Just Opened(ish): Land and Sea Brewing in Comox

Just Opened(ish): Land and Sea Brewing in Comox

Comox’s first craft brewery opened its doors late last year, and judging by the enthusiastic response, it was long overdue.

Land and Sea Brewing has quickly become the city’s favourite meeting place, thanks to a winning combination of great beer, great food and a great atmosphere. “Our town was desperate for a family-friendly place to gather and celebrate living,” says co-owner Jason Walker. “There are great places in the Comox Valley, like Cumberland Brewing, but nothing on our side of the bridge.” [Editor’s note: New Tradition Brewing is set to open shortly, and will join Land and Sea as another Comox-based brewery.]

Head brewer Tessa Gabiniewicz’s ever-changing beer list emphasizes approachable, sessionable styles, perfect for hours of casual hangs in the tasting room. The Comexico Pale Ale is a refreshing choice for when the brewery throws open its big bay doors and lets the hot Comox Valley sunshine stream in. Fruit-forward and hazy, with just enough hop bitterness to dry out the finish, it’s a West Coast twist on a classic East Coast pale ale.

“You won’t find a core four or six beers here, we always try to keep it fresh,” says Walker.

The tasting room is airy and modern, with whitewashed walls and a sleek, minimalist design punctuated by bursts of green from hanging plants. The communal tables are always packed with friendly locals, while live music, trivia and craft beer seminars keep things lively in the evenings.

The brewery also features a full kitchen serving up snacks, share plates and sandwiches—the Korean BBQ pulled pork bun is a must-have. If you’re looking to grab some beer to go, Land and Sea offers growler fills of all its beers. 

The bright and airy tasting room. Photo: Land and Sea Brewing.
The designer behind Land and Sea Brewing’s branding chose a “blue heron, aptly for it’s ‘land’ and ‘sea’ lifestyle.” Photo: Land and Sea Brewing.
The food menu serves up everything from classic grilled cheese to a “valley bowl”—a rice-based dish with sesame ginger tofu, roasted sweet potato, beets, avocado and Green Goddess dressing. Photo: Land and Sea Brewing.
Mid-century modern touches and rich, emerald hues are featured throughout the brewery. Land and Sea Brewing photo.
Casual seating help bring the owners’ vision of a community gathering space to life. Land and Sea Brewing photo.

Check out Land and Sea Brewing online and follow along on Instagram.

Land and Sea Brewing
2040 Guthrie Road, Comox

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