The Thompson Valley might be known for its rugged mountain biking terrain and golden-hour hiking, but when it comes to its craft beer scene, it also packs a big punch! Kamloops offers beer enthusiasts a curated big-flavour experience with a collection of five microbreweries. 

Did someone mention craft beer tours? That's right, the best part is you can tour them all over a weekend and experience Kamloops' breweries in all their glory.

Here's your guide to discovering the local craft beer scene!

Breweries in Kamloops

Red Collar Brewing Co.

Address: 355 Lansdowne St.
Instagram: @redcollarbrewing
Dog-Friendly: Patio Weather Permitting & Fireplace Room

Red Collar Brewing serves up cold beers for hops enthusiasts and fun mixed drinks for fans of harder spirits through their sister company, Gin Lane Co. The name "Red Collar" pays tribute to their beloved late labrador, Goosey, and his signature red collar, and in Goosey's honour, 4-legged friends are always welcome at Red Collar. Whether you're in the mood for their Dubbel Belgium Ale or something that celebrates local flavours like their Kamloops Common Lager, Red Collar's rotating taps are always ready to serve. Red Collar has a few snacks on the menu but always supports the local food scene and has a fun BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) policy, letting you bring your favourite local takeout to enjoy with your brews.

Noble Pig Brewhouse

Address: 650 Victoria Street
Instagram: @thenoblepigbrew
Dog-Friendly: Patio Weather Permitting

The Noble Pig Brewhouse isn't just a place to grab a drink; it's where craft beer and mouthwatering cuisine collide in the most delightful way. The Noble Pig offers a journey with each drink—from tried-and-true classics like their Big Bad Wolf Indian Pale Ale to their innovative Rotating Radler Series; currently on tap is their You’re a Peach, Peach Flavoured Radler. But the fun doesn't stop with your last sip. The Noble Pig's kitchen is whipping up dishes that taste great and have perfect beer-pairing potential, making it a foodie's dream spot. Whether you're there to stick with the brews you know or venture into their latest seasonal suds, one thing's certain: visiting Noble Pig is a must on any Kamloops beer tour.

Alchemy Brewing

Address: 650 Victoria Street
Instagram: @alchemybrewingcompany
Dog-Friendly: No

With their knack for blending unique flavours, Alchemy Brewing is whipping up some of the most unforgettable beers you'll ever try. But Alchemy's expertise isn't just limited to drinks. Their food? 100% from scratch and guaranteed to impress. Think mouthwatering Disco Fries or Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza with a crisp pint of their Bad Hombre Mexican Lager. It's a combination of passion, creativity, and just plain good vibes that makes every visit memorable. Experience a pinch of culinary and brewing magic and add Alchemy Brewing to your spring beer tour list.

Iron Road Brewing

Address: 980 Camosun Crescent
Instagram: @ironroadbrewing
Dog-Friendly: No

Tucked away just off the Thompson Rivers University campus, Iron Road Brewing isn't just any old brewery—it's where two rock-loving geologists turned their passion for local dirt into a love for the golden brews we hold in our glasses. Walking in, you're immediately met with the perfect blend of casual, modern coolness and cozy hometown pub. The Iron Road Brewery is more than just a spot for a pint; it's a place to kick back, let loose, and catch up with friends and family over a cup of their Locomotive Lager or Loops Line IPA. The Mexican street food menu is a testament to their commitment to flavour, and if you leave without trying the Oreo churros, you're doing it wrong. Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, they're the sweet ending (or beginning) every beer lover deserves.

Bright Eye Brewing

Address: 292 Tranquille Road
Instagram: @brighteyebrewing
Dog-Friendly: Patio Weather Permitting

Located on The North Shore, Bright Eye Brewing is where traditional brewing methods meet modern innovation. They're not just pouring beers; they're pouring heart, soul, and a sprinkle of creativity into every glass. I'll Be Bock, a Helles Bock Lager? Yep, that's a thing, and it's delicious! But Bright Eye doesn't stop at drinks. They're serving up delicious dishes from morning to night. Their weekend brunch menu is a must-try, and the Bright Eye Burger is the stuff of legends. Their brewery is the place where every visit will feel like an exploration, every sip, a new adventure, and every bite a delightful surprise.

Kamloops Cideries & Distilleries

For those who want to add to their craft beer tour, the city is also home to several local cideries and distilleries.

At Woodward Cider Co., the journey from engineering to cider-making has given Kamloops its very first craft cidery where BC apples shine. Just 20 km from town, this family-operated cidery (and winery) offers the perfect blend of ambiance and taste. Meanwhile, the determination of Kate Garthwaite at Left Field Cider Co. to perfect cider-making has resulted in an artisanal blend of English, French, and BC apples that is simply unparalleled.

At Red Bridge Distilling traditional craftsmanship meets innovation, with a range spanning from aromatic gins to smooth-as-silk vodkas. Over at Gin Lane Distilling Co., located within the Red Collar Brewing, gin enthusiasts can savour uniquely crafted cocktails. Finally, the spirit of Canada is bottled up at Route 1 Distillery, where their triple-distilled offerings are a tribute to the iconic highway they're named after.

Kamloops is a hidden gem for anyone who loves a good drink. From the cool craft breweries, each with their own twist, to the cider spots using BC's freshest apples, to the distilleries making strong stuff that's super tasty – it's all here! If you're looking to taste some great local brews, ciders, or spirits and want to have fun doing it, Kamloops should be at the top of your list. Cheers to that!

Now if wine is more your thing, check out the Kamloops Wine Trail to learn more about our award-winning wineries and available guided tours.


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