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Project Description

Want to drink award-winning beer?
We’ve got that on tap.

Small-batch, hand-crafted ales & lagers brewed in the heart of Nelson on Baker Street

Our multi-award winning brewmaster and co-owner, Mike Kelly, believes in making beer that adheres to traditional styles, ingredients and principles. High quality and consistency are hallmarks of his 20+ year career in commercial brewing. Our beers are always changing as we rotate offerings representing the world over, including lesser-known and forgotten beer styles.

If that’s not your thing, we also keep a consistent core of more recognizable styles — all brewed with Mike’s attention to detail.

Backroad Brewing - Beer - Big Smokin' Joe Smoked Baltic PorterBig Smokin Joe Smoked Baltic Porter

A bold and creamy Baltic Porter infused with German beechwood Rauch malt which imparts a subtle smoked character. The multi-layered flavour profile includes notes of black licorice, molasses, raisin, and coffee.

8.3% ABV 32 IBU

Dream Lager V.5

The fifth in our Evolution Series of lagers. Brewed exclusively with imported Czech and German malt this version leans a little more towards the Pilsner side of the lager spectrum. A generous addition of Czech Saaz hops gives this refreshing lager a delicate and snappy hop bite balanced by pleasantly spicy, herbal and floral notes.

5.3% ABV 30 IBU


A silky smooth, refreshing, Belgian style farmhouse ale suitable for any time of year. The unique strain of yeast adds spicy, peppery, fruity, and citrus notes to this ale. Pours a rich orange hue topped by a thick, white head.

6.0% abv   19 IBU

Pale Ale

A citrus and tropical fruit explosion, this highly quaffable pale ale features a complex bouquet of grapefruit, passion fruit, gooseberry, and papaya.

4.5% abv 21 IBU

El Dorado Golden Ale 

3rd Place, 2017 BC Beer Awards  A fruity, thirst-quenching Golden Ale. The clean malt backbone and delicate bitterness are complemented by pear, watermelon and mango notes from a generous addition of El Dorado hops late in the brewing process.

5.3% ABV  13 IBU

Ambree Biere de Garde

Our take on this unique style features predominant plum and raisin notes with hints of black cherry and oak. Aged in Pinot Noir barrels, the smooth, subtly sweet body is complimented by a crisp and delicately tart finish.