About Backroads Brewing Company


Our brewery is right in the very centre of town. The beer is brewed in the back and flows directly to our taproom up front. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

At 1300 sq. ft, our taproom has a modest capacity of 100 patrons. The room was designed to evoke a cozy, backcountry cabin feel, just like those found up in the backroads of Nelson. In the warmer seasons, we open up the front patio for another 20 people to enjoy our beer right on Baker Street.

All our beer is brewed in our small, 8-hectolitre brewing system, complete with seven fermenters and sixteen conditioning/serving tanks. Small batches and frequent brewing mean we have the flexibility to make a variety of styles and keep things fresh.

We’re all about local: the wood in our taproom is sourced from local mills & forests, our custom-made furniture and fixtures were fabricated by local metal workers, local art hangs on the walls — even most of the Backroads-branded gear in our retail area is designed and created in the region.

And most importantly, the beer is made in-house, traveling 100ft from the serving tanks in the back to the taps out front.

How far you take it from here is up to you.

Beers made by Backroads Brewing Company

El Dorado Golden Ale

English Pale Ale


Märzen / Oktoberfest

Brewery Contact

Backroads Brewing Company Address

460 Baker Street
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Phone Number

+1 (778) 463-3361

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