Brass Neck // Passive Aggressive

hoppyhop20150922 (22 of 46)Brass Neck Brewery is a Staff Favourite on the map. From the chill atmosphere to the swag they have available for purchase – You can’t not love it there!

Brass Neck is located on Main street in between 5th and 6th avenue. Upon walking through the entrance, you see a wall of rad designed Growlers. They have them in every size and shape you could want. hoppyhop20150922 (25 of 46)

The front of house is where you can fill up Growlers and buy their branded tshirts and hats, while the back part of the building has a tasting room. This room is similar with other Breweries; shared tables with limited seating. Un like any other Brewery on this Map, you can’t actually see where they brew beer from the tables. Instead there are small “peep holes” around the room that if you’re as curious as me, you’ll look through only to find staff hard at work brewing delicious beers.

Sitting down, wondering what I should drink, I had an amazing Beer Sommelier introduce me to 8 beers I haven’t had the pleasure of trying.  She paired them accordingly to how I would drink them. The beers went from a light flavour, sweet under tonhoppyhop20150922 (24 of 46)es, to a dark “meal in a cup” beer. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the pairing.

If you are hungry while being there, you can choose from a variety of “beer snacks”. If you are looking for more of a meal, hoppyhop20150922 (21 of 46)usually a food truck is on the premises (located out front of Brass Neck).

I chatted with the local patrons, enjoyed my flights of beer and nibbled on a pretzel!

Have an hour (or five) to chill out? Get to Brass Neck, they treat you right!

We have our first winner!!!

SO EXCITING!

As we are gearing up to give our first winner her prize, we at Hoppy Hop wanted to show you all the free swag we have gathered up for prizes!

Want free stuff? Grab a Hoppy Hop Map today!

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Red Truck Beer Company has the best Breakfast //

“I may be buzzed, but honestly – Best Breakfast I have had in a while!”

I’ll get into that more in a sehoppyhop20150922 (15 of 46)cond, but first lets talk about the f*#^ing amazing location Red Truck has built for you to enjoy a beer, eat some food, take a brewery tour, and/or picking up a case or two in their Red Truck branded store.

When you walk through the gates of Red Trucks facility, you kind of feel like you’re in Beer Heaven. Vintage Trucks lining your way to the front door; you  enter into the Shop. This is where you can buy tshirts, hats, growlers, and YES even 6 packs of beer.

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The over all aesthetic of Red Truck Beer Company, is like a Car Garage. It’s a big and bright open space, with the room chromed out. Sitting down with my flight of beers (Northwest Ale, Pilsner, Triple Belgian, and my favourite ISA), I watched my fellow patrons start to fill up the tasting room, each also enjoying flights of beers.

 

I was lucky enough to come by on a Monday, as they have Monster Truck Mondays – Pints are upgraded to 22 ounces instead of the standard 16 ounce FOR THE SAME PRICE. Yes, you read that right!

hoppyhop20150922 (20 of 46)I soon got hungry, and had my eye on the Hobo Vegetarian all day breakfast, like an egg scramble… And BOY was it a good choice! The breakfast comes with enough Avocado on there to cure your hungry soul, and thick cut toast to top it off. The full sized kitchen has everything to offer from All day breakfast to Tacos, Schnitzel, and burgers (veggie burger is also staff favourite).

hoppyhop20150922 (18 of 46)Whether you’re coming here for a beer or if you’re staying for food (I highly suggest you do), you will be excited you stop by! The atmosphere matches the staff: exciting, cool, and very good looking!

 

Steel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall

hoppyhop20150922 (2 of 46)Steel Toad Brew Pub and Dining Hall is your first stop on the Hoppy Hop Tour! Depending on the time of day, you can expect anything from a chill pub atmosphere to a busy dining hall.

When I first hopped through the door, my first impression was, “Woah! This place is huge!” With both upstairs and downstairs seating, and a patio looking into the Brewery, this place can certainly fit a lot of people. This Brewery is unlike most, that the “tasting room” is bigger then the Brewery itself!hoppyhop20150922 (3 of 46)

I was greeted by a super great Hostess. She directed me to the bar, to where I would be spending most of my time. I sat for only a few moments, until the Bartender came over. I knew I wanted to try their beer, as I have never enjoyed a Steel Toad Brewed beer before.

hoppyhop20150922 (10 of 46)She suggested I try a flight, which I quickly agreed to! I tried the Raspberry Sour, the Oatmeal Stout, the Lager, and the West Coast IPA. The Raspberry was my personal favourite, with just enough sweet to attract my taste buds.

I was curious about the Oktoberfest Lager, as I heard it came in a special glasshoppyhop20150922 (12 of 46). The Bartender let me know that now right on through to the end of October, the Oktoberfest Lager comes in a 1 litre stein glass (2 pints of beer). This weekend, Steel Toad will be releasing a special menu
directed around Oktoberfest, but that menu is top secret, so you just have to go and see for yourself!

www.Steeltoad.ca

 

Next up on the Blog, Red Truck Brewery!

 

Until next time,

Buzz Bunny