Howe Sound Brewery Screenshot 2016-09-02 12.50.50
The Howe Sound Brewery is located about 45 minutes North of downtown Vancouver in Squamish, BC. It has been in business since 1996 and is home to one of the last few remaining hop farms in BC. Sadly we have not had a chance to visit it (they do offer free tours of the brewery), which is sad considering the amount of times we have done the trip between Whistler and Vancouver over the years! Luckily our favourite pub, Tap & Barrel, regularly has one or two of their brews on tap.

Howe Sound Devil’s Elbow IPA
The Devil’s Elbow IPA is also available in select BC liquor stores in the 1L recappable bottle. This is where we first purchased and tasted this one. The IPA is hoppy as English IPA’s are but is a little lighter in colour than you might expect. With 6% alcohol it is a pretty light and easy drinking brew in our opinion. At about $6.50 for a 1L it is definitely worth giving this craft beer a try in our opinion.


We, Jeff and Tara Ciecko of CK Golf write two blogs, one is our 19th Hole Blog where we share personal experiences and the other an Industry Blog where we comment on general business and internet marketing best practices, sales strategies and give golf industry related opinions. We have owned CK Golf  for 9 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries. As of August 2016 our life and our business will be ‘location independent’. Our 19th Hole Blog is about the places we visit and the things we do. You can also follow our road trip at If you have any questions or comments, or happen to be in the same location as us please reach out and contact us anytime.