Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers has been one of the breweries we’ve wanted to try since we found out they make a couple of sour beers. Not too many places do both beers and spirits. They’re next door to the Hive North Shore and Hive Yoga.
We dropped in on a Sunday afternoon (around 1:00pm). There’s plenty of room inside along with a nice patio area outside. Cool that they have live music on Friday and Saturday (7:00pm to 10:00pm). Go up to the counter to order and pay.
There were 10 beers on tap along with some cocktail and caesar options.
Beers to go are $14.00 (4 pack of 473ml). For spirits, they had vodka ($34.00), gin ($36.00) and Canadian rye whiskey ($75.00).
Sadly didn’t see they had any Deep Cove jalapeno vodka left.
For food, there’s appies, boards, pasta, hand-helds and flatbreads. Their weekly features sound great and are different everyday (wouldn’t mind trying Aussie pie Saturdays).
Flight ($10.00 for 5)
This was their Sunday special. We went with the IPA grapefruit radler, berry sour, Secret Beach pineapple mango sour, luminescent chocolate coconut porter and POG (passionfruit orange guava) sour.
The IPA grapefruit radler basically tasted like grapefruit juice with a touch of a hazy, bitter end note. Our favourite was the berry sour (blueberry and blackberry puree); decently jammy.
The chocolate coconut porter surprised us in a good way. Rich and notes of toasty coconut came through. The POG was refreshing but a little too subtle in flavour for our tastebuds. Same with the pineapple mango sour; didn’t get much, if any, mango notes.
I’d drop by DCBD again to try out their daily food specials.
Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers
#170, 2270 Dollarton Highway
North Vancouver, BC