Howe Sound is one of B.C.’s early craft breweries, established in 1996 in beautiful Squamish, BC. They’re now proudly distributing their beer across Canada, and in more than a dozen states in the USA!
Howe Sound’s first brewer – John Mitchell – is considered the grandfather of craft brewing in Canada. He established Canada’s first modern craft brewery (Horseshoe Bay Brewery) at the southern end of Howe Sound in 1982.
Not only a craft brewery, Howe Sound is also a hotel, brew pub and dining room. The brewpub provides excellent North West pub fare that even uses Howe Sound beer in many of their recipes! It was awarded “Best Brewpub in BC” for 2014 by CAMRA Vancouver! Make a trip of it and enjoy the stunning views of the Stawamus Chief and the Tantalus Range and drop by the brewery at 1pm for the daily tour. Not able to make it out to Squamish? Head down to Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smokehouse at 562 Beatty St (the old Chambar location). Devil’s Elbow is a tied house with Howe Sound Brewing and offers a wide selection of popular and hard-to-find Howe Sound brews.
A refreshing, lightly hopped golden ale brewed with all-natural Lillooet honey and made with barley, honey, hops, water and yeast. It is brewed in recognition of the Sea to Sky regions highest peak, Mount Garibaldi (8,776 ft, 2,675 m) which was named for Italian hero Guiseppe Garibaldi, the man of two worlds.