Main Street Brewery Tour
With October being BC Craft Beer Month we are writing about breweries and tasting rooms in our ‘hood’ of downtown Vancouver. We have been focusing on Main Street by starting with 33 Acres Brewing Company (read first blog). Brassneck Brewery, Main Street Brewing Company and R&B Brewing are also all within close walking distance of 33 Acres before finishing the day at Red Truck Beer Company.
Main Street Brewing Company
Main Street Brewing is located on 7th Ave a block off Main Street in the “Vancouver Breweries Garage” which was built in 1913 in the original and historic Brewery Creek district. They have seats for about 30, eight regular taps and a few rotating taps plus an interesting, locally sourced and organic food menu that changes regularly. We had pulled pork tacos which were really good. Hopefully they are still on the menu.
Try the Saison No. 7 if you go soon. It is a great summer sipper that we would still enjoy as the weather cools. It is a bit fruity but also has a peppery finish to cut the fruit flavor.
Brassneck is right on Main street with a tasting room that seats about 50. We liked the long tables and the paddles and tags used for serving and labeling their flights. There are a few snacks available for purchase (the cheese sticks are yummy) but no real food menu. It’s all about the beer here.
Try the Massive Agressive Dry Hopped Double Pale Ale that was made to commemorate the Alibi Room’s 600th beer list. It is their flagship beer.
R&B Brewing Co.
With a visit to R&B you see inside the workings of the brewery. No fancy tasting room here. Just a window into the brewery with some taps open for you to try, plastic cups, a $5 donation and a discussion with someone who is actually making the beer. According to the R&B guys “we are small, modest, local, and honest, and we have no intention of ever changing that.”
Try the Raven Cream Ale. It is dark but surprisingly mild with hints of nut and chocolate. Buy one to take home to enjoy with a nice creamy cheese.
Our Brewery Tour down Main Street will finish at Red Truck Beer Company. And a nap!
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