Persephone
Brewing Co.

EST. 2013 | Gibsons

Explore the Beer Farm.

Persephone is easy to spot: just look for the tall rows of hops planted in front of the big red barn right next to the highway on the way into Gibsons. In the summer, the hop bines will grow up to 10 metres (30 feet) high. After harvest in the late summer, those hops are dried and processed so that they can be used in batches of Persephone’s beer throughout the year, along with barley that is grown and malted in BC.

Persephone’s local focus extends beyond ingredients: The brewery also has a partnership with a local Community Living organization to employ disabled adults, and leases out space on its land for vegetable production. Enjoy a beer in the tasting room or outside at a picnic table, perhaps with some pizza prepared in the outdoor wood-fire oven. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Features

Beer Service

  • Growler Fills
    Growler & Growler Fills Available
  • Retail
    Cans and/or bottles available for purchase
  • Samples & Flights
    4oz samples available

Experience

  • Family Friendly
    you can bring the kids
  • Farm
    brewery is situated on a farm
  • Has Tours
    offers guided tours of their facility

Food Service

  • Food Truck(s)
    a food truck will be parked close by
  • Picnics
    bring a picnic basket (beer purchase mandatory)
  • Snacks
    Light Snacks Available

What Else?

  • Cider Production
    This brewery produces its own cider.
  • Merchandise
    shirts, hats available for sale
Fun Fact:

Gibsons is famously the location of The Beachcombers, the longest running television show in Canadian history, which ran from 1972 to 1990 on CBC-TV. The show featured a cast of characters centred around Nick Adonidas, a Greek-Canadian log salvager played by Bruno Gerussi, and “Relic,” his dastardly rival who was played by Robert Clothier. The brewery originally planned on calling itself Beachcomber Brewing, but faced a trademark challenge from another brewery. It switched to Persephone, which was the name of Nick’s boat in the show. In Greek mythology, Persephone is the goddess of the underworld, married to Hades, but is also associated with spring and the fertility of vegetationvery appropriate for a farm-based brewery.

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