Living in Port Moody, I have always been jealous of the plethora of microbreweries in Vancouver. I work around the Mount Pleasant area, so it’s always so fun to grab a Growler after work and bring it home but I always thought it would be nice to have something closer to home. Enter Yellow Dog Brewing.
I noticed Yellow Dog a few weeks ago driving by Rocky Point Park. They are located across the street from my favourite ice cream place, Rocky Point Ice Cream. By the way, they just came out with a Yogurt Lemon cookie ice cream and it is amazing. Go try it! And no, I am not paid to say it, I just love them :)
Back to Yellow Dog. So finally after talking about it for weeks, my husband and I walked down to Yellow Dog to try it out this weekend. The experience did not disappoint.
It is situated in an industrial area of Port Moody, surrounded by car shops, train tracks, drainage companies and etc. But don’t be fooled, Yellow Dog has done an amazing job transforming their industrial space into something fun and inviting. When you first walk in, you are greeted with the wonderful aroma of beer. And the stores itself is clean and casual. Dogs are of course welcomed. They even have doggy treats for dogs (made from spent grain and etc from brewing). The staff here are also welcoming and super helpful.
A pint is $5 (taxes included), so is a tasting flight. We opted for the tasting flight and it came with 4 beers to try. We decided to hang out in their back patio instead of sitting in one of the many tables inside. I would have to say…I am quite surprised by how nice their patio was. Dog friendly, and set up with nice picnic tables and chairs, we could have easily stayed there for an hour.
They are also pretty nice about letting you bring in outside food and drinks (at least for now). If you are with someone who is not a beer drinker as long as you purchase something from the tap, they don’t mind if the other person brings in a pop or juice with them. And of course, there is a water bowl for your four legged friend as well, so they can lap up some water while you sip on some brew.
My favourite was the Play Dead IPA (yes, most of their beers are dog themed..super adorable!). It is light, hoppy and refreshing on a summer day. So if you like that, you’ll like the IPA from Yellow Dog. My husband’s favourite was the German Altbier, which packs a stronger and bitter bunch. Perfect for what it is.
So if you are around Port Moody, check out Yellow Dog and bring a friend, two legged or four, all are welcomed. If you are not into beer, you can always walk across the street for some ice cream ;). You can find Yellow Dog on Twitter @yellowdogbeer.