Maple Ridge now has a third brewery in the works. This new brewery will be known as Silver Valley Brewing Co.
Thanks to Silver Valley for this photo.
Located only a short drive from the other two breweries this is shaping up to make a brewing district in Maple Ridge.
The following are photos of their current state of construction.
Photo one is from the brewery looking back towards the tasting room. To the right hand side of the photo you will find a bar along the far right wall as well as tables. The bar will be on the left. Photo two is from the lounge looking towards the bar. The bar will wrap around the cold room that has been framed up in the foreground. To the right side of the photo you will find the bar and the growler filling station. Wrapped around the left hand side of the cold room will be the food prep station. They will be panini sandwiches. The third photo is from the tasting room looking back towards the brewery itself. In the 4th photo along the right wall you will find the washrooms. The 5th photo is of the cold room behind the bar. Photo 6 is of the elevated slab where the brew house and fermentors will be located. The last photo is of the same area with more detail. Behind the brewery will be an office. In the back right of the photo there will be a large door for deliveries.
This is an exciting new Nano Brewery coming to BC and if you want to try out their beer right now you can head over to Ridge Brewing and try their Collaboration The Lion ESB. I had a quick sample and it was really easy drinking and refreshing.
I spend a lot of time in breweries and especially in breweries that are under construction. My interest comes from the fact that I work in the structural engineering field. Even with the craft beer blog and working in engineering this is only the second time in 10 years that I have actually worked on a brewery project.
Beere Brewing Company is located on Esplanade in the Southern portion of North Vancouver. Beere Brewing will be found beneath the affiliated Beere Timber Company.
Along the front wall the footings are being beefed up so that the front wall of the masonry building can be upgraded to have new large overhead doors as can be seen in the first photo. The second photo is located on the left side of the building from the street and will be the location of the tasting room at the front. At the back of that photo there will be a bank of fermentors. Photo three is on the right side of the building and will house the brew house at the back and storage at the front. Photo three is of the slab cut out for the new enterance for Beer Timber Company. Photo 5 is on the right hand side of the building and shows a mix of original and new framing (renovations of buildings can be interesting). Photo 6 is from the right side of the building standing right where the brew house will be located looking to the fermentor tank farm. The framing on the left side will be the cooler.
I really look forward to watching this old space transform into a brewery! It doesn’t get much better than when your full time job blurs into your craft beer blog. If you need a Structural Engineer for your brewery project take a good look at Weiler Smith Bowers.
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.
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.
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.