B.C. craft breweries coming to Vancouver International Airport

Red Truck Beer Co., Steamworks Brewing and Whistler Brewing are all coming to Vancouver International Airport as part of YVR’s food, beverage and retail expansion it was announced today.

The three B.C. breweries will be opening craft beer tasting rooms at the airport, offering locally brewed beer to thirsty travellers, as well as food and non-beer beverage options. Currently, there are no plans to brew beer on site, however.

“When looking at our food and beverage portfolio, we put a lot of focus on local and authentic flavours that provide a distinct British Columbian character, while offering a variety of strong international brands,” said Scott Norris, Vancouver Airport Authority’s vice president of commercial development. “We listened to feedback and this new lineup will ensure our passengers have a range of options for different tastes and price points.”

The Red Truck Beer Stop, Steamworks Bar & Restaurant and Whistler Brewing Lodge will add to YVR’s artisanal craft beer scene, while also delivering a mix of traditional mountain cuisine and hearty, brewpub fare, Norris added.

The locations could be opening as early as this summer. The tasting rooms are part of an expansion of the airports food, beverage and retail offerings that includes 30 new restaurants and stores.

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