Upcoming Tri-cities Breweries-UPDATED-May 12- 1 Coquitlam, 1 Port Coquitlam

Name: Mariner Brewing

Projected opening: I’d estimate very late summer fall or winter

Progress: Construction (pouring floors)

Notes: Looks to have progressive influences

Location:  Lansdowne and Barnet in Coquitlam

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Name: Northpaw Brew Co.

Projected opening: They get there space at the beginning of June and its often a year from then

Progress: About to receive keys

Notes: Core beers available in limited quantities on draught such as the Jamaican Pale Ale and Cream Ale

Location: Port Coquitlam’s Fremont Village industrial space behind Wal-Mart

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Name: Brewery formerly known as District 43

Projected opening: June 2017

Progress: looking for a space

Notes: Looking for a new name hope to open in Coquitlam schoolhouse area.

Name: Prototype brewing

Projected opening: 2018?

Progress: dead in the water?

Notes: Hoped to open in a commercial space but Coquitlam zoning did not allow for them at the time, their website hints to 2018.

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Mariner Brewing From the Source

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I’ve got the low down on Mariner brewing, but rather than tell you i’ll let Byron of Mariner Brewing explain:

“We are located at H-1100 Lansdowne Drive in a unit facing the highway! We’re working through the building permit with the City and have our space all prepared for construction already. We’re on schedule to open this summer!

      From a brand and design perspective, some of our concepts are posted on our Instagram (MarinerBeer) and we’ll continue to update that as we make progress.
      For beer, there are so many great breweries that we’ve learned from, it’s hard to narrow it down to a few. Locally we’ve taken the most inspiration from Four Winds, Yellow Dog, and Field House. In terms of modern beer we most admire Yellow Dog’s Play Dead IPA and Steamworks Flagship IPA.  We also really admire Four Winds whole Eurus Series, Bellwood’s Jelly King, Breakside Wanderlust, and numerous classic imports including Gulden Draak and Bitburger, each for their own reason.
    We have our brewer on board and we’re super excited about them. They’ve got a lot of experience, are a recognized name in the region, and they’re as excited as we are to bring craft beer to Coquitlam. We’ll be able to reveal their name in about a month.
Cheers,
Byron”
There you have it, straight from the source

CONFIRMED: Coquitlam’s First Brewery

Breward Inlet can confirm that Coquitlam’s first brewery is on its way (The yet to be renamed District 43 is apparently still developing but unconfirmed)! Having spoken with a representative of the company it is suggested the the City of Coquitlam has OK’d the brewery and they have plans to attends several events in the short term including Poco Blues Fest as well as the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival. Moreover, a tap takeover could be occurring too. Until then take look at some of their branding.

 

End of Summer Update

I took the summer off to finish of school but that doesn’t mean thing haven’t been happening in the Tri-Cities

-Yellow Dog continues their ever expanding expansion with an expansion of both tasting room and brewing. A new larger tasting room in already under construction.

-Twin Sails is looking to expand brewing compact in the fall, this should mean more and varied beers on the horizon. Space Armadillo is next on the list, an Imperial IPA with Galaxy and Amarillo hops.

-Twin Sails also looks to open a patio for next spring as bureaucracy got in the way of construction taking place for this summer.

-The Parkside looks to  can some product very soon.

-Another edition of the tri-cities cask fest takes place outdoors this long weekend.

New Breweries

-It seems only a matter of time before a new brewery opens in the the Tri-City area, i might even get together  a list of what I know, but in any case:

-District 43 brewing is in planning stages and hopes to get going by the end of June in Coquitlam or PoCo.