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BrewHouse at Whistler / High Mountain Brewing Company

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BrewHouse at Whistler / High Mountain Brewing CompanyBrewHouse at Whistler / High Mountain Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.11/5
Based on:
7 Beers
39 Ratings
Place Score: 85
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4355 Blackcomb Way, RR 4
Whistler, British Columbia, V0N 1B4
Canada
phone: (604) 905-2739

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Formerly High Mountain.
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by youradhere:
Photo of youradhere
4.68/5  rDev +29.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Went here for dinner with friends while enjoying a weekend at the mountain. Great ski lodge/brewhouse atmosphere, very modern and cozy, lots of seating in the bar with plenty of nooks and a two-way fireplace. Sit-down dining is great and not too crowded. Food was effing phenomenal, and I'm not just hyping it. I ordered the spit roasted chicken in rotisserie sauce, brocolini, and a mountain of garlic mashed potatoes- I would have given this a 10 out of 5 if I could! The service is speedy and eager to please, these people are truly here for you. I don't think I've had nicer wait staff ever before.

The beer is ok, I had the amber which was decent, maybe a c+ or b-. The beer was clear brown with ample head, lighter body and high carb with a residual sweetness that reminded me of under attenuated homebrew.
The bitter was better, but still nothing that would make me want to make a special trip out for. It's great that they brew on premise and have an alternative to store bought for the weekend.
Beware though, this place is expensive- 4 people, 1 appetizer, 4 mains, a pitcher and three pints- $185 Canadian, or almost $200 US.

More User Reviews:
Photo of R_Kole
4.58/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Stayed a few blocks down from this place recently... 5 rings IPA is the reason you go here... bar none.

Photo of Dr_Drew
1.2/5  rDev -66.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

We came to this restaurant with possibly inflated hopes after being recommended here by our hotel concierge. They must be getting a kickback. This place absolutely sucks. Our waitress ignored us most of the time, we had to flag her down to get more drinks. My girlfriend ordered the Mac n' Cheese which sounded great on the menu, and turned out to be worthy of your local Applebee's. I had the Coq au Vin--I understand I have high standards, we make this dish at home at least 3-4 times per year, but after 11 hours on a motorcycle to get here, I was called by the lure of red wine reduction gravy, tender chicken, and yummy mashed potatoes. What a mistake. There was more chicken skin than chicken, no red wine reduction to be found, and the whole thing tasted like it had been braised in tomato paste, not wine. The congealing chicken fat on the plate definitely demonstrated the quality of the dish.

We had 3 beers, two Ales and an IPA. Their ale is actually not bad, quite quaffable. The IPA was as mediocre as the food. They had a sum total of 5 constant beers and one 'seasonal'. What was the seasonal? Being summer, I was hopeful, a Kolsch, a Heffe (touristy but can be good), etc. Answer? A pilsner. The waitress proceeded to respond to my question about the seasonal by telling me it was a pilsner, then going into an explanation of how "it's like a lager"... I had to cut her off before I went insane. It is, however, the most attention we got from the waitress during our 90-minute visit, as she pretty much ignored us the rest of the time.

To her credit, she finally caught on that I was pissed and comped us two beers and gave us 25% off the food. The final bill was still $40. Absolutely the most disappointing part of our trip thus far.

Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

An average place overall, this is a trendy Whistler Village restaurant that as a differentiator makes its own beer. The beer was OK an nothing stood out, it is drinkable if you could not get out to better bottles, including at a store down the street open to 11 pm. Tons of patio space, or the loud music and young athletic types shouting out their latest exploits, mostly inside. Service is so-so, with Australian young people making up the bulk of this and every place in Whistler, not that there is anything wrong with that.

Photo of sholland119
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I had dinner here on a quick visit to Whistler for a business meeting. Took me a while to find it as the village is constructed as a loop within a loop. Or maybe the altitude and time change made me dumb.

Decent atmosphere. Reminiscent of a ski lodge. The bar has about 15 seats. There are also a few small tables in the bar area, and a large dining room. The coolest feature was an old school scoreboard which listed the beers on tap with yellow, red and green lights indicating tap status. Kind of fun.

The beer selection was pretty basic, with about 5 regular taps and one specialty (a wit on my visit). I had the IPA, which was totally decent. No better, no worse.

Food was pretty good. I had a nice burger and poutine-style fries. Both tasty. The bartender was pleasant and attentive.

After I left, I got lost again on the way back to the hotel. Must be me...

