Our top 5 favorite local Breweries and our Favorite  BREW PUB!

Looking to grab a beer after a fulfilling day of adventuring, whether it be hiking, fishing, biking, paddling, climbing or all of the above? Well, look no further, the West Kootenays have got you covered! The area boasts a number of local pubs and breweries serving up artisan and craft beers. Here’s our top 5 & our Fav BREW PUB!

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TailOut, Castlegar

From a Single Spay to My Cousin Tarry’s Stout the brew master has it figured out. Fresh, crisp and cold. The best way to end the day and celebrate your adventure.

Torchlight Brewing, Nelson

This microbrewery is located in Nelson’s downtown area just minutes from Kootenay Lake. They are committed to creating great tasting natural beers and sodas on site with an environmentally conscious process. Take advantage of their full kitchen and enjoy a beer in the lounge, or fill a growler to take home…or both! If you’re not sure what to order, why not give the Endless Adventure River Pale Ale a try?

Trail Beer Refinery, Trail

Established in 2016, this innovative locale has made Trail proud. Catch up with friends in the taproom over fantastic food and a couple o’ cold ones. Always on tap are their Trail Ale and Silver City Lager. They also rotate smaller batches for those who like a little variety. If your day still has room to squeeze in a little more fun, how about a game of indoor bocce?!

Rossland Beer Company, Rossland

After a day of adventure on Red Mountain’s world class ski slopes or mountain bike trails, wind down with one of their award winning craft beers such as the 7 Summits Milk Stout or the Pay Dirt Pale Ale. There is also quite the list of ever-changing seasonal beers so chances are there will be something new and creative on the table the next time you stop in. Growlers are also offered and if that’s not big enough for you, then check out their kegs. This brewery is for folks who work, play, and party in the mountains!

Backroads Brewing, Nelson

Located in the heart of Nelson on historic Baker Street, Backroads has a great patio seating 20 people to compliment a great interior that holds up to 100 people. Everything about this place is local. From the custom furniture and fixtures, right down to the artwork hanging on the walls. Not to mention the beer that flows straight from the back tanks to the taps up front. They brew a variety of lagers and ales ranging from the classics to lesser-known styles for the more adventurous beer tasters.

AND our Favorite BREW PUB

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Lions head brew pub in Castlegar, BC.

Lion’s Head Pub, Castlegar

The Lion’s Head, a local favorite, will be celebrating 10 years this summer! Offering a great selection of local and craft beers, they also specialize in smoked meats and other pub food classics. Try the chicken wings, seriously. Also to note is the sweet rustic indoor vibe and patio with a natural outdoor climbing wall right beside the pub. The beers change with the season and the taps rotate often so there will always be something new to cleanse your palate.