This is the place that started the brewery craze in Port Moody. Who’s a good doggie?
The first brewery to open on Murray Street in Port Moody, Yellow Dog solidified its reputation early on when its Shake A Paw Smoked Porter was named 2014 Beer of the Year at the BC Beer Awards. Since then, the brewery has also won silver medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards for its Sit and Stay Belgian ISA and its Go Fetch West Coast Hoppy Saison (yes, all the beer names have dog themes). The brewery has a tasting room and growler station up front with a big picnic area behind the brewery.
In 2013, the provincial government allowed breweries to open outdoor picnic areas, a privilege wineries had previously enjoyed. Picnickers can consume beer, but the breweries may not directly serve them the beer in the picnic area. In other words, patrons have to carry their beers to the picnic tables themselves. There are not very many picnic areas at breweries in BC because most of them are located in industrial areas, but three of the Port Moody breweries have them: Yellow Dog, Parkside and Moody Ales. Other breweries with picnic areas include Persephone, Gladstone, and Rossland.