With Newfoundland’s craft beer scene coming alive, a brewery themed trip around the island is becoming easier and easier. Between the tap rooms, restaurants, tours, and hot spots, you can now taste a range of delicious Newfoundland craft beer while discovering this beautiful province.
A great spot for dinner, the Yellow Belly Brewery offers delicious pub fare in a heritage premises built in 1725, making it one of the oldest buildings in North America. If you’re not hungry, head downstairs to the Underbelly, a great snug bar where you can try a sampling flight of the house-brewed ales, or one of their fine selection of whiskeys.
Try Storm Brewing’s delicious Irish Red Ale or their Gold Ale, available in bottles in a selection of liquor stores in St John’s as well as on tap at the Ship Pub, and Duke of Duckworth pubs in downtown St John’s.
Newfoundland’s most famous brewery, home to the popular Iceberg Beer, made with water harvested from the province’s seasonal ‘bergs. Located in the picturesque bay of Quidi Vidi this is a must-see for any trip to Newfoundland, beer-lover or not. In addition to their tap room, Quidi Vidi is also widely available across the island in bottles.
The wonderful Port Rexton Brewing tap room is located in our home town of Port Rexton, a mere one-kilometer walk from the Skerwink hostel. This lively spot is perfect for a refreshing drink of the T-Rex Porter after a walk on the Skerwink Trail, or better yet why not round off a day on the Horse Chops with their delicious Horse Chops IPA? If you’re not coming out to the Bonavista Peninsula fear not (though we think you’re mad), the delicious Port Rexton Brewing products are also available in downtown St John’s on tap at The Adelaide Oyster House and White Hills Ski Resort in Clarenville.
A newcomer to the craft beer scene, the Scud Runner Brewing Co. is set to open in the summer of 2017. Located in Gander this spot will complete the link between East and West joining the brewery network across the island! Can’t wait to see what they create!
While passing through the province why not pop into the Auk Island Winery for a selection of wines made with all locally harvested Newfoundland berries! Open daily throughout the summer for wine tours as well as a delicious dinner at their restaurant. Auk Island products are also widely available throughout the province, so no need to miss out if you’re not heading to Twilingate.
Located on the West Coast these guys don’t have a tap-room, but you can enjoy their Wild Cove Cream Ale or Killdevil Pale Ale close by after a day on the slopes at Marble Mountain or at Sorrento Restaurant in downtown Corner Brook. Also available on draft at White Hills Ski Resort and the Adelaide Oyster House if you’re not lucky enough to make it West while in NL.