Sound Inn and Brewery in Squamish, British Columbia
The Howe Sound Inn
and Brewing Company is a character northwest inn located in the town center of
Squamish, British Columbia, a scenic 45 minute drive north of Vancouver, and only 35 minutes
south of the resort of Whistler.
The Inn offers a warm, casual atmosphere, where you can enjoy affordable
accommodation, a great meal and a pint of real ale brewed on the premises.
Throughout the hotel, you will enjoy artwork, photography and information on the
region's heritage, natural history and recreational opportunities. The inn is
located at 37801 Cleveland Avenue in the Squamish Town Centre at the very end of
Howe Sound offers gorgeous views of the Stawamus Chief, Western Canada's
premiere rock climbing venue. The inn is a minute's walk from downtown shops, the
local marina and the Squamish Estuary. The estuary offers excellent walking and
running trails, and is a site for great birding opportunities all year long.
History of Brewing in Howe Sound
Over a century ago breweries dotted British Columbia’s landscape. Hop farming
flourished and the Squamish Valley Hop Ranch supplied hops to the British
Empire. With the advent of Prohibition, the number of breweries and hop farms
dwindled. By the 1970s only a few large breweries remained.
In 1980, BC’s John Mitchell and Frank Appleton pioneered North America’s first
modern craft brewery at Horseshoe Bay on BC’s spectacular Howe Sound. This began
what has become known as the “craft brewing renaissance”.
In 1996, John Mitchell helped design the Howe Sound Brewery and worked as Howe
Sound's first brewer developing our initial recipes. Known as the “grandfather
of micro-brewing in Canada”, we are proud of his ongoing relationship with our
brewery. Today, the brewery continues to brew in the craft style using
unfiltered 100% barley mash. We pride ourselves in brewing a diverse selection
of flavorful, well-balanced ales.
Howe Sound Brewing Beers
Garibaldi Honey Pale Ale
A refreshing, lightly hopped golden ale brewed with all-natural Lillooet honey
and made with barley, honey, hops, water and yeast. It is brewed in recognition
of the Sea to Sky regions highest peak, Mount Garibaldi (8,776 ft, 2,675 m)
which was named for Italian hero Guiseppe Garibaldi, the man of two worlds.
A hoppy golden ale with recession-fighting properties and brewed with 100%
barley, hops, water and yeast. It is a bitter ale for bitter times.
Whitecap Wheat Ale
A refreshing Belgian-style wheat beer with hints of coriander and orange made
with 50% wheat, 50% barley, hops, water, yeast, coriander and dried orange peel.
It is named in recognition of "The Spit" - Squamish's world-class windsurfing
and kiteboarding venue at the head of Howe Sound.
Timberline Pale Ale
A smooth, slightly hoppy pale ale with a light fruity nose and made with 100%
barley, hops, water & yeast. Delicious! It is named in recognition of Squamish
BC's rich forestry heritage and the expanses of fir, hemlock, cedar, and balsam
that dominate the regions beautiful landscape.
Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout
A traditional oatmeal stout with an intense roast barley flavors and mildly
hopped using Willamette and Nugget hops. The robust flavour is balanced with a
smooth creamy finish. It is named for the razor's edge ridge that comes off the
south flank of Mount Garibaldi's Atwell Peak.
Three Beavers Imperial Red Ale
A strong, malty red ale with an aromatic Cascade hop nose, red ales are becoming
increasingly popular in the brewing community, as they can show off the complex
malt profile of beer. It is brewed with a selection of roast barley, hops, yeast
and fresh Canadian water.
Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company
37801 Cleveland Ave.