North Of The Fraser Ale Trail Launches Tasting Passports In Port Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam, BC – Jan. 31, 2023… Port Coquitlam’s burgeoning craft brewery industry is participating in one of five Metro Vancouver Tasting Passport promotions running throughout the month of February.
The tasting passport gives participants the chance to win a wide variety of prizes by collecting stamps from 11 of the participating breweries.
The North of the Fraser Ale Trail showcases craft breweries in Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, New Westminster and Burnaby along with nearby restaurants, outdoor activities, accommodations and more at bcaletrail.ca or through the BC Ale Trail app.
“Port Coquitlam’s craft brewery and distillery has never been stronger. This is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to support small local businesses, producers, and restaurants.” Mayor Brad West said. “This is a fun way to explore the craft beer and distillery community in Port Coquitlam. Our residents have embraced our local craft brewers and distillery, and we’re sure this broader audience will enjoy all that our community has to offer.”
Six craft alcohol businesses have opened in Port Coquitlam over the past several years, with three located on the south side of Lougheed Highway (Patina Brewing & BBQ, Taylight Brewing and PoCo Brothers Brewing) and four in the north-side’s Fremont Village area (Northpaw Brewing Co., Tinhouse Brewing, Boardwalk Brewing and Provincial Spirits) The Port Coquitlam craft beer scene is tied into the geography of the City itself, where cyclists and pedestrians can tour these breweries and distillery along the 25-km Traboulay PoCo Trail that encircles the community.
Five Port Coquitlam breweries (Boardwalk Brewing, Northpaw Brewing, Patina Brewing & BBQ, Taylight Brewing and Tinhouse Brewing) are part of the 11 participants in the tasting passport produced by the BC Ale Trail, a project of Destination British Columbia and BC Craft Brewers Guild.
“Residents and visitors alike will enjoy visiting these breweries for their beverage and culinary experiences, and the communities and surrounding businesses will see benefits, as well.” Mayor West said. “I encourage everyone to visit local establishments to experience first-hand what each of our breweries and distillery have to offer.”
The North of the Fraser Ale Trail Tasting Passport is one of five special passport promotions running in Metro Vancouver throughout February in collaboration with West Coast Food, TransLink and the City of Port Coquitlam.
Residents can visit any one of five of the participating breweries in Port Coquitlam or those listed at bcaletrail.ca/northofthefraserpassport from February 1-28, 2023 and ask for a stamp with purchase. Those choosing not to consume alcohol can also participate by purchasing swag, food and/or non-alcoholic drinks. After earning six unique stamps, drop off the completed ballot at a participating business to enter to win a brilliant beer-themed Staycation prize package. Multiple entries are encouraged.
The City encourages participants to plan their tasting tour using the Dine the Line transit itinerary at westcoastfood.ca/dinetheline.
About BC Ale Trail
The BC Ale Trail is brought to you in partnership by Destination British Columbia and the BC Craft Brewers Guild. A BC Ale Trail is a series of self-guided itineraries highlighting local craft brewery destinations and the super, natural landscapes that surround them. The Guild supports the ongoing creation and discovery of truly great BC craft beer by helping British Columbians and visitors understand the cultural, community and economic benefits of BC’s vibrant craft beer scene, and to celebrate its diversity. Explore over 220 breweries across 21 Ale Trails in every corner of the province. New experiences are brewing. For more information, visit bcaletrail.ca.
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam