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,” 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 five 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.
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. In other words: fantastic!
Next up is the Parkside Brewery with a spacious tasting room and patio out front. Respected 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. 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.
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. Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night!
Twin Sails sets itself apart from the crowd on Brewers Row with a diverse and progressive beer list.
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.