Weekend Roadtrip: Brewery Pick Me Up

Sometimes, the fall season and changing leaves, though beautiful, can leave you longing for the long, warm days of summer! So, we decided that a little pick-me-up was in order and we pulled together some action-packed ideas centered around a visit to one of Surrey’s fabulous brewpubs.  If you’re looking for a perfect day out to explore Surrey’s brewery options and immerse yourself in some of the indoor activities that Surrey has to offer, keep on reading!

Russell Brewing
13018 80 Avenue
One of the original 10 craft breweries in Metro Vancouver, Russell Brewing Company has been creating some of the region’s best craft brews since 1995. With small batches, loads of expertise, and barrels of care, every craft brew is made with 100% natural ingredients, no preservatives and un-pasteurized to ensure only the best makes it to customers. Located at their head office in Surrey’s Newton neighbourhood, the tasting room is open daily from 11 am to 8 pm, and 10 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to check them out and raise a glass to these craft beer pioneers!

Bad Axe Surrey
8132 130 Street
Are your axe-throwing skills a little rusty … or maybe non-existent? Head to Surrey’s Bad Axe Throwing and learn how to throw in a safe, welcoming environment. A Canadian classic, they are the largest urban axe-throwing club in the world, and even have an axe-throwing league and championship tournament for anyone looking to get a little more competitive. 

Central City Brewers
Brewery: 11411 Bridgeview Drive
Brew Pub: 13450 102 Ave
Grab some local brews made right here in Surrey! Enjoy a Red Racer Ale or sip on an original cocktail at the Central City Brew Pub. Located in North Surrey, Central City Brewers + Distillers is a BC craft brewery pioneer. Visit the brew pub, retail shop or learn about the process of craft brewing with a tour of the brewery. 

15345 BC-10
A block away from Big Ridge Brewing is E-Exit, Surrey’s own escape room! They are the largest escape room in Canada and are constantly expanding. With 4 different rooms to explore, the pressure is on to navigate the rooms, find clues and solve the puzzles all while trying to escape within the time limit!

Surrey is not the only place in the Lower Mainland with some amazing breweries, our neighbouring communities of Langley, Richmond, Delta (and many more) offer some pretty great beer destinations. Check out the BC Ale Trail website for an easy way to plan your brewery visits. A great resource, the Ale Trail website creates customized craft beer tours for any occasion. Enter your duration, the type of travel method, and regions you wish to focus on and start planning!