Salt Spring Island Ales

Salt Spring Island

Colonizing a rustic, cedar-built shack in the woods, this microbrewery's standing-room-only tasting room offers a roster of all-organic brews, from Scottish-style Heather Ale to the oddly appetizing Earl Grey IPA. There are always intriguing seasonal beers to try as well; takeout available.

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