The Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co. in Squamish BC
If your travel plans include a trip up British Columbia’s Sea to Sky route on the west coast of Canada, then you must check out the Howe Sound Brew Pub Squamish. Located less than an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver, Squamish BC is a city that must not be missed in your travel plans.
Filled with a variety of tours and attractions, Squamish is now considered to be …
The Gateway to the Best Adventure in British Columbia!
From world class Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting, Bald Eagle Viewing, The Sea to Sky Gondola to Shannon Falls, Squamish has certainly placed itself on the map attracting visitors from around the globe!
In fact, the New York Times recently named Squamish as one of the Top 52 Places to Visit around the World.
Visit The Howe Sound Brew Pub Squamish BC
Now that you know what you’ve been missing all this time in Squamish, I’ll let you in on one other excellent establishment in the city that should definitely not be missed. This, especially true if you love craft beer and want to sample the best brewed beers found anywhere in British Columbia.
Don’t take my word for it, Howe Sound Brewery has won prestigious award’s over the years to prove this statement.
They have received Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for many years from the;
NORTH AMERICAN BEER AWARDS
This prestigious competition takes place each year in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Participants feature over 250 Craft Breweries from from multiple nations and is considered the top competition in North America.
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS
This Canadian Brewing Award medal is a highly recognized and awarded for brewing excellence in Canada. Canada’s premier competition awarding competitors recognition as the best in Canadian brewed beer quality.
BC BEER AWARDS
This BC Beer Awards & Festival honors the finest craft beer brewers in British Columbia.
Dining in the Brew Pub
Situated right downtown, the Howe Sound Brew Pub and Inn is ideally located and offers stunning views from inside the pub of the famous Stawamus Chief Rock Face. The Chief is a world re-known flat rock face that draws serious rock climbers from around the globe.
A comfortable, yet rustic looking pub, complete with fireplace, the pub offers a relaxed country feel where you can sit and enjoy one of the many specialty craft beers or any other favorite beverage, along with a wonderful meal for lunch or dinner.
From extraordinary brewed craft beers, a food menu for all kinds, to live entertainment combined with picturesque mountain views, it’s no wonder this is the favorite pub and eatery in Squamish!
A Variety of Menu Items to Choose From
My wife and I recently enjoyed a wonderful meal in the Brew Pub while watching the hockey game on the Big Screen TV. The menu is large with a variety of choices that would suit most everyone. Below, is just a sample of what we enjoyed for our dinner, giving you an idea of just what this pub has to offer.
We heard from a local resident that the Deep Fried Pickles were a favorite and definitely a great way to start off while enjoying a craft beer.
We had never heard of deep fried pickles before, so we had to give them a try. A great seasoned coating, along with a ranch dipping sauce, we both thought they were an excellent choice!
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich;
My wife enjoyed a very large smoked pulled pork bunwich with sweet corn relish and coleslaw in the bun.
A unique Rail Ale BBQ sauce added making this mouth – watering and delicious. I was jealous!
Jambalaya Rice Bowl;
I selected something different and something definitely not found in a typical restaurant pub.
The Jambalaya Rice Bowl contained pieces of chicken, shrimp, spicy sausage and okra, all in a mildly spicy Cajun sauce.
These delicious brownies are served warm, with melting white and dark chocolate chunks on top, toasted hemp seeds, with ice-cream and chocolate sauce. Definitely recommended and worth saving room for!
A wonderful meal served with amazing craft beer, friendly service all in a perfect setting in downtown Squamish.
A Brief History of the Brew Pub
British Columbia’s very own Mitchell and Frank Appleton pioneered North America’s first modern craft brewery back in 1980. They were known as the true founders of micro-brewing in Canada. This also became known as the start of craft beer brewing.
John Mitchell was brought up to assist in designing the now Howe Sound Brewery and was also the brewer who developed their first recipes. For nearly 20 years, Howe Sound continues to brew quality craft style beer using only unfiltered 100% barley mash.
The pure and natural quality is evident in each and every brand brewed today.
The Howe Sound Inn
The Inn features 20 beautifully decorated guest rooms complete with amazing mountain views. This property is perfect for business or pleasure offering all the amenities one would normally not expect in a small boutique style Inn. A perfect choice for your stay in Squamish!
Amazing spot to eat! I love taking clients here. They have an amazing menu that is always changing, great specials and incredible beer pairings! You cannot go wrong here! Really good! 🙂
Great beer! We had a fabulous time and everyone was super friendly also! Looking forward to the day they deliver to Oregon. Total eclipse of the Hop was superb!
Their beers are fantastic – the Devil’s Elbow IPA is one of the best IPA’s in BC! Great pizza too!
This is the go to pub in Squamish. Great beer, food and vibe. Hanging with friends, watching the game, or having your family or friends stay overnight in the hotel. This place is a winner.
In wrapping things up here, I strongly suggest including a visit and /or stay at the Howe Sound Brew Pub. Get off the highway and discover what this city has to offer!
For more relaxed dining, choose the Firebread Restaurant also on location with the same great menu as the pub. Below, I have included the Breweries official website link for your convenience, for more complete and detailed information.
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A big thanks to the proprietors of the Howe Sound Brewing Co. for hosting our lovely dinner. All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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