Wheelhouse Brewing Moves to New Location in Prince Rupert

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – 18 months after it was first announced, Wheelhouse Brewing has opened the doors to its new location in Prince Rupert on British Columbia’s North Coast.

The brewery and taproom is housed in a 7200-square-foot heritage building that originally opened in July 1922 as the local CN Rail Station, a purpose it served for 70 years. Following the closure of the station, the building sat abandoned until 2021 when the city developed a heritage and renovation plan using $5 million in grant funding, and welcomed Wheelhouse as the new tenant.

The new space is described in a feature article on the BC Ale Trail website:

There’s a new sunroom on the second story, with 270 degrees of glass facing southwest toward the ocean. They’ve installed a fireplace for the Rupert rainy days where there is seating for 40-50 people and a service bar. Also, on the upper level, they have a large event room for tours and special occasions. The main floor hosts a larger bar and room for a full production area.

There’s another big change. They are going to be serving food, and not just pickled eggs or salmon jerky. They ordered a pizza oven from Italy and will soon be serving up pies with pints, along with breathtaking views of the water. For residents who have limited waterfront access, this is a boon for the community.

The new and improved Wheelhouse Brewing is located at 380 Bill Murray Drive in Prince Rupert, and is open from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Monday to Saturday, and 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Sunday. For more details, see the brewery’s website and pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Source: BC Ale Trail
Photos: Wheelhouse Brewing

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