A celebration of North Vancouver, old and new.
The North Shore’s newest brewery honours the area’s rich history: Shaketown was the name of the logging town located in Lynn Valley back in 1895. Situated in the Shipyards Brewery District, one thing that definitely sets this place apart from the other breweries within walking distance is its unique branding, a humorous send-up of local culture from the 1960s and ‘70s — as if Shaketown had remained the name.
At the helm of the brewery is a respected local veteran, Dave Varga, who established himself at Red Truck Beer Co. and 33 Acres Brewing before joining up with two business partners who have been best friends since high school. The beer lineup’s focus is on lighter styles that are still very flavourful despite their lower alcohol levels — the “best beer in Shaketown!” as the signs say.
Fancy a flight? Here are some sampler suggestions for Shaketown Brewing