Broke N’ Rode Brewing – 100 Mile House (Closed)


(Closed Indefinitely)

Located in the Caraboo region of BC you will find one of the newest breweries to open in the province. 100 Mile House is now home to Broke N’ Rode Brewing.

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When you drive down the main drag in 100 Mile House you will see their sign quite prominent right out front.

The whole brewery tasting room to production floor are all in one large room with only the bar to separate the seating area from the brew house.

The tasting room has a really rustic feel that I quite like.  Lots of wood notes including the bar and seating areas.  They even have a car built into the bar!  I forget the year of the car now sadly but the owners were originally led to believe the building was built in the year of the make of the car so they incorporated it.  Sadly it turned out that the building was built a few years before or after.

To the back right side of the building behind the bar you will located the small brewery.  They have a nice little system with fermenters that are housed inside small chilled rooms.

Broke N’ Rode Brewing

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175 Cariboo Highway 97,
100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada
Ph. 250-395-2222

 

 

 

Beer on the road – Road Trip Northern BC and Okanagan


Road trip to the a Portion of Northern BC and the Okanagan

Last year I took a road trip to the Kootenays region of BC for Craft Beer and hotsprings and I even made it back to the Kootenays for the East Kootenay Beer Festival this year.  The 2800km road trip really got me excited to explore more of the vast province that is British Columbia.  With a week at our disposal we hit the road to check out some of the Northern BC breweries as well as checking out a few of the latest breweries in the Okanagan.

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When the trip was finished the odometer read 3433.3km which is a hell of run but we live in a beautiful area and it is a crime that we always fly elsewhere to Holiday.  If you were paying attention you would notice we took a dip into Alberta to visit Jasper National Park to camp and check out the Athabasca Glacier and a brewery (surprise surprise).

This run of driving brought us to Three Ranges Brewing, Jasper Brewing Company, Barkerville Brewing, Red Collar Brewing, Cannery Brewing and Tin Whistle Brewing.  Our plan had us staying in a hotel in Valemount while camping in Jasper National Park, Quesnel and Shuswap Lake (Shuswap Lake was not possible due to extreme thunderstorms and 30mm or rain so we continued to the Okanagan) and we started the whole trip in Squamish.

With the price of gas skyrocketing in Canada and especially in BC it is getting harder to pull off affordable road trips.  Your best bet will always be to camp as your average night will be around $40 or less instead of the $100+ in hotels.   One thing to note with camping at Provincial Park campgrounds in BC is that most sites are now only available as reservable sites.  The campground will likely say full even if they have lots of room.  The only way to camp now in British Columbia is to book ahead and as soon as possible.  The best way to do it is online at Discover Camping although you can also book on the phone in Canada and US at 1-800-689-9025 or Internationally at 1-519-826-6850.  National Parks are a whole different game with awful websites that have mazes of links and unhelpful information.  Your best bet is again to book in advance but if you are going to Jasper National Park click here to book sites and any other National Park just search for online booking of campsites in the park you want to stay in.  It will save headaches and frustration.

What is a road trip without Photos?

Alice Lake Provincial Park Campground (Squamish)

Mount Robson Provincial Park (BC), Jasper National Park and Jasper Brewing (AB)

Quesnel, Barkerville and Pinnacles Provincial Park (BC)

Kamloops (BC)

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A total of 3433.3km may seem like a long way but it barley touched the surface of the province of BC.  I can’t wait to explore event more of the province in the future!

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I hope this can inspire you to both explore more of the Province of BC and its nature and Breweries or really wherever you live!  Some times it is just better to explore your back yard no matter how big it is and I know BC is bloody big with 944,735 square km (or 364,764 square miles) inside its borders.