Take a Self-Guided Port Moody Brewery Tour

Moody Ales in Port Moody

Moody Ales. Photo: BC Ale Trail

Did you know that the Vancouver area is home to several dozen craft breweries? Head to Murray Street in Port Moody to visit the Brewer’s Row area. Yellow Dog Brewing Co. opened their tasting room here in 2014 and since then the region has developed into a craft beer mecca. Use our step-by-step guide to spend an afternoon walking or biking between tasting rooms. Our 1.7-kilometre long route visits six different breweries on or near Brewer’s Row. And it starts at the Moody Centre Skytrain Station on the Evergreen Line so you can go car-free.

1st Stop: Fraser Mills Fermentation Company

Your first stop is Fraser Mills Fermentation Company on St. John Street. It’s a 2-block walk or bike ride south and then east from Moody Centre Station. Stop in to sample their housemade beer, cider, and mead. They change up flavours seasonally so there’s always something new on tap. If your visit inspires you to start home brewing, check out their Brewer’s Pantry for a great selection of supplies to get you started.

Location: 3044 St Johns Street, Port Moody

Flight of beer at Fraser Mills Fermentation Company in Port Moody

Photo: Fraser Mills Fermentation Company/Facebook

 

2nd Stop: Yellow Dog Brewing Co.

To get to your next stop, head west on St. John Street, then turn right and take Moody Street north across the rail overpass. On the other side, follow the path back south towards Murray street, then walk east half a block to Yellow Dog Brewing Co. Opened in 2014, Yellow Dog is the original craft brewery in Port Moody. If the brewery’s name didn’t make it obvious, they love dogs and most of their beers have canine-themed monikers like Retriever Golden Ale, Squirrel Chaser Hazy Pale Ale, and Play Dead IPA. A rotating cast of on-site food trucks provides snacks and they have a great patio.

Location: 2817 Murray Street, Port Moody

Yellow Dog Brewing Co. in Port Moody

Photo: Yellow Dog Brewing Co.

 

3rd Stop: Twin Sails Brewing

Your third stop is right next door at Twin Sails Brewing. This brewery is run by twin brothers and inspired by the sight of sailboats gliding by on nearby Burrard Inlet. They have a lighthearted and fun approach to brewing, making lots of fruit-forward beers such as their Dat Juice %100 Citra Pale Ale and Would Crush Raspberry Wheat Ale. If you like dark and rich beer, check out their Cookie Jar Oatmeal Fudge Stout. Their huge front patio is a great place to chill out on sunny days.

Location: 2821 Murray Street, Port Moody

Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody

Twin Sails Brewing. Photo: BC Ale Trail

 

4th Stop: The Parkside Brewery

To get to your next stop, walk back west along Murray Street, pass under the overpass, and look for The Parkside Brewery on your left, across from Rocky Point Park.  Taste their Dawn Pilsner and Dusk Pale Ale year-round, or try one of their seasonal offerings like the Take Me Home West Coast IPA or Pleasantside Mixed Berry Ale. With a huge patio and regular food truck visits, it’s a great place to hang out.

Location: 2731 Murray Street, Port Moody

Parkside Brewery Co.

Photo: The Parkside Brewery

 

5th Stop: The Bakery Brewing

The next stop on your self-guided Port Moody brewery tour is The Bakery Brewing. To get there, go west on Murray Street for one block. This experimental brewery is an off-shoot of nearby Moody Ales. It’s located in an old Italian bakery and always has something fresh on offer. They brew very small batches to create unique flavours that are often only available for a limited run. If you’re into sours, barrel-aged beers, and mixed culture fermentations, you’ll definitely want to stop here.

Location: 2617 Murray Street, Port Moody

The Bakery Brewing in Port Moody

Photo: The Bakery Brewing/Facebook

 

6th Stop: Moody Ales

Your final stop is just a few metres west along Murray Street. Moody Ales was the second brewery to open along Brewers Row. While they do make some delicious ales, you can also find lagers, IPAs, and seasonal options like Lavender Sour. Their bright tasting room has fun graphics that explain the beer brewing process. And since part of the lounge doubles as part of the brewery, you can watch the beer being made while you drink it.

Location: 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody

Moody Ales Tasting Room

Photo: Moody Ales

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