The buzz around Mount Pleasant is all about the newest craft brewery, 33 Acres. I first tried out their beers at the Great Canadian Beerfest in Victoria at the beginning of September. The boys at the taps were super friendly, and very knowledgeable about their product. What really got me sucked in was their pride in being a local West Coast brewery.
Back in Vancouver, I went down to their space on West 8th, between Main and Cambie. Typical beer tasting rooms tend to be like really well done man caves, complete with bearded brewmasters in overalls. But Mount Pleasant’s 33 Acres Brewing is a little bit different. It’s like walking into a Scandinavian cafe crossed with an art gallery. If you’ve got an eye for minimalist design, you’re going to love this place. Pretty much as far as the eye can see, it’s white. It’s pristine. It’s classy and you should check it out.
They have two beers on tap. Both are inspired by the beautiful place where we are lucky enough to live. 33 Acres of Ocean is inspired by an IPA and made with Cascadian hops. It has a stronger hop flavour, but a lower alcohol content. 33 Acres of Life is almost red in colour and has a lot more carbonation.
They’re open for tastings and growler fills all week, though the hours vary. It’s worth going to check out for the design aspects alone, it’s a very cool space.
Written by: Courtney Christensen