Located in Metchosin about halfway between Sooke and Victoria, this small brewery has a strong connection with its local community. It is based in a building that previously was the local school — residents often muse about how the tasting room used to be their classroom while sipping on the beer and enjoying a range of delicious bites.
Mile Zero was founded by Michelle and Michael Morgan who conceived of the idea to open a brewery and then teamed up with their friend Dirk. The “nanobrewery” setup has a very small capacity so the brewery doesn’t package or distribute its beer beyond the brewery, but it has a welcoming tasting room and a sunny patio where customers can enjoy the range of beers.
The food menu features creations by Urban Forage, a Victoria-based cafe and catering company, including pizza, shepherd’s pie, sausage rolls, mac and cheese, and delicious pretzels, along with other treats.
Longer-ranging cyclists will be pleased to know this brewery is located almost exactly halfway between Victoria and Sooke, offering an ideal “refreshment stop” for those who choose to make that trip or just want to do a long loop ride out from either end of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
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