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The North Shore Beer Run – Fat Bike Growler Style

The Ultimate Beer Run

Words by BeerMeBC.
July 18th, 2013

What do you do when you look in the fridge and find some OJ, Cola, Purple Stuff and an empty craft beer growler. Ignore the purple stuff! it is time to pull out your bike and head on a North Shore style beer run.

To do a beer run like this it takes a few unique items.

The first item is a 2014 Norco Bigfoot Fat Bike. If you are about to go on a ridiculous mountain bike beer run carrying an empty 1.89l growler you will likely need a Fat Bike. This need is not necessarily for function but with it you will look damn good along the way. Fat bikes have larger tires than your average bike giving extra traction on snow, ice or when carrying a growler through technical mountain bike terrain.

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Pangor Rock is a North Shore icon. Impressive riding from Dustan Sept!

The second item you will need is a Growler Cage. Specifically designed to take your growler along on any impromptu bike ride this steel cage is wrapped in neoprene to protect the glass container and is mountable on most styles of bicycle. The bottle-fit is quite snug holding the growler firmly but if you decide to go mountain biking with it be careful; It is not designed for this type of use and could likely cause the glass to break under extreme circumstances. If you are seeking a means of carrying your craft beer from the brewery to your favorite beer-drinking location check out the Growler Cage!

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Fat bikes should probably come stock with a growler cage and a beard…

The third item on the must-have list is a brewery that is close to the end of your favorite mountain bike trail. In North Vancouver the Deep Cove Brewers And Distillers is set to open their doors on August 23rd at their North Vancouver BC, Dollarton Highway location. If you are out riding the iconic North Shore trails of Mt. Seymour the crew at the Deep Cove Brewery tasting room will be your best friends afterwards! Stop in and say hello, tell them BeerMeBC.com sent you!

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Vancouver’s micro-brewery scene is improving weekly!

With these basic tools, you too can be enjoying the fruits of your labour in the form of a cold craft beer

Thanks to Norco Bicycles, Growler Cage and Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers for making this video possible.


Bike to beer… simple formula for winning! Great riding on the fat bike from Dustan as well…

  • PUNKY

    how much for the Bigfoot Fatbike?

    • mrfrosty

      Come in and try one! Norco John Henry Bikes has one on the floor for sale, there are petty crazy, and way more affordable then a lot of the other brands on the market.

  • LostBoyScout

    Haa, I already commented on a photo on instagram of this setup but i’ll say it again – pretty hardcore riding pangor on that setup! pretty badass. fatbikes and growlers TOTALLY go together.

    (ps: i’m beerscout.ca)

  • CraigH

    Yay to Growlers, something that has been lacking from the BC beer scene. (At least compared to Washington & Oregon.)