By Anna Black
Hop-centric IPAs, crisp pilsners, traditional lagers, golden pale ales, brilliant porters, a rich coffee stout – there’s all this and more just waiting for you to enjoy at White Rock Brewing, White Rock and South Surrey’s popular tasting room.
Located at #13 – 3033 King George Blvd in South Surrey, White Rock Brewing is the perfect place to truly experience the art of small batch, chemical and preservative free, unpasteurized hand-crafted beer. You’ll find White Rock Ocean Lager and White Rock Mountain Ale always on tap and seasonal beers while supplies last. Not quite sure what you’re in the mood for? Free samples are available on a daily basis, and then you can buy a bottle or fill your growler with your pick.
Originally opened as a brewery in 1994, White Rock Brewing added a tasting room in the spring of 2014 after repeat requests from customers looking for “the freshest, most delicious beer possible, in a growler, whenever they want it,” according to the website. You can now take the growler bottle home with you or bring in your own clean used bottle.
One of the most environmentally friendly ways to purchase beer, a growler is said to get its unusual moniker from the sound the bottle makes when the C02 build up escapes the lid. It was the bottling method of choice before bottled beer became economical and common, especially after the widespread use of pasteurization in the mid 1800s. Prior to that, if a patron wanted to enjoy their beer outside of a saloon, it would be poured into a galvanized bucket with a closed lid for transport. As it was carried home, the beer would be sloshed around, releasing carbon monoxide.
Why not come listen for yourself?
White Rock Brewing is open Monday – Saturday from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM, Sunday from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and closed on all statutory holidays.
Need to grab a quick cold one on the go? A selection of White Rock Brewing beers is also available at Hawthorn Beer Market (5633 – 176th Street in Surrey) and Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co. (19221 – 122A Avenue in Pitt Meadows).