ale Nut Brown and the Sky Pilot Northwest Pale Ale.
No event is complete without the people involved. From media members to Staff here are a few photos of all the great people at the event.
This place has very quickly become my first choice for pregame dinners as well as concerts and other events. Its no surprise that something Howe Sound Brewing is involved with would be an instant success but it still surprises me just how big a hit it has been. If you need a new favourite watering whole then check this place out as soon as possible.
562 Beatty Street, VancouverCanada