Backcountry Brewing is the newest brewery to open up in town of Squamish. From the outside it just looks like anouther commercial building that has very little that stands out.
As you arrive at the door they currently just have a banner hanging in the window.
Now once you walk through the doors you are transported to a totally different place.
When you are inside it both feels like a ski resort bar on the one side and like your sitting outside of a backcountry building. You almost feel like you are outside drinking with the decor. This is one of the more intricate builds for a brewery in BC and I really like what they have done. It is really welcoming!
Behind a big of a keg wall to the far back of the brewery you find the brewing equipment. The brewhouse comes in at 25HL and they have 3 25HL fermenters and 3 50HL fermenters. They also have a canning line for when they are ready to start packaging their beer for sale. For now you can pick up growler fills at the brewery.
If you have not been up to check out the brewery its time to go.
From the newest brewery in Squamish A Frame Brewing comes their “Laslui Lake Black IPA”. The Cascadian Dark Ale pours a deep brown with a brown head. The aroma consists of mild roasted, coffee and some hops. The flavour is of roasted malts, black coffee, earth, hint of chocolate and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 65. This is probably my favourite beer that A Frame Brewing currently offers.
In December 2016 A Frame Brewing in Squamish finally opened their doors after many many months of construction.
The brewery is currently not open Mondays and Tuesdays so it has taken me a little while to get in and check out the brewery while open. The lounge has a great West Coast feel with lots of wood finishings. It is a nice touch to have the copper behind the bar. The chairs in the brewery are all short cuts of logs and make for a neat BC look. They launched with 4 core beers including the Okanagan Lake Cream Ale, Elfin Lakes Belgian Ale, Sproat Lake Dry Hopped Pale Ale and the Magic Lake Porter. They also have seasonal beers that they will be releasing. Right now their seasonal is Laslui Lake Black IPA and it is really tasty.
Behind a chain you will see the brewery itself. It is staff only unless you are given a tour but you can see much of it. I didn’t go behind the line on this visit so I did not get a new photo of the brew house but I have attached one of the older shots of it. The brewhouse is a 15 Hectoliter system. The brewery is small with 4-30 Hectoliter fermentors stuffed into a the space as can be seen in the second and third photo.
If you find yourself in Squamish or are heading through to Whistler makes sure to stop in. You will not regret the decision!