If you’ve ever wished that you could bottle up the westcoast and take it home with you, wish no more – Postmark Brewing has you covered. Co-founders Nate Rayment (formerly of Howe Sound Brewing) and Steve Thorp opened Postmark Brewing in 2014 to make good beer for their friends – something that could replace the larger brewery’s 12-pack. What started out in four tanks has very quickly turned into a 15 tank production, holding 80 hectolitres (8,000 litres) – their friend list has definitely expanded. In fact, the production is growing so quickly that Postmark has taken over the neighbouring building to house its own bottling station.
Located within the Settlement Building, Postmark has a growler station for those on the run, complete with twelve taps to fill up on your favourite beer. If you’re less committed to one type, there’s a fridge stocked with cans of their Blonde beer and 650mL bottles of the staples. Postmark currently has five staples that are offered year-round, and a rotating list of seasonal beers. A full list can be found here.
The brewery aims to create approachable and flavourful session craft beers that celebrate the westcoast and its lifestyle with beers for every occasion. While the cans show off their original branding vision, the bottles’ labels are more westcoast inspired, with photos shot by their friends or revered photographers.
Part of the westcoast influence comes out in their focus on collaborations. From music to photography, art, clothing, and events, Postmark has paired up with other local companies to create some unique and interesting products, many of which are conveniently sold between the growler station and the fridge.
And if you’ve got some time to spare, put your name on the list for a bite at Belgard Kitchen, the brewery’s tasting lounge. We hear they serve an awesome weekend brunch, and can speak to their amazing their dinner menu. Make sure you stay for dessert – the Baked Pistachio Yogurt is worth any wait.
A: 55 Dunlevy Avenue | T: 604.699.1988 | W: postmarkbrewing.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 11pm | Saturday – Sunday 10am – 11pm