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Hello friends,

It’s high time for an update! There’s a lot of exciting news to cover, from collaborations, taproom and patio expansions to a new General Manager in the Taproom. See below for our latest beer releases, merch gift guide, holiday hours and our new online reservation system for group and private taproom bookings!

PROTECT OUR WINTERS Poster and Can - "This pale ale was made possible by the generous support of our industry partners. Partial proceeds from each beer sold will be contributed to Protect Ou8r Winters Canada, a non-profit organisation united to advocate for policy solutions to fight climate change."

Protect Our Winters

We are very excited to announce our collaboration with Protect Our Winters Canada. With the help of our industry partners, our goal is to raise over $10,000 for the fight against climate change, with this sessionable pale ale. Get your hands on this beer at your local liquor store, or at the brewery today!

Stefan Hebert | Two images

Movin’ on up!

Stefan joined Backcountry back in 2017, making an impressive positive impact since day one. Known as the “human Swiss Army knife” he has excelled in roles across many departments, most recently as the Marketing Coordinator. We could not be more stoked to now have Stefan leading the way in the taproom as our General Manager, his smiling face, infectious laughter and good vibez make him the perfect fit.

Make sure to give him a crisp high five, next time you’re visiting us. We love you, Stef!

Backcountry Brewing group photo at the British Columbia (BC) Beer Awards 2023

2023 British Columbia Beer Awards

It was a great year for the brewery with a trifecta of wins at the BC Beer Awards.

? Widowmaker: 2nd in the hotly contested Hazy IPA category.
? Trailbreaker: 3rd in the North American Pale Ale category.
? I Don’t Know Half Of You Half As Well As I Should Like; And I Like Less Than Half Of You Half As Well As Your Deserve: 2nd in Smoke & Wood-Aged Beers.

? Not to be outdone by the brewers, our marketing team continued to entertain, winning two “Crushies” at the Craft Beer Marketing Awards for best use of social media in the Americas. Taking both 1st and 2nd place for videos: Run Forest Run collaboration with Squamish Logger Sports & Daffy Twister Spread Pale Ale.

Backcountry Brewing outdoor Hawker's booth

Backcountry Brewing interior photo of "The Barrel Lounge" by Kai Jacobson

Photo credit: Kai Jacobson

The Barrel Lounge

2023 saw the addition of much needed seating with the opening of our Barrel Lounge, followed by the patio’s grand opening this summer. This expansion allows us, for the first time to offer group and private bookings, check our website for details!

Backcountry Brewing - "Best of 2023" cans stacked


Use our ‘Beer Finder’ to find your closest draught tap, or 4 packs for sale! Check out our current offerings! Widowmaker & Trailbreaker are now listed in over 90 BCL stores.

Keep your eyes peeled for our 2024 Trailbreaker Treasure Trail with over $5000 in prizing to be won!

Backcountry Brewing — Gift guide items

Annual Gift Guide

? Check out our annual gift guide featuring loads of new items! ?

Stock up on stocking stuffers like our beer-infused hot sauce and XOCO chocolates or our Trailbreaker Speed Wax, performance socks, drinkware and massive hat and toque selections. Peruse our full selection online and enjoy free shipping on orders $100 and up. Still not sure what to get? Gift cards are available in-store and online.

Santa Ben sneaking in a beer!

Holiday Hours

Sunday 24th December

Taproom 12pm-4pm
Retail Store 12pm-6pm (for those last minute Christmas gifts!)

Monday 25th December

Taproom & Retail Store CLOSED

Tuesday 26th December

Taproom & Retail Store 12pm-10pm

Regular Hours for the rest of the holiday season

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