Best of Kin

The budding brewery scene in the inner-city neighbourhood of Sunalta keeps getting better. First came Tailgunner Brewery last spring, then Two House Brewing Company this summer. Now, just around the corner, you’ll find Best of Kin, a social house, patio and microbrewery from partners Cole Glendinning and brothers Ryan and Collin Mortson. Brewing craft beer together since 2017, Ryan and Collin knew the next step was a taproom. Their main objective was to create a space that feels like home. Vintage, mismatched tables and chairs, antique sideboards and an open-concept kitchen all work towards this goal.

In order to create an elevated taproom menu that would complement their existing line of beer, the brothers pulled in Glendinning, their friend and former executive chef of Flower and Wolf. Alive with energy and enthusiasm and visible from all sides of the room, Glendinning’s kitchen operates out of a full-size, black-and-white shipping container with a large cut-out on one side. The food, like their beer, is bold, flavourful and balanced. We tried the sweet and spicy peanuts, Mama Kwan Dumplings in a soy dipping sauce, a smoked red lentil hummus and, the star of the night, the Best of Kin burger. From the taps, try Big Hat, Mