To kick-off this holiday season, we’d love to give you a little peek into one of the hike-brewery pairings that will be featured in our book!
The Hike: Teapot Hill
This easy-going hike (there are a few steeper sections) offers nice views over Cultus Lake, the Columbia Valley, and surrounding mountains. But the best part? An enchanting forest full of moss-hung trees, colorful mushrooms, and whimsical teapots. You read correctly, actual teapots are scattered along this hike, as if waiting for a band of furry forest creatures to sit down for a tea party. Make a game of it and keep track of how many you spot along on the way. Estimates vary from 0-50; our count was right in between at 27 teapots.
After an afternoon on the trail, we rolled into Chillwack grubby, peckish, and of course thirsty. We hit the town on a Friday night, checking out the new brewery on the block and finishing with a cocktail in a pub that used to be a bank! Fortunately, both bars were within stumbling distance of our hotel.
The Beer: Chaos & Solace Craft Brewing Company
If all this sounds like just the trip for you: good news! The Royal Hotel is partnering with Chaos & Solace for a special hotel package perfect for Beer Traveler. This beer-ific add-on includes:
- Tour of Chaos & Solace Brewing, plus tasting flight and a filled growler
- 2 sleeves of beer from Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewery at the Wilde Oscar Pub
- $10 coupon for breakfast at the Royal Cafe.