Tasting Room: Yes
Growler Filler: Yes (Empty: 473ml – $3.25ish | 1 Litre – $6.30ish | 1.9 Litre – $11.00ish)
Food: No, but they’re cool with you bringing in food, and there are usually food trucks outside
Brassneck is probably my favourite brewery in Vancouver right now. They have such well-designed branding (remember I’m a design nut), they actually have a tasting room, the interior decorating is superb, and the beer is great!
There’s pepperoni sticks, chilli, and cheese twists, but that’s about it. So if you’re hungry, I’d suggest bringing in food from outside, and they have a handy list of food trucks on their site. http://brassneck.ca/food-trucks/
The Run Down:
When I was here the first time I had a flight of four 6oz glasses ($8.00). I had Mr Personality amber (5%), The Geezer Dry English Porter (5%), No Brainer Corn Lager (4.5%), and Joe’s Barn Saison (6%). I went back recently, and tried the “Magic Beans” coffee beer (6.5%), which was initially a collaboration with Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters in Victoria BC. The 2nd and 3rd batches had beans from other Canadian coffee joints (2nd: Anchored Coffee – Nova Scotia & cold brew from Revolver Coffee in Vancouver) (3rd: Elysian Coffee in Vancouver)
When Marc asked for a tasting paddle, one of the beers was ‘Short Term Memory Farmhouse Ale (6%)’ and when the barman went to write it he paused and said “hmm, I always forget this one” – PUNNY!!!
Magic Beans (6.5%)- Because I said so gosh darnit! It’s awesome! Sorry to fangirl right now but it tastes just like coffee, hollaaa can I get a #yum?
When filling growlers, they utilize a tool called a “Blichmann gun” which connects the bottle fillers straight to the conditioning tanks, meaning the beer is very fresh. They also purche oxygen from the bottles, which makes the beer last a bit longer.
2148 Main Street – Vancouver BC