Cumberland Brewing

First stop in Cumberland was for some beers and food at Cumberland Brewing Co. They’re located across the street from Riders Pizza and Biblio Taco is only a few steps away.

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We dropped in on a Sunday (around 12:30pm) and it was busy. We snagged a table inside but most were outside on the patio. Service is friendly and sweet but the waitresses didn’t seem to be knowledgeable on the beers.

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There’s 5 staple beers to choose from along with a couple (four) rotating/one-off flavours, wine and cider (Ravens Moon Craft Cider and Salt Spring Wild Cider) options.

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They have a very limited food menu (roughly half a dozen items).

Flight ($8.47 for 5)
DSC02782We opted for the kolsch, kveik ISA hummlesnurr, dunkelweizen, the dancing linebacker oatmeal stout and barley wine.

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Our favourite of the bunch was the barley wine; you really get the wine flavour without the barley funk.

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The kolsch was unmemorable.

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The kveik ISA was a light hazy but with very subtle fruit notes.

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Dunkelweizen (dark German wheat beer) and the oatmeal stout were both decent.

Kombucha ($2.38)
DSC02789Forgot to ask where they get their kombucha from but it was a sencha green tea. Light but lacking in carbonation.

Muffalata ($8.52 for for half order)
DSC02794Focaccia loaf sandwich with salami, smoked ham, provolone, olive tapenade and peperoncini peppers. Half order was a good portion. We don’t order many Italian subs so this hit the spot for us. The peperoncini pepper was sweet with a mild kick to it. Would get this again.

Chorizo black bean and corn soup ($7.85)
DSC02793This came with a slice of focaccia bread which tasted better dipped in the soup.

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Chorizo bits were tasty and the soup was a perfect companion on a cold, wet rainy day. Portion size is a touch on the small side.

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CB’s beers were what we expected but the food was a pleasant surprise.

Cumberland Brewing
https://cumberlandbrewing.com/
2732 Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland, BC
(250) 400-2739