Backroads Brewing Co – Nelson


Nelson BC has a fairly new brewery in Backroads Brewing.  The brewery is located on the main drive and a great spot to stop on a walk through town.

The tasting room has a great feel with lots of wood finishings and shared tables.  The bar is inviting and has some bar stools on one side.  They have lots of growlers and some good swag for sale also.  The brewmaster Mike Kelly was originally from Nelson Brewing Company and has a ton of experience in brewing and it shows with their beers.

The brew house in the back is an 8HL brewhouse.  They have 1-16HL unitank and 3-8HL unitanks with a total capacity of 40HL.  A nice touch for this brewery is that they have 8-8HL serving and conditioning tanks in their cooler.  these tanks are hooked right up to the taps in the taproom.

If you find yourself in Nelson I really recommend you check out this brewery.  They are making tasty beer and it does not make it far outside of the brewery at this point!

Backroads Brewing
http://backroadsbrewing.com/
460 Baker Street
Nelson, BC
info@backroadsbrewing.com
778-463-3361

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ESB – Backroads Brewing Co


From Backroads Brewing Co the newest brewery in Nelson BC comes their “ESB”.  This Extra Special Bitter pours a cloudy brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of toffee, brown sugar and a hint of fruit.  The flavour is of mild roasted malts, toffee, brown sugar, semi sweet with some mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% with an IBU of 30.  While it is not quite like any other ESB I really enjoyed it and I hope that I can get more of their beer sooner than the next time I end up in Nelson.

First Descent Northwest IPA – Backroads Brewing Co


From Backroads Brewing Co the newest brewery in Nelson BC comes their “First Descent Northwest IPA”.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of lots of fruit including citrus, semi sweet notes and floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus, orange, mild tropical fruit, caramel, resin, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 53.  This is definitely a tasty IPA coming out of Nelson BC.  If you find yourself in the Kootenays make sure to check this brewery out.