Mariner Brewing (Construction Begins) – Coquitlam

Coquitlam is finally getting its own brewery!  The city might have dragged its heals compared to most of Metro Vancouver but they have finally lifted the red tape and made it possible to open a brewery.

Mariner Brewing is located just off of Barnet Highway close to Coquitlam Centre and not far from Port Moody’s Brewers Row!

From the middle of the brewery looking towards the front you can see where the tasting room will be located.  The slab portion cut out should be at the bar area.  At the location of both of those windows there will be a roll up door to the parking area.

Turning around from the spot I was standing in the future location of the cooler you can see the area that will house the brewery itself.  On the right side against the demising wall you will find the brew house.  On the Left side you will find the Tank farm.

This photo is taken from the very back of the brewery.  I am standing between where the brew house and tanks will be located.  Where the little trailer is located will be the cooler.  Then beyond the trenching is the tasting room.

I am really looking forward to this brewery opening up!  I will do my best to write about every step of their construction.

Mariner Brewing



Dageraad Brewing (Expansion Continues) – Burnaby BC

Things are slowly coming along with the expansion of Dageraad Brewing in Burnaby.  The following photos are of the expansion.

The first photo is looking back towards the brewing space from the current tasting room.  At the far back right there used to be a cooler that has now been removed to make more room on the brewery side as it has been moved into the new unit next door.  The second photo is of the finished floor at the new bar location.  It is all ready for the bar to be built.  The last two photos are of the mezzanine that has been upgraded and seems to be ready to have the drywall and finishing touches added.  Things should start picking up here now.

Hopefully next time I write there will be more to share but I thought it worth sharing that things are moving along.

Dageraad Brewing
#114 3191 Thunderbird Crescent
604 420 2050
Burnaby BC
V5A 3G1

Andina Brewing Company (Construction Update 2) – Vancouver

Things are coming together at Andina Brewing Company in Vancouver and I thought it was time for a second update to the construction progress.  Andina plans on opening with around 6 beers 4 being core beers and two being seasonals.  As things look so far they should be opening some time in February but you know how brewery openings go.

Things are slowly coming along in the tasting lounge.  The first photo shows the bar area with the short pony walls that will house the bar top.  Behind the bar at the purple spray foam you will find the cooler.  Photo 2 shows the inside of this cooler.  To the left of the cooler you will find the small prep kitchen that will be making the South American inspired foods.  Photo three shows the kitchen.  The kitchen will be enclosed with windows so you can see in but also keep it separate. The last photo is from the kitchen and shows that with the windows on three sides you will be able to see into the brewery through the kitchen.

The last 3 photos are of the brewery.  The brew house and tanks were in the final stages of being hooked up when I stopped in for a look on December 12th.  They have their inspection set for just before the holidays and if all goes well they might be able to start brewing beer very soon!

I am really looking forward to this brewery opening finally and I really hope they hit their February opening month.


Dageraad Brewing (Expansion Begins) – Burnaby BC

Dageraad Brewing in Burnaby has been running a small tasting room for quite some time.  When they opened up in and around June 2014 they didn’t even have a tasting room as is noticeable in my original post on the brewery.  Things are now in the process of changing though.  The brewery has taken over the space next door and it is quite a bit bigger.  They have expanded their warm storage for bottle conditioning their beer as well as added a much larger cold storage.  The best part of this expansion though is the new much larger tasting room.

Beside the breweries old Warm storage room they have cut a hole in the wall into the new space.  The first photo give you a look through that new hole.  In the second photo you see the insulated roll up door that hides the new huge warm storage room seen in the third photo.  They will be able to bottle condition far more beer now than they ever could before.  Photos 4 and 5 are of the new cold room.  It is even larger than the warm room.  Photo six is of the wall that will house the future bar of the new taproom.  The seventh and eighth photo show the mezzanine where there will be bar seating above and the framing of the area below that second level seating.  The last photo is again of the future bar area.  The construction is well under way and I am very excited for the new room.  There will also be more fermentation tanks in the brewery when they remove the old warm storage room.

Dageraad Brewing
#114 3191 Thunderbird Crescent
604 420 2050
Burnaby BC
V5A 3G1


Andina Brewing Company (Construction Update) – Vancouver

Back in January I stopped into Andina Brewing to check out their space while they were in the middle of their demolition.  Now it is October and things have really started to heat up.  Their tasting lounge construction is under way and their tanks have arrived and are currently being hooked up.

Andres and Nicolas Amaya Colombian ex-pats and their family have teamed up to open this brewery.  They look to combine both South American and Canadian Flavours.

Lets start by looking at the tasting lounge.  The main doorway will be located on the side of the building as seen in the first photo from inside.  The second photo shows the whole bar area of the brewery.  To the right of the partially framed bar where there is not flooring you will find the main door.  On that side of the bar you will be able to get your growler fills and in the future other take out beer.  When you head around the bar you will find the lounge.  The third photo shows more of the right hand side of the bar.  Photo 4 is the wall behind the bar where all of the taps will be located.  Photo 5 is of the lounge area where the seating will be located.  Behind the taps in photo 4 you will find the cold storage for the kegs serving the tasting lounge as seen in photo 6.  The last photo is where a window will be located that will show you into the brewing space.

While the tasting room is still in its early stages the brewery is starting to take shape a bit quicker.  Photo 1 is of their grain mill that is still packaged up waiting to be setup.  The next two photos are of the brewhouse that is being set up currently.  Photos 4-6 show different views of their 4 fermentors and one brite tank.  The 5th photo shows just how much room they have for expansion in the future if you look closely.  Photo 7 is of their brite tank.  Photo 8 is of their boiler hidden behind the brewhouse.  Photo 9 is of the frementors from their test batch system that is currently being used to perfect their recipes.

Andina Brewing is hoping to open by the end of December.  My fingers are crossed that this is the case as the brewery is not just looking great so far but their test batches are tasting good also.

Andina Brewing Company
1507 Powell Street,