Last weekend, my husband and I decided to take a day out and enjoy our own backyard in Squamish, BC. We took in the Farmer’s Market as well as a tour of Howe Sound Brewing’s brew facilities, later enjoying supper with the Stanley Cup final game on the huge screen. The interior of the pub faces out towards the Stawamus Chief.
The often crowded brew pub has an outdoor patio for further enjoyment of the surrounding scenery. On this visit, we also discovered a child-friendly downstairs patio filled with flowers. One of the guys on our tour was visiting Squamish with his wife and young boy; they’d been enjoying dinner with a group of friends down there while we were watching the game.
The brew pub also has live music on Saturday evenings (starting at 9:30; no cover) as well as special events throughout the year.
We started with Pankoed Prawns and spicy mayo ($11), and a Howe Sound Salad ($9; half-size $5).
The prawns were lightly seasoned and not too greasy, while the salad was filled with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, yellow beets, fresh greens, tomato and carrots. A sherry vinaigrette added flavour.
My husband ordered one of the featured dishes, Ribeye with wild mushroom roasted potato, green beans, demi glaze ($24). It was a filling portion, the steak lightly charred, with a tasty glaze alongside potato wedges and green beans.
Chicken and vegetable pot pie ($13) came with a side order of fries. Overall, we found that none of the dishes were over salted. This is something we normally notice when eating pub food. Howe Sound keeps salt and pepper at the table the way we like it. It’s always easier to add than have too much salt!
The pot pie contained chunks of chicken with potato, carrots, and peas in a light and flaky crust. We’ve often had the burgers here and have never been disappointed. It’s also fun to pick from the vast variety of beers on tap, or choose a round of samplers.
Howe Sound Brewing also has a restaurant on the other side of the lobby, called firebread @ howe sound brewing co. The menu is similar to the brew pub’s, but the atmosphere is more family-friendly.
Howe Sound Brew Pub is located at 37801 Cleveland Avenue in Squamish, BC.
Our dinner was compliments of Howe Sound Brew Pub. We paid for our beers and gratuity.