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 five unique operations on Brewers Row and another nearby, beer lovers agree that Port Moody is anything but sleepy—it’s a destination.
This is likely the most densely concentrated grouping of breweries anywhere in Canada. Where else can you visit five breweries on a three-block stretch of the same street? 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.
When people talk about the sense of community in the craft beer industry, there is no better example than Brewers Row—sure, the breweries are all competing for customers, but they all recognize that they all benefit by working together to create a destination for craft beer lovers.
All of the breweries here have indoor tasting rooms and comfortable, outdoor patio spaces so you can be sure to find something in your comfort zone. You will also find a range of approaches to brewing to suit everyone’s tastes—from beer beginners to hopheads, barrel freaks and sour seekers. They offer some food options, and all the breweries encourage you to visit the food trucks parked out front on Murray Street.
First to open was Yellow Dog Brewing. The “leader of the pack” has a big tasting room along with an outdoor picnic area behind the brewery. A winner of many awards, including Beer of the Year for its Shake a Paw Smoked Porter at the 2014 BC Beer Awards, Yellow Dog’s impressive beer lineup has also won this brewery many fans.
Moody Ales, at the western end of Brewers Row, was the second brewery to open. Although its name implies a focus on ales exclusively, you will also find well made lagers on tap. It has an open-concept tasting room along with a patio area out front will keep you more than satisfied until you feel the need to stretch your legs.
Third to open was Twin Sails Brewing, so named because its owners are twin brothers. While this brewery originally set itself apart with a focus on German styles, it has since become well known for its cutting-edge interpretations of hazy IPAs, sours, stouts, and other trendy beer styles—as well as its eye-catching can designs featuring catchy beer names and stylistic line drawings. Its location next to Yellow Dog marks the eastern end of Brewers Row.
Next up is the Parkside Brewery with a spacious tasting room and two big outdoor patios. Respected brewer Vern Lambourne left his longtime position at Granville Island Brewing to open this brewery in the city where he lives, and he has only earned more fans since then. Parkside’s beer lineup includes all styles, including some particularly tasty IPAs.
Recently, Moody opened a second brewery on the Row called The Bakery Brewing, which focuses on experimentation and flavour exploration with a big emphasis on barrel aging. You will always find something new on tap, and you may never see it again. In other words: go taste what’s fresh at the Bakery.
And not far from Brewers Row is the Fraser Mills Fermentation Co., which serves beer, cider, mead and wine—all made in-house—alongside delicious food.
Great coffee and morning pastries. Grab a Divano Breakfast Panini or a breakfast wrap and head over to the park to walk along Shoreline Trail.
When you finish your walk along Shoreline Trail, you'll arrive at Rocky Point Park – home to Rocky Point Kayak. 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.
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.
As the westernmost brewery on the beer relay known as Brewers Row, Moody Ales represents either the starting block or the finish line.
An artisan brewery that embraces experimentation and flavour exploration.
Dedicated to restoring the glory of the original Burrard Hotel, from 1938, by bringing quality food and drinks to Port Moody. Enjoy local craft beer at this community landmark.
Parkside has a welcoming tasting room with food trucks often parked out front.
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. For something more substantial, don’t forget that weekend brunch is available at all the local pubs! Click here to search for more local eats and treats.
If you're visiting on a weekday, visit Gabi and Jules for breakfast pie, coffee, or even ice cream!
Located right near Brewers Row, the Port Moody Museum displays and illustrates the role of the station in the community and the early development of Port Moody.
A globally-inspired taco joint pouring local craft beer. Eat in or take out for a snack, lunch or late night bite! Located just up the street from Brewers Row.
This is the place that started the brewery craze in Port Moody. Who's a good doggie?
Enjoy an array of local craft beer from one of their 24 taps.
Twin Sails sets itself apart from the crowd on Brewers Row with a diverse and progressive beer list.
Fraser Mills Fermentation Co. is Port Moody's newest brewery. Featuring Craft Beer, Cider, Mead and Wine all made in house by their expert team!
If you’re visiting on a weekend, visit Gallery Bistro for a coffee or some food – lunch is available 11am to 3pm Wednesday – Sunday. Enjoy more local craft beer at Rocky Point Tap House which features 23 taps and a year-round patio! Five minutes up the road (and just one stop on the train) in Port Coquitlam is Mariner Brewing which boasts an extensive tap list and two patios.
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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.