Get a feel for North Van’s beer community at this super-friendly brewery.
Don’t let Black Kettle’s location – tucked away in an industrial zone between a freight rail line, a marina and Squamish First Nation land – fool you into thinking it’s shy and retiring. This is one of BC’s most welcoming breweries, a window onto the community of surrounding businesses and residents, where your server or fellow customer genuinely wants to know what kind of day you’re having. With its lived-in sofas, communal long tables and wooden canoe anchored to the ceiling, the lounge, which shares the open-plan space with the brewhouse, has a rec-room charm that’s in keeping with the casual vibe. The beer list is focused on five or fewer styles, which allows ample time to dwell over their respective merits.