Explore the Vancouver Brewery Creek Ale Trail throughout the month of February to collect stamps on your tasting passport.

The Brewery Creek Ale Trail Tasting Passport is one of five special passport promotions we are running in Metro Vancouver throughout February in collaboration with West Coast Food and TransLink. It’s a fun way to explore the craft beer community and to feel good about supporting local small businesses, too. Pick up a passport at one of the participating locations and plan your car-free tasting tour using this special Dine the Line transit itinerary.

BC Ale Trail Brewery Creek Tasting Passport - Main Street Brewing
The Brewery Creek Tasting Passport at Main Street Brewing in Vancouver BC (photo: Jana Josue)

Fill Your Passport to Win!

How do you participate?

  1. Visit any of the participating businesses listed below from February 1-28, 2023 and ask for a stamp with purchase.
  2. After collecting six unique stamps hand in the completed passport to be entered to win the Grand Prize Staycation package (details below).

The random prize draw will take place following the contest period once all of the completed passports have been collected.

The Grand Prize Staycation package includes:

Several other individual prizes from the participating businesses will also be awarded.

Multiple entries encouraged!

Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner:
W. Chromer of Seattle.

The winning entries have all been contacted.

The Vancouver Brewery Creek Ale Trail 

Vancouver’s earliest breweries set up along a creek that paralleled present-day Main Street from Tea Swamp (roughly Ontario Street and 15th Ave) all the way down to False Creek, which then extended east to where Clark Drive is now. The City Brewery and Mainland Brewery (both built in 1887) and the Columbia Brewery (1888) were the first to use the stream to power their machinery and provide water for their recipes. Population growth in the 1890s was rapid, and the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood soon became Vancouver’s first suburb beyond the downtown peninsula. The creek itself was covered up by streets and sidewalks, and although that early brewing industry was short-lived, you can find it echoed in a progressive and exciting brewery scene there today.

Today, the eclectic Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is home to an exciting assortment of contemporary craft breweries and tap houses, as well as one of the city’s best beer-focused liquor stores. Welcome to Brewery Creek!

The Brewery Creek Tasting Passport and a Compass card are a great pairing. (Photo: Jana Josue)

Drink Responsibly & Take Transit

The BC Ale Trail and all the businesses participating in these promotions are committed to ensuring that beer is enjoyed responsibly by those adults who choose to consume it. No one should drink alcohol, even in moderation, before operating a motor vehicle or engaging in other activities that involve attention and skill or physical risk. We encourage everyone to take transit as you visit the participating businesses.

To help you navigate your way, West Coast Food has created specialized Dine the Line transit itineraries that can be found by following the QR code on the passport or on their website.

TransLink Bonus

The Vancouver Brewery Creek Ale Trail Tasting Passport also feature a TransLink Bonus square. Show your Compass Card or a receipt for a TransLink ride from the same day to get a stamp in the TransLink Bonus space. This will earn you a chance to win a one-month TransLink pass and a BC Ale Trail prize pack.


Where Can You Pick Up a Passport?

The Vancouver Brewery Creek Ale Trail Tasting Passport is available for free at any of the participating businesses:

33 Acres Brewing
33 Brewing Experiment
Brassneck Brewery
Brewing August
Electric Bicycle Brewing
Faculty Brewing Co.
Main St. Brewing
R & B Brewing
Red Truck Beer Co.

Brewery Creek Craft Beer & Wine Store
Portland Craft
Steamworks Mount Pleasant Kitchen & Taphouse
Tap & Barrel Bridges
Tap & Barrel Olympic Village 

There are five different Metro Vancouver tasting passport promotions running throughout February 2022. (Photo: Jana Josue.)

Embark on a Metro Vancouver Tasting Tour!

The Vancouver Brewery Creek Ale Trail Tasting Passport is one of five tasting passport promotions running concurrently in Metro Vancouver throughout the month of February:

  1. North of the Fraser Ale Trail
    • 11 locations in Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster and Port Coquitlam.
  2. Port Moody Ale Trail
    • all six breweries located on Murray Street, AKA “Brewers Row”
  3. South of the Fraser Ale Trail
    • 14 locations in Delta, Richmond, Surrey and White Rock
  4. Vancouver Brewery Creek Ale Trail
    • 15 locations in Vancouver from Main Street/Mount Pleasant west to Granville Island
  5. Yeast Vancouver Ale Trail
    • 18 locations in East Vancouver


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