A Walk Through The Red Truck Brewery in East Vancouver
The Red Truck Brewery had been truckin’ along in North Vancouver longer than most breweries in BC were even an idea. It is not business as usual for this brewing team though, with an all-new brewery that has been under construction in East Vancouver for more than two years. The wait is finally over and you can now sit down for a pint, and a meal, at the Red Truck Brewery.
Opening on East 1st street in Vancouver’s Brewery Creek area, Red Truck is now the neighbour of several other local craft breweries. Moving from a very small facility in the old Taylor’s Crossing building in North Vancouver, the new building is not even comparable. Now brewing with a 65HL brewhouse Red Truck can finally supply BC with enough beer to satisfy their thirst. In the past you were limited to only a handful of locations serving Red Truck beer on draft. Now, you can find the Red Truck Lager, Ale and IPA on tap and in bottles throughout the province. Additionally, seasonal offerings can be found in 650ml bomber bottles.
The Red Truck Ale has been the stand-out beer from the Red Truck Brewery since day one. With the new brewhouse comes greater opportunity though, and the IPA and lager seem to also be grabbing hold. With a larger capacity also comes the opportunity for the brewing team to explore new flavours. The seasonal Blonde Ale, Tripel and Porter have been stand out offerings that show the diversity and complexity that can come from the new Red Truck team.
In addition to a state-of-the-art brewery, Red Truck also incorporates a new diner-style restaurant into the mix. Walking into the facility you are confronted with a growler filling and retail space before stepping foot into a 50s-style diner with food offerings to pair with your flight or pint of beer. The diner is well lit with big windows looking out onto the patio space. On the other side of the room there are also windows giving a view into the brewing area.
If you time your visit right, not only can you have lunch and enjoy a variety of delicious craft beer offerings, you can also line up a brewery tour. Red Truck will be offering scheduled tours where you can walk through the facility and see a birds-eye view of the magic happening. The brewery is laid out beautifully where each tour will take visitors on a Charlie Bucket-like experience where you can not only understand where the beer comes from, but also see the magic that results in the form of delicious craft beer!
Red Truck Brewing Company
295 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7