Smugglers Trail was founded in 2017.  We were in only 2 stores: Promontory Liquor Store and Clover Crossing Liquor store.  Both of these stores still carry our products! We have met so many of you at craft beer festivals since then and now appear in over 100 stores.  However, I digress…

We would just like to take some time to reflect on how far we have come since our 2 accounts of 2017.  With the opening of our brewery and tasting room literally weeks away, it is time to introduce you to some of the companies that have busting their humps to get us open.  We are very excited to unveil our facility and it is soooo close.  Patience, and uncertainty, are our constant companions these days but others have been dragged along the trail.

We would like to acknowledge the hard work and endless hours put forth by our construction contractors: Wesmont Homes and their partners: Performance Electric, Danby Schreder, Surrey Upholstery, Allied Masonry, Glassworld Installations, Foremost Heating, Hummelman Plumbing, CM Drywall, and Stone Express Enterprises.

In the brewery, our bullet-proof floors were expertly coated by Eurocrete.  All-Pro handled our boiler and steam system while Fraser Valley Refrigeration kept it cool and Foundation Controls got it running.  Nothing would have been connected right if it weren’t for Reputation Plumbing.

And…the beer.  Currently, we brew at The Settlement Building.  The staff there have been so unbelievably flexible.  The management of Settlement Brewing (formally Postmark)  have embraced us with open arms and allowed us to keep our beers rolling when others cut us off.

Our manufacturing facility is now licensed!  Beers will be brewed here very soon.

But, for now, gratitude and our empty pockets is all we can share with all of these folks. But soon, very soon … we shall share PINTS!

See you at the Trailhead in later this month!