Barnside Brewing, known for farm fresh beer, has won the sixth annual BC Ale Trail Best Brewery Experience Award. The Delta farm-based brewery has been recognized for its unique offering deeply rooted in its agricultural heritage.
This summer, the BC Ale Trail, the ultimate guide to BC’s craft breweries, invited beer enthusiasts to nominate their favourite brewery to help determine the Best Brewery Experience for 2023. Barnside Brewing has claimed the title, recognized for its dedication to quality brewing with local ingredients, its exceptional food offering and for being industry pioneers.
“Our team is so proud and honoured to have been recognized as the Best Brewery Experience. We have worked hard to show that at Barnside, the beer you’re tasting isn’t trying to be anything else but an expression of the land that you’re standing on: our terroir, our farming practices, our ingredients,” says Ken Malenstyn, hop farmer and general manager at Barnside Brewing. “Sunday brunch is my favourite day. Dogs, families, all ages, a real mix of people. These are the days when I can sit here and say, ‘This is the brewery I always wanted to visit,’ and we’ve built it like that.”
Founded by three neighbouring farm families with generations of history as Delta farmers, Barnside stands apart by incorporating its farm-grown ingredients in their beers. Its ‘one-mile’ beers are made with 100% locally grown ingredients, providing a one-of-a-kind connection to the region’s terroir.
In addition to their dedication to quality in brewing, Barnside Brewing boasts an exceptional on-site kitchen that features nearly a dozen local food providers, and is working on exciting, innovative projects with Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Langara College to develop new hop varieties unique to British Columbia.
“Barnside Brewing is more than just a brewery; it’s a destination that brings people together,” says Monica Frost, project lead at BC Ale Trail. “By running regular events including the Between the Bines dinner series, and this summer’s Harvest Festival, Barnside is well known in the community and beyond as a place where special memories are made.”
This fall, the BC Ale Trail also launched over 60 Sip & Stay deals, encouraging beer lovers to escape for a getaway in BC, while enjoying some of the province’s best craft beer. Deals are available for bookings through November and for many, into 2024. Book a stay at the Delta Marriott Hotel in Ladner and a voucher good for a free flight at Barnside Brewery, which is located 1.5 km away, will be in your room.