SILVER – Best Weird Beer // The Jeffery
BRONZE – Best East Coast IPA // Widowmaker
BRONZE – Best Branding/Packaging
Squamish’s Backcountry Brewing is known for some of the longest beer names in the business, and indeed, pop culture references abound. In fact, Growlie Winner, The Jeffery, was inspired by a memorable scene in the movie Get Him to the Greek (as if we needed to tell you!). Stroke the furry walls and see if you can nail down some of the other, more obscure nods in their line-up!
Available across the province, the Widowmaker IPA consistently stands out as Backcountry’s most awarded beer, taking home 2nd place in the 2017 BC Beer Awards and several Growlies in 2018 and 2019.
Heavily fruited sours have become a mainstay of Backcountry’s limited releases, selling out exceptionally quickly, with ridiculous amounts of fruit puree used to balance the tartness. With labels created by the talented Hired Guns Creative team from Nanaimo, Backcountry has a whopping 101 limited release beers planned for 2021! We can’t wait to see what they make next!