Second to #yeastvan comes the best thing for beer lovers like us. A whole row of breweries within walking distance. Now my love of beer and laziness can be one. Kayla is much more fit, but loves beer more than anything! Thanks Port Moody, you didn’t disappoint!
Disclaimer: we were scheduled to go home after Mariner but as everyone knows after a couple beers – why not have more! So off to Moody Row we went.
First stop: Yellow Dog.
As everyone knows – we love craft beer. But there’s one thing we love more, and that’s dogs. Yellow Dog will always have a special place in our heart as we have a….yellow…dog named Bailey. Fitting. (Picture for aww factor)
It’s changed significantly since we were in last – with huge walls, a food truck and about a bazillion more beers! It felt right at home though, having a brew under the yellow neon Labrador.
More flights were in order which included some sours, and a plethora of dog-inspired names.
Favourite for the evening: Coffee Blonde Ale – even took a 4 pack to go!
Second Stop: Parkside Brewing:
After the 4 pack was safely in the car, a hop skip and a jump away was Parkside Brewery. Walking in you’re in awe of the sheer size of the place, with an awesome aluminum wall complete with logo.
The walls are covered in local pictures, mostly hilarious – and the retro arcade games really mean something for everyone. There’s shuffleboard too which I learned is secretly my wife’s master skill in life – but it was taken so I gueeeeesssss we just have to come back. (Arm. Rubber. Twisted.)
This is a heavy IPA lineup so I took a bit of a breather and let the wife down some (to get over the shuffleboard disappointment).
Favourite for the evening: Hazy IPA.
Got our little flight glass and it should have been home time but nahhhhh When in Rome amiright?
Last Stop: Moody Ales.
This was the point in the night when everyone else was winding down to be able to function the next day so what did I do? 12 beers on tap. Flights are of 4. We’ll take three please.
12 beers are set down in front of us. And it begins. So many unique beers here:
● Lemon Matcha Saison (How many beer posts will I have to write before my phone keeps it as saison and stops changing it to raisin….)
● Nitro Vanilla Porter
● Raspberry Pineapple Hefeweizen
● Grapefruit Kolsch
Now the above of course is among other more “common” ales and lagers but man was it a good lineup. Couple that with the two friendliest fellows behind the bar and it made for a grand end to a night.
Favourite for the evening: Nitro Vanilla Porter for me and wife played it safe and didn’t have more than a sip to drive us home!
After purchasing a hat to wear back to the land of home and our signature glass, we walked back to the car and made the long trek back to the North Shore.
Twin Sails Brewing – so sorry we didn’t make it but it just means we have to come back!
Because no parent has favourites, we’ll leave you with this picture of our other cute dog, Luna.