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Friday, December 23, 2011

Big Ridge Brewing Company (Surrey, British Columbia)

Big Ridge Brewing Company 5580-152 Street, Surrey, British Columbia Canada. (On the south east corner of Hwy #10 and 152 Street).  It was originally opened up in 1999 kitty corner but due to a parking dispute with the property owner they moved and opened up this new place in 2010.  Big Ridge is part of the Mark James Group which also operates , Taylor's Crossing in North Vancouver B.C., Yaletown (downtown Vancouver's Yaltown district), Brewhouse in Whistler, B.C. and the Flying Beaver .  I have written about them all but Taylor's Crossing.  in Richmond, B.C. by the south terminal of Vancouver Internatinal Airport). Big Ridge only sell the beer that they brew on premise.  The beer that they have is all named after local areas in the surrounding area of Surrey.  Some of the beer that they serve are; Harvest Lager, Chimney Hill Wheat, Clover Ale, Rodeo Red, Old Sullivan Porter, Bootheryd Black and Tan and seasonal beer.  This place has the restaurant on the west side as you enter and the pub on the east side.  The pub has a nice sit up bar that seats about 15 people and numerous flat screen TV'S through out.  The pub is laid out in a L shape and they have a pool table to boot.  The pub probably sits around 80 to 90 people,
When they moved over to the new location, they took some of the tables from the old place which is great.  Three of the tables are about 12 feet long (4 meters) and are about 2 feet wide and 6 inch thick wood, with round backless bar stools.  Through out most of the bar there are padded benches along the walls with stools on the other side of the tables. The service is very good and always friendly.  The food here is very good, they have Asian dishes, sliders, great pizza's (and I suggest the Johnny Mac pizza), fish tacos and great hamburgers, just to name a few of the items on the menu. The washrooms are clean and well maintained. In the pub they have large windows looking in to the brewing area so you can watch the beer being brewed.  That is pretty cool!!  I have always enjoyed this place but just forget to add it to the blog!  If you are ever in the area, it is worth the stop and there is lots of parking!
2015 Now with liquor license changes little children are allowed in the pub area as well as the restaurant area.  Not a good move.  My son and I were there and there were baby's n highchairs in the pub area.  Nothing against children as I had one (LOL!) but that is what the other part is for.  Let the adults enjoy and speak freely with out all the kids running around.  I suggest trying some where else if you are looking for a pub experience.

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