Bridge Brewing Company
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Bridge Brewing was Vancouver’s first nano-brewery. They started with a 4HL brewhouse, and have since increased to 12HL as the demand for their local beer grows, moving them into Micro territory.
Bridge triggered the mini-boom in North Shore breweries when it opened as a nanobrewery near the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in 2012. Soon outgrowing the space, which was essentially a large garage, the brewery moved into bigger digs in 2015. Incorporated into the new facility was a cute, compact, wood-panelled tasting room that has become a favourite of cyclists, running clubs and other fit specimens; the recent additions of a patio and drop-dead delicious tacos have created queues down the car park and onto Charlotte Street. Bridge’s kolsch is renowned, while its Side Cut IPA was the first BC rendition of the popular North East IPA style. More recently, Bridge has launched a series of low-carb, low-calorie beers called Prime Time, which includes Prime Time Pale Ale and Prime Time IPA.
Early in 2020, Bridge opened a second location called Lonsdale BridgeDeck Kitchen & Taps, which is located on Lonsdale Avenue in the heart of North Vancouver. Listen to this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast to learn more.
Bridge takes sustainability seriously by working hard to be 99% waste-free. Nearly everything that comes into the brewery either goes out in bottles to be consumed, or is eaten, recycled or re-used for other things. They offer 25¢ back on the plastic can rings that hold their four-packs and six-packs together.
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