Parkside Brewery Opens for Business in Port Moody, BC’s New Brewery District
If you are trying to find the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody, look no further than next to the park. Situated across the street from Rocky Point Park between Moody Ales and Yellow Dob Brewing This is the highest density of craft breweries in BC. Parkside brings some weight into the ring with two familiar faces steering the ship. Industry veterans Vern Lambourne and Sam Payne teamed up on this project and have gathered some steam leading up to their opening.
The official opening date is June 8, 2016 and attendees can sample three beers right off the bat. If you can hold off a bit there are another two close behind. Starting off with a Pilsner, Pale Ale and an IPA the roster fits comfortably on the palates of BC craft beer fans. Coming up next is a Witbier and Spiced Wheat Beer. Sessionability and approachability seem to be a focus along with being delicious. The Pilsner is classic and delicious, the Pale Ale balanced and smooth and the IPA is a strong hit of bitterness with a malt backbone to back it up.
As great as the beer is, the location should be mentioned as well. The tasting room is massive with a combination of long tables, bar stools and suitingly, park benches. The AstroTurf is also laid out front for the patio to come. With a fairly large capacity this will surely be a summer destination for those from around and visiting Port Moody.
Sam and Vern, along with their team, have poured their hearts and souls into this brewery and it shows. The detail and commitment is unparalleled from the snooker table to the decorated walls, nothing is overlooked and everything appears to be perfect. Even the tasting flights are served on a miniature park bench. Try and not smile about that! Don’t take our word for it though, it is time to head on down to Port Moody’s Brewery Row and give Parkside a visit!