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This post covers a few afternoon excursions to a trusted Bakery and a new to us Brewery. First the Baking, because if we started with the beer, we may have never made it to the Bakery.

Purebread Bakery, Whistler, B.C

If you run into someone who claims to be from Whistler, B.C and they are unaware of Purebread, they are an Imposter!  Purebread is royalty in Whistler, a celebrity of sorts. The delicious breads and treats that they make daily are Amazing. The photos speak for themselves, but if you are in Whistler, you must stop. (They have a Vancouver location as well)

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The daily temptations

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Across the street from Purebread is the Whistler Brewing Company. The beauty in this neighbourly arrangement is something called Dysfunctional Ale Bread. Whistler Brewing makes the beer and gives the spend grains to Purebread, who then make bread with it. The end result is delicious bread with a kick of beer!

We could have just walked across the street for beer, but wanted to experience somewhere new! So the next stop for beer is:

Central City Brewing, Surrey, B.C:

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Central City’s brand new 32 Million Dollar facility.

 

Welcome to the land of beer!

Welcome to the land of beer!

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The good, the bad and the ugly.

The good, the bad and the ugly.

The gang

The gang

After a few tastes, we headed off into the land of Stainless Steel for a tour of the Brewery. Central City likes to call itself a small craft brewery, but it looks very automated and big to us.

So much beer.

So much beer.

We later discovered these are empty, but one day they will be full

We later discovered these cans were empty, but one day they will be full.

Porter Beer aging in old Jack Daniels Barrels

Porter Beer aging in old Jack Daniels Barrels

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Massive facility

These are all full of beer. Beer stays in these tanks for 6 weeks or longer, depending on the variety.

These are all full of beer. Beer stays in these tanks for 6 weeks or longer, depending on the variety.

Nothing to see here folks

Nothing to see here folks

Yes its sad, some spillage occurred, but it is only yeast. Not technically beer - yet.

Yes its sad, some spillage occurred, but it is only yeast. Not technically beer – yet.

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Aparently they used to have a dance floor and a DJ amongst the brewing equipment. I guess the sign remains as a reminder of better times.

Aparently they used to have a dance floor and a DJ amongst the brewing equipment. I guess the sign remains as a reminder of better times.

All in, it was a good tour, and the best part of course, was the beer. Keep your eyes open for a Pink Peppercorn Saison Beer that will hit the shelves soon- very interesting flavour.

We wrapped all of that up with a trip to Aya’s Kitchen.

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Aya is an amazing Chef, and I am always available to eat it!

Until next time…..

 

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.  -J.R.R. Tolkien