The Backcountry Report Spring 2024


Spring is here and our patio awaits!  As we gear up for summer we’re excited to announce our Anniversary Patio Party and a collaboration series of beer releases. And that’s not all — we’ve got a new Head Brewer, a fundraising milestone with Protect Our Winters Canada and some tasty updates from the kitchen and taproom!

Backcountry 7 Year Anniversary Poster and image of outdoor patio party


Save the date for our epic 7th Anniversary Patio Party, happening June 7th to 9th! We’re thrilled to unveil special brews crafted in collaboration with our favorite breweries just for this occasion – look for an old school IPA with Superflux, a locally hopped Kolsch with Barnside Brewing, and a zesty pineapple & basil sour with Fieldhouse Brewing. Get ready to rock all weekend long with a stellar lineup of DJs including Vinyl Ritchie, Foxy Moron, Kelso, Hebegebe, and DJ Surgeon. We’re extending our hours on Friday &  Saturday topped off with an exclusive all 45’s vinyl session on Sunday. This is THE summer party you can’t afford to miss!

Backcountry Brewing — Photo of Peter, Head Brewer with pineapple


This is Peter, our new Head Brewer. Peter spent his last 7 years brewing for Howe Sound and we’re thrilled for the immense knowledge and passion for beer he brings. When we asked him what he loves about beer this is how he explained it: “I’m drawn to the subtle intricacies in beer, whether it be layering the roasted and crystal malts in a stout, balancing different punchy new world hops in an IPA, or the delicate interplay between ingredients in a lager, or Saison.”

Peter is already putting in hard work revamping and creating new recipes, with his first to hit the taps being “Never Taken A Shortcut Before?” Session Stout.

As a film school graduate, and a bit of an encyclopedia of classic movie references, we can’t think of anyone more fitting to lead our killer brew team!

Backcountry Brewing - Protect Our Winters Fundraiser, images of people holding cans and pouring a can of the beer into a glass.


We’ve hit the halfway point in our fundraising campaign and collaboration with Protect Our Winters Canada with a contribution of $10,000 towards our goal of exceeding $20,000 by next year!  Protect Our Winters is a non-profit organization committed to finding policy solutions to fight climate change. Along with the help of industry partners, YOU have helped us raise this donation through purchases of Protect Our Winters Pale Ale, POW x Backcountry T-Shirts, label stickers and donations. The POW Pale Ale will be back in December 2024, but you can still support the cause with the purchase of a collaboration T-Shirt here, 100% of sales from these ethically produced shirts from Econic Apparel will be donated to POW!

Backcountry Brewing - Taproom update with an image of pizza and a pint of beer


We kicked off spring with the annual opening of the patio in May and with the 2022 addition of the Barrel Room we are pleased to have little to no wait times, even on weekends!  In food news, our kitchen’s been busy coming up with spring inspired pizzas, salads, snacks, sandwiches, and wing flavors! Equipped with a new pizza oven, a refined dough recipe with all organic Canadian flour, and an amazing kitchen team led by Head Chef Jules LaPorte and Sous Chef Ross Sink, our team took home 2nd place for the People’s Choice award in the Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge! Check our current draught list and food menu and stay tuned on Instagram for the latest updates!

Backcountry Brewing - Barrel Lounge Room interior with tables and chairs


Need a space for a staff function, family gathering, or birthday party? Reserve our 32 seat Barrel Lounge for your private weekday event. Immerse yourself in our inviting ambiance, complete with authentic whiskey barrels full of aging beer, rustic wood and stone décor, and charming animal-centric accents. Or book a weekday visit with your group of 8 or more in the taproom and experience the sights and sounds of a busy brewery!

Backcountry Brewing - Ten beer cans stacked


The Backcountry Beer Club is your best way to save on retail purchases at the brewery. To become a lifetime member just spend $150 on in-store merch and you immediately get 15% off that purchase plus every future purchase in the retail store including cans and kegs! With our dine in discount you’re eligible for 10% off your purchase of cans to-go! Check out our summer merch online with shipping across BC for a $15 flat rate or free on orders over $100!


Widowmaker IPA and Trailbreaker Pale Ale are now listed at over 90 BCL stores across the province!  Use our “beerfinder” to locate your closest draught tap, or 4 packs for sale and check out our latest list of releases here. Cheers!

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