Brews News: Northpaw opens in PoCo; Phillips Backyard Weekender kicks off; GIB launches its Summer Mingler

Northpaw opens in PoCo

Port Coquitlam finally has its first craft brewery with the official opening of Northpaw Brewing earlier this week. The new 3,700-square-foot brewery in Fremont Village is serving up 12 taps of West Coast-inspired beers, like the Above The Clouds Imperial IPA and the JPA (Jamaican Pale Ale), courtesy of head brewer Dennis Smit. Northpaw has began contract brewing last year and has already brewed collabs with their neighbours at Foamers’ Folly, Ridge Brewing and Moody Ales.

The new brewery and tasting room is located at 2150-570 Sherling Place, in Port Coquitlam. Visit for more info.


Phillips Backyard Weekender kicks off

Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. is transforming its backyard into the party of the summer this weekend with the Phillips Backyard Weekender. The outdoor music festival features three days of killer live music, including Reggie Watts, Keys N Krates, !!!, The Revolution (as in Prince’s band), Too Many Zoos, Louise Burns, Federale and many, many more. Over at the Picnic-er Stage, Do250 has curated a lineup of local bands and DJs, as well as food truck and cold, delicious beverages.

The fun starts tonight (Friday) and continues until Sunday. Visit for tickets and info.


Granville Island Brewing launches its Summer Mingler 12-pack

Summer is here, and lets face it, making decisions is tough. Like, what beer should you bring to the beach? Granville Island Brewing’s Summer Mingler 12-pack solves that problem—you can bring all of them!

The 12-pack features Granville Island’s Lion’s Summer Ale, False Creek Raspberry Ale, English Bay Pale Ale, and the Cypress Honey Lager. Available at liquor stores across B.C. now.




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