Back in 2014 it seemed like a quirky twist of fate when two breweries opened on the same street in a supposedly sleepy suburb. When a third brewery joined the original duo on Murray Street, folks began to take notice. Now with four unique operations on “Brewers Row,” beer lovers agree that Port Moody is anything but sleepy—it’s a destination.
Call this the BC Ale Micro-Trail. Where else can you visit four breweries on a three-block stretch of the same street? According to Google Maps, it will only take you five minutes to stroll Brewers Row from end to end—but of course, you’ll want to stop at each of the breweries along the way.
Walking west to east, the starting point is Moody Ales, the second brewery to open here back in 2014. As its name implies, this brewery focuses on ales of all types. The welcoming tasting room and patio area out front will keep you more than satisfied until you feel the need to stretch your legs.
Next up is the Parkside Brewery, the newest of the bunch, with a spacious tasting room and patio out front. Brewer Vern Lambourne left his longtime position at Granville Island Brewing to open this brewery in the city where he lives with his family.
Yellow Dog Brewing is the “leader of the pack” as the original brewery to open here. It opened a big, new tasting room early in 2017, and also has an outdoor picnic area behind the brewery.
One door down is Twin Sails Brewing, so named because its owners are twin brothers Cody and Clay Allmin. This brewery originally set itself apart with a focus on German styles, including lagers, pilsners and hefeweizens, but more recently it has been producing cutting-edge Hazy IPAs and other unique beers, too.
As the westernmost brewery on the beer relay known as Brewers’ Row, Moody Ales represents either the starting block or the finish line.
The most recent addition to Brewers Row has a welcoming tasting room with food trucks often parked out front.
Fresh, locally-sourced menus, plus a total of 80 craft beers on tap!
Hourly, daily, or weekly rentals, of kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards. Find an abundance of bird and wildlife just a short paddle from shore.
This is the place that started the brewery craze in Port Moody. Who’s a good doggie?
Twin Sails sets itself apart from the crowd on Brewers Row with a focus on German styles. Prost!
Commitment to being simple, fresh, local and a part of the neighbourhood. Enjoy all four local craft beers and casual dining inspired by the West Coast lifestyle.
Port Moody is an emerging tourism destination, and as such, there are no brand name hotels or motels in the city. Visit the link above to find a bed and breakfast in Port Moody, or hellobc.com to find accommodations in nearby Coquitlam. If you prefer, head back to Vancouver for a plethora of options.
There’s more waiting for you in the City of the Arts. Visit the Port Moody Station Museum, the Port Moody Arts Centre, or an independent gallery. Download Port Moody’s Heritage and Public Art Map, and get to know Port Moody’s neighbourhoods by taking a self-guided walking tour of heritage properties and public art pieces. Feeling peckish? Satisfy your sweet tooth with some beer-flavoured ice cream at Rocky Point Ice Cream. Out on a Friday or Saturday night, and prefer a savoury snack? Visit Salumist, right on Brewers Row, for artisan craft meats. Click here to search for more local eats and treats.
Port Moody – City of the Arts – is a vibrant waterfront city. Natural environment, heritage character, and unique shops and restaurants – you’ll find it all here, only 35 minutes east of Vancouver. Beautiful Rocky Point Park is a great place to start your adventure: get out on the water in a kayak, walk or bike along the Shoreline Trail, and – when it’s time to relax – cross Murray Street in search of some world-class craft beer. You’ll find the latter along Brewers Row, which has been a hit with locals and visitors alike since the first brewery opened in 2014.