Photo of janedoe
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The only game in town ... as far as Whistler goes. And that part of BC for that matter. Whistler Village is packed with its share of Irish pubs, bars, and restaurants that boast the standards. But for any kind of diversity (or originality) you have to go to the Brewhouse. While its kind of a cookie-cutter brew pub, it does fit in quite well in its environment of apres ski and the like. Its located on the far end of the village where the pedestrian walkway (called the 'stroll') ends. Its quite large and lodge-like with huge vaulted ceilings, fireplace and various dining levels. The brew room is glassed in and displays its shiny copper. I went in the midst of their ski season (February) with table reservations ... thankfully! It was packed. They had seven brews on tap: four ales, two lagers and one specialty brew. I stuck with the Big Wolf Bitter, a flavourful, hoppy beer, with an underlying flavor of caramel. The food was par, mostly steaks, chops and pizza. Not a bad stop if you're in Whistler ... but go with reservations if your there in the season.

Photo of Marty
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Wandering around drizzly Whistler in Spring 2007, found this place a great spot to watch some hockey and drink some good beers. They offer six-beer tasting flights (highly recommended) that showcase the nice variety of beers they make here. Ours actually came with a seventh beer, a malty, caramelly porter... can't remember what it was called. The menu isn't huge, but it's varied enough. I particularly liked their BBQ chicken pizza, enough to order it on two separate visits. I wouldn't say the service was particularly attentive. The bar downstairs was showing the Canucks' game; a nice change from the March Madness that would've been showing, had this bar been across the border in Wash. state. Overall, not to be missed if you're visiting Whistler. Allocate a few hours to taste a few different beers.

Photo of BDTyre
3.9/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Typical Mark James group brewpub. No discenrable theme other than trendy brewpub; a little more open and light than Yaletown, not as atmospheric as Flying Beaver.

Service, at least when I went was very good (it was a slow time). Waitress returned while we were waiting for the rest of our party to make sure we were still okay waiting or if we wanted to order. I didn't see the beer status lights, but we were told that they were out of the stout.

Selection, as per most MJ groups tends to be limited to a core selection of four or five (and all of them always have Red Truck) with one or two seasonals per season (Yaletown has two right now, Brewhouse only one).

Food was decent, big emphasis on burgers and not as varied as other MJ brewpubs. Prices were also a bit on the high side, but this is to be expected given the location.

I agree with the recommendation to visit Howe Sound...but Squamish is hardly "down the road" especially in the middle of winter and with construction on the highway ongoing for the next two-and-a-half years!

Photo of jaluria
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Found this place while walking along the Village Stroll and was happy to grab a bite, a few pints, and a game of pool while there.

The interior is spacious, but the decorations make the place seem a bit manufactured and un-natural. There were 6 beers on-tap while I was there and I tried three of them, two of which were nice, but the other one (the Bitter) tasted like nail polish and was just undrinkable.

I ordered a pizza which was alright, but nothing extraordinary. The service was alright as well, but nothing great.
Overall, this is a very very average brewpub. A little effort and this place could be much better. As it is, it is worth stopping by, but not making it a regular place to hang.

Photo of Dogwonder
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

My friends and I go to Whistler ever year for an annual ski trip. This was the first year that we made it to the Whistler Brewpub.

Conveniently located in the village, it is within walking distance of the lifts, albeit at the other end of the village (1/4 mile tops). Nice atmosphere with a restaurant and pub clearly divided. We only visited the pub. Reminds me a bit of a 70's atmosphere with the carpet choice of decor. There is a fireplace that is nice after a chilly day on the slopes and adds a nice ambiance.

Plenty of tv's around showing curling, hockey, etc, the stereotypical Canadian sports. There is also a couple of pool tables. All in all, nice choice of things to keep you occupied.

We ordered the sampler to get a good spread of beers. My personal favorite was the Big Wolf Bitter. Very hoppy (fuggles) aroma and a nice floral finish. Perhaps one of the top 5 beers I have ever had.

We only had appetizers so I can't comment on the food. But from a value perspective, it is much better than any of the more popular establishments (GLC, Longhorns, Buffalo Bills) and the beer is much much better.

Overall, nice laid back atmophere, great beer, and a nice little secret in the otherwise rat race known as Whistler-Blackcomb. Highly recommended.

Photo of saskguy
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Another Mark James group pub. The beer is middle of the road brewpub fare, similar to what you would find in the other chain members. The food was standard pub fare done well.

The facility is devided into a restaurant and a pub side. Modern look. I liked the light board that showed the status of each beer, green light for lots on, yellow for almost out and red for gone!

The staff were good.

A good place to socialize in Whistler, but not a beer hunters haven! Drive down the road to the Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish for that!

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BrewHouse at Whistler / High Mountain Brewing Company in Whistler, BC, Canada
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