Summer is on the way and there are few things better than relaxing at the end of the day with a cold, refreshing beer! Whistler is famous for having an incredible après scene, along with some great restaurants and cafes. But, where can you find the best craft beer?
In recent years craft beer has been taking the alcohol world by storm, with new breweries popping up all over, and British Columbia is no different. For you beer connoisseurs looking to get your hop fill in Whistler, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 favourite spots for craft beer!
When it comes to great food and great beer, Brickworks is one of Whistler’s best. The staff know their way around the comprehensive beer menu and can point you in the direction of whatever you’re feeling.
Every month Brickworks hosts a popular cask night where regional breweries bring in some new beers to taste and patrons can vote for their favourites to takeover the rotating tap. This event is one not to be missed!
With the new addition of a patio out the front, Brickworks is going to be an even more popular spot this summer.
Dubh Linn Gate
The Dubh Linn Gate is your classic Irish pub with a huge range of beer selections – the largest number of taps in Whistler in fact!
Here you are spoilt for choice with a wide variety of craft beers that are regularly rotated. The atmosphere is fantastic with friendly staff and live music everyday. Located right at the bottom of Whistler and Blackcomb opposite the lifts, this is a great après spot all year round.
Fitzsimmons pub is a bit of a hidden gem, located in Upper Village at the end of the stroll, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t popular having recently undergone a full renovation and expansion to cater to growing clientele.
Here you will find a huge array of craft beers served by the very knowledgeable staff, who are on hand with tailored recommendations and good conversation.
Whistler Brew Co.
You can’t talk about craft beer in Whistler without mentioning the breweries. Whistler Brew Co., located in Function Junction is your spot for beer straight from the source.
Although, you can find Whistler Brew beers all over the province, what better place to enjoy them than the brewery itself, where you can pick up some special offers on crates and try out the new experimental samples.
Why not take in a brewery tour to top it off!?
Coast Mountain Brewing
Whistler’s newest brewery is Coast Mountain Brewing, also located in Function Junction. Here you can enjoy their fantastic range of beers and enjoy a tour of the brewery.
Their tap room is a great place to pass the afternoon and relax after exploring everything Function Junction has to offer.