Local Pit Stops (Yukon Watering Holes)


A good beer always makes sitting around the fire with your friends, playing a card game at a picnic table or even the reward for at the peak of a long hike that much better! While in the Yukon, it is a must to try out our local breweries. Our two main breweries are Yukon Brewing and Winterlong Brewing.  

YUKON BREWING

Just like all great ideas – Yukon Brewing was born while two long time Yukoners were sitting around the campfire on a canoe trip. It is now is established throughout the Yukon and workings its way through Alberta, British Columbia, and Northwest Territories. Some of their seasonal specials include: 

  • Rye IPA 6.4% - The nose has intense notes of Pineapples, Stone Fruit and pine. Fresh, spicy, fruity, and pine hop flavours hit the palate first, backed up by a smooth lightly spicy rye malt body.  
  • Plaid Anorak, Spiced Winter Ale 5% 
  • Spring Saison 5.7% - A complex blend of flavours from malt and yeast; with citrus fruit and black pepper added to the kettle. Full bodies yet crisp, plus a notable citrus zest and snappy hop biter- the perfect spring quencher! 
  • Queen of Spades, Maibock 6.3% 
  • Imperial Pilsner 6.9% - Subtle honey aroma, with notes of earthy floral hops. Malty sweetness melds with floral and mellow lemon hop flavours. Finishes almost dry with a pleasant herbal hop character. 
  • Mimosa Kolsch 5.5% - Made with mandarin and blood oranges – it’s light, effervescent and full of flavor! This kolsch is great at any time of day! 
  • Lemon Lavender Radler 3% - The opening explodes in effervescence, tart, and tangy and encompassing the palate. The aroma is bright and fragrant, with the lavender broadening the tangy lemon, creating floral citrus sensations. 

 

WINTERLONG BREWING

A dream business for two beer lovers. After brewing in their home for 10 years, they took the risk and started Winterlong Brewing in 2014. It started as a small tasting room and has quickly expanded into a favourite spot for an afternoon beer and snacks. Some of our favourite from Winterlong are: 

  • Pingo Pale Ale, 5% 
  • Weekend Warrier IPA, 6.5% 
  • Sweater Weather Oatmeal Stout, 5.5% 
  • Mountain Hero Saison, 6% 

And their seasonals include: 

  • Spruce Tip Seasonal Pale Ale, 5% 
  • Log Splitter Smoked Porter, 6% 
  • Guilt Trip Barleywine, 9% 
  • Erebus Russian Imperial Stout, 8% 
Watering Holes
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