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

The Yeast Vancouver Ale Trail Tasting Passport is one of five special passport promotions we are running in Metro Vancouver throughout February in collaboration with the Yeast Van Brewery District, West Coast Food and TransLink. It’s a fun way to explore the craft beer and distillery 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.

Yeast Van Tasting Passport - Strange Fellows Brewing - Vancouver BC
You can get your Yeast Van Tasting Passport stamped at Strange Fellows 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!


The Yeast Vancouver Ale Trail 

An innovative craft beer community, true to its industrial roots, “Yeast Van” is the tongue-in-cheek nickname for East Vancouver’s thriving craft beer scene. Because of its industrial history and connection to Canada’s busiest port, East Van has long been seen as a “rough-around-the-edges” part of the city, not necessarily the place you’d choose for a fancy boutique, perhaps, but perfect for a gritty microbrewery. Indeed, that’s what attracted Storm Brewing, East Van’s original craft brewery, to set up there back in the 1990s — and since then more than a dozen other breweries have followed suit.

This is definitely a multicultural area: Commercial Drive’s Italian roots are reflected by Luppolo Brewing, and you can get a taste of Colombian culture at Andina Brewing. East Van’s industrial foundations are showcased front and centre at Container Brewing and East Van Brewing, while it’s all about style and contemporary design at SuperfluxStrange Fellows, and Strathcona Brewing.

Yeast Van is also home to two creative small-batch distilleries and a meadery — so no matter where your tastes lie, you will be able to find something tasty and interesting here.


Ride transit when you are visiting breweries during the Yeast Van Tasting Passport promotion. (photo: Josie 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 Yeast Vancouver 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 Yeast Vancouver Ale Trail Tasting Passport is available for free at any of the participating businesses:

Andina Brewing
Bomber Brewing
Callister Brewing
Container Brewing
East Van Brewing Co
Luppolo Brewing
Off the Rail Brewing
Parallel 49 Brewing
Powell Brewery
Settlement Brewing
Storm Brewing
Strange Fellows Brewing
Strathcona Beer Co
Superflux Beer Co

Humblebee Meadery
Odd Society Spirits
Resurrection Spirits

 

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

Embark on a Metro Vancouver Tasting Tour!

The Yeast Vancouver 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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