Land & Sea Brewing Company, located at 2040 Guthrie Road in Comox, has won a prestigious award from the BC Ale Trail. Photo via FACEBOOK

Comox brewery wins BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience Award

Land & Sea Brewing Co. honoured

Land & Sea Brewing Co. has just won the BC Ale Trail’s second annual Best Brewery Experience Award.

The brewery, located in Comox, on the Vancouver Island Part II Ale Trail, opened just under a year ago, in December 2018.

“We are honoured to have the BC Ale Trail community acknowledge Land & Sea with this award,” said Jason and Hanna Walker, co-owners of Land & Sea Brewing Co. “We are still in our first year of operation and this acknowledgement is a testament to the hard work our entire team puts in every day.”

Named after the Comox Valley’s surrounding landscape, the brewery’s interior incorporates elements of the outdoors. With live plants, a bright and open tasting room, and a forest-green accent wall, the brewery brings the outside in. The brewery also serves as an art gallery, where local art is displayed throughout.

Head Brewer, Tessa Gabiniewicz, works to incorporate flavours from the region into her beer. A passionate forager, Gabiniewicz uses ingredients like sumac, fenugreek, kelp, grape skins, and elderflower in her brews. She even incorporated 50kg of Carmine Jewel cherries, that were dropped off by a local resident, into a kettle sour.

With unique samplings like the Blacktail Kölsch, a German-style rustic country lager and a hazy pale ale made with Norwegian kveik yeast, there is a lot to choose from at Land & Sea Brewing. The brewery also offers small snacks such as wings and corn street nachos, as well as sandwiches and bowls. The locally sourced menu includes gluten friendly, vegetarian and dairy-free options.

Land & Sea’s beer is currently available on tap in a few restaurants in Comox and Courtenay, but their long-term plan is to stay small and community-focused, meaning their beer can only be enjoyed by visiting the brewery.

“This award is one of many exciting developments that are putting the Comox Valley on the BC craft beer map,” says Town of Comox Mayor and Member of the Comox Valley Economic Development & Tourism Board, Russ Arnott. “The Town alone has seen two craft breweries come on stream in just the last year, coupled with a new Taphouse, providing a growing depth of experiences to attract craft beer enthusiasts to visit and celebrate the range of beverage producers in the area.”

With a patio area planned for summer 2020, which will add 60 more seats to the already 72-seat space, Land & Sea Brewing is definitely a brewery to be experienced yourself. If you’re in the area in December, keep an eye out for their one-year anniversary party!

For more information, visit the BC Ale Trail’s latest blog post at www.bcaletrail.ca/blog

Just Posted

Comox Valley’s school district surplus to support boundary review costs

Board of education passes spending plan but only in principle to give it flexibility

Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns says Scheer’s resignation not surprising

Pressure is on NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, as the lone major party leader remaining in the opposition

Mount Washington receives more than 30cm of snow

Last week, the resort announced they were pushing back opening day due to lack of snow.

Comox Valley Connector making streets safer during holiday season

The Comox Valley Connector is back for the festive season. Ambassador Transportation… Continue reading

Nutcracker coming to Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre

What signs let you know that the holiday season has truly started?… Continue reading

‘Not a decision I came to lightly:’ Scheer to resign as Conservative leader

Decision comes after weeks of Conservative infighting following the October election

B.C. SPCA seizes dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage

Shepherd-breed dogs were living in ‘deplorable conditions.’

B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe ‘explosion’

He was a flight instructor, charter pilot and owned an airstrip before leaving Alberta

BC Hydro offers tips as collisions with power poles increase

Region with the largest spike in collisions was the Lower Mainland at 16 per cent

Canadian airline passengers to be eligible for $1,000 in compensation for delayed flights

Passengers can also receive compensation for overbooking, lost luggage and other inconveniences

RCMP must bury three sex mannequins found in Manning Park

Police tasked with ensuring the mannequins were completely disposed of

B.C. seniors need better vaccine protection, advocate says

Home support down, day programs up in annual rating

RCMP rescue wounded raven on Vancouver Island highway

Bird expected to make full recovery

Most Read