The El Valle Salado Salted Lime Lager from North Vancouver brewery La Cervecería Astilleros tastes like gold (a gold winner to be exact!)
The El Valle Salado Salted Lime Lager, which translates to “Shipyards Brewery” in Spanish, was announced as the gold winner in the herb and spice beer category at the 2023 Canadian Brewing Awards, announced at the end of June.
By Marisa Chandler
La Cervecería Astilleros
Nestled among the local breweries in the North Shore’s brewery row (officially known as the Shipyards Brewery District) La Cervecería Astilleros opened for business at the end of 2020 and quickly earned a reputation as a local hot spot dishing up classic Mexican fare like tacos and burritos (or just nachos for table if you need a light snack) alongside their creative craft beers.
This isn’t Cervecería Astilleros’ first time in the running for an award, last year they nabbed second place at the BC Beer Awards for their Agua de Jamaica Hibiscus Rose Sour in the specialty fruit beer category.
Check them out on Instagram at @lacerveceriaastilleros
Salted Lime Lager
A classic Mexican Cerveza brewed with imported Spanish salt and conditioned on fresh Mexican limes that is perfection on a sunny day. The recipe was first developed by Dave Van Allen, who has since become the producer’s head brewer.
Decorated in the same style as their taproom in blue and white, like the imported tiles lining the walls inside Cervecería Astilleros, the cans are un mistakable. Although it’s always more fun to visit the brewery in person to get the full experience, the distinctive cans make them easy to spot in select BC Liquor stores that have started carrying the award-winner.
How to get there
The Shipyards is five minute (or less) walk from the SeaBus terminal at Lonsdale Quay, and you can find Cervecería Astilleros at the Shipyards Brewery Row (about a 10 -15 minute walk from the Shipyards main stage.)
There are many ways to get here by transit. Visit TransLink’s Trip Planner to find your way.