These days, it can be hard to keep up with all of the brewery gossip (trust us). So, we thought we’d give you the chance to impress your friends with the lowdown on newly opened and threatening-to-open-at-any-minute B.C. breweries:
NOW OPEN: Rewind Beer Co.
2809 Murray Street, Port Moody, B.C.
You may have noticed that we managed to get ourselves a little preview of the latest edition to Port Moody’s Brewers Row! Rewind is a project brought to you by the fine folks behind row-favourite, Parkside.
If it’s not already abundantly clear from their branding and social media, Rewind is all about reverence for the days of acid wash jeans, neon snapbacks and frosted tips. Days that are dangerously close to returning thanks to the success of shows like Stranger Things…
With nods to pop culture spanning the ‘80s through ‘00s, such as custom neon pink chairs, tube TVs that sync to the playlist, and “Coming Soon” posters for movies that will likely predate most of the clientele, the decor is just plain fun!
With 16 taps to play with, they opened with Laser Lite Lager and the first of their Rainbow Road series, with plans to keep a constant rotation of creative brews on tap. Rewind is also the home of Hightop Pizza, the only Brooklyn style pizza joint in PoMo.
Rewind opened Friday September 16th!
NOW OPEN: Hornby Island Brewing Company
6985 St Johns Pt Road, Hornby Island, B.C.
In case you missed it (we did, and it’s literally our job…), Hornby Island Brewing Company quietly opened its doors in early September!
Previously contract brewing at Vancouver’s Container Brewing, Hornby Island is self-described as “a small-footprint, independently owned nano-brewery focusing on producing small batch beers”. Founded by Ashley and Bree Stotts, the concept began in 2018, but faced several challenges they could never have planned for, from supply chain issues to, you know, a global pandemic. In spite of it all, they plan to have a rotating line up of beer to go, packaged with their own mobile canning line. On island home delivery and “beer mail” will be available later this fall.
They’re still working out regular hours, so be sure to check in on the socials before you go!
Grey Fox Brewing
105-310 Hiram Walker Court, Kelowna, B.C.
Let’s face it: most commercially available gluten-free beers suck. But, Kelowna’s Grey Fox Brewing aims to challenge that perception. Celiacs rejoice!
After launching a Kickstarter in the spring to help bridge the gap caused by Covid inflation, Grey Fox is finally nearing completion! It will be B.C’s very first dedicated gluten-free craft brewery, using carefully sourced ingredients brewed in a dedicated gluten-free facility and will fill a huge void in the market.
Watch for the official opening announcement towards the end of October!