Monday, 31 July 2017

We hit the trails

We hit the trails at 8 am sharp !

Some of us enjoyed a leisurely hike up the Sea to Summit trail (7.5 km), taking about 3 1/2 hours to complete and then some were super speedy taking less than 2 hours (I was not one of them)!

I like to enjoy the view along the way.

A few members did not hike up the Sea to Summit trail with, but took the gondola and enjoyed more leisurely trails from the top. There are a ton to pick from. And the views !!!


Our first Brewery stop was at noon at Backcountry. They were kind enough to reserve a table for us. with a total of 12 meeting at the brewery, we enjoyed flights and pints and some excellent thin crust pizza.

Next stop A Frame, our numbers dwindled as the day was getting on.

It was a great day, amazing weather fabulous beer and food.  
We'll be doing this one again !

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Beer-Cheddar Dip

From Kraft Canada

  • 1 pkg (250g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1 cup Old Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • Beat cream cheese and dressing in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Add beer; mix well
  • Stir in cheese and onions
  • Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.

Complete detailed recipe: 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Backcountry Brewing, Squamish

After an incredible hike up the Sea to Summit I was in need of some refueling! Visiting the newest brewery to open in Squamish we stopped in at Backcountry Brewing. It's situated in an industrial park so the parking is limited. We arrived at noon as they were just opening, the pizza oven was not even warm yet!

Ordering a flight and a couple of pizzas we sampled: Dark Side of the Moose Stout, Syd Rogers Little IPA, Widowmaker IPA, Trailbreaker Pale Ale. Then we enjoyed a glass of the Ridgerunner Pilsner and a Mazarin. I enjoyed so many of them, make sure to try a few on your visit! They also have a visiting tap for those who do not get into the city.

The ambiance and decor have a perfect cabin feel to them as you gaze out at the mountains, sitting at your table with a backcountry map on it! We were lucky enough to pick the table of the Squamish mountains we had just hiked.

I will be back,
~ Colleen

Monday, 10 July 2017

A Frame Brewing

After an incredible hike up the Sea to Summit I was in need of a good beer! Visiting one of the 2 newest breweries in Squamish we stopped in at A Frame Brewing Co. 

They have a great West Coast feel to their tasting room with wood finishing everywhere. There are stools made from short cuts logs which make you feel like you're sitting by a camp fire. Outside is a good size patio with picnic benches, and a rotating food truck.

Their flights come served in a round of wood keeping with the Canadian west coast feel. All of the names of their beers are inspired by local names, most Lakes !  We tried samples of, Trout Lake Single Hop ESB, Sprout Lake Dry Hopped Pale Ale, Shuswap Lake IPA, & Magic Lake Porter. All were excellent and worth a visit to this place. 

~ Colleen