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“If you want a different experience Go”

Townsite Brewing Inc
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Townsite Brewing Inc is a microbrewery located in the historic Townsite district of Powell River, at the top of BC's beautiful Sunshine Coast. Swing in to see what our Belgian Brewing Engineer is up to - and try some outstanding beers that are sure to impress!
Powell River, Canada
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“If you want a different experience Go”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This brewery in the heart of Powell River's Historic Town site is worth visiting. It is a nice change from the usual tourist "things to do". The building is unique, tours are interesting and the staff are friendly.

Visited May 2013
Thank nightdog46
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powell River
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fun place to visit”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

visit the old town site, taste the new beer and arrange a tour of the brewery. For $5 you can taste 5 different beers, get a little history of the area.

Visited July 2013
Thank Elaine T
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Galiano Island, Canada
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410 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“great beer”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I am not a beer drinker, but this brewery makes such good stuff, a glass is always pleasant. I have not yet toured the facility, but I hear it's a nice way to spend a couple of ours and very educational. The local liquor vendors and most local restaurants serve the product. Do yourself a favour and try a glass.

Visited May 2013
Thank ZLI
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Powell River, Canada
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105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Pow Town suds”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

All of Powell River is in love with Townsite Brewing. Townsite is a National Historic Site and the beer operation occupies the old Post Office from about a century ago. Not only is it exciting to have a new local industry brewing up excitement in the neighborhood but the beers are very popular. when I dropped in for a tasting, a constant flow of local customers punctuated my experience.
Townsite Brewing Inc.--TBI, for short--presently has a canon of four ales (no lagers), plus seasonal beers in small amounts.

Zunga, a golden-blonde ale, is quite dry and a little hoppy. I liked it.

Tin Hat is a lot hoppier, bitter and pungent. I'm a wine-lover, not a beer drinker, but to my surprise, I liked this one, too.

Pow Town, as befits its name, delivers a malty punch and reminds you that you didn't have enough coffee this morning. Wow! I liked this one a lot.

Finally, Suncoast is a session beer offered as draught beer only. Very smoth.

All these beers have a five-point-something per cent alcohol content and come in bottles big enough for two. You can also buy growlers full, big bottles you can return to refill.

I finished off the flight with a seasonal beer with 8.5 per cent alcohol and wouldn't you know it? That one was so good it was almost wine.

Be sure to stop in at TBI for a tour of the brewery on Saturday afternoons and a tasting. You might be lucky and walk away with a beer that seems uniquely made for you. Good stuff!

Visited February 2013
Thank Eva v
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Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Simply excellent beer!”
Reviewed 20 December 2012 via mobile

I waited eagerly for Townsite Brewing to open, who wouldn't want a craft brewery in their home town. I was concerned that the beer wouldn't live up to my excitement. I was wrong the beer is nothing short of fantastic. And now it is an award winner for best porter and best seasonal. The staff are very friendly, they offer brewery tours as well as samples. If you like beer this a must visit if you are in the Powell River area.

Thank Lundvike
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