Erie Creek Brewing opens in Salmo

Erie Creek Brewing in Salmo opened to the public for takeout growler fills on April 4. Contributed photo

The rustic Kootenay town of Salmo is no longer known just for its “dinner jackets” and its psychedelic drug orgy electronic music festival—now it has a craft brewery, too!

Erie Creek Brewing opened this week, offering one- and two-litre growler fills for takeout, while its taproom and live music lounge will remain closed until COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Founded by brewer Colin Hango, Erie Creek Brewing will be the first craft brewery in the tiny village, located 40 km south of Nelson (population 1,141).

The brewery is launching with six beers, including Erie Mist American IPA (5.2% ABV), Lost Mountain Brown Ale (5.5% ABV), Mine Wheat Beer (5.2% ABV), Monashee Springs APA (5.4% ABV), Out Cold Cream Ale (5.1% ABV) and Red Eye Redemption Rye IPA (5.9% ABV).

The brewery is currently open 12:30–6:30pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and 12:30–5:30pm on Sundays. Check them out at, or on social media at Facebook or Instagram.

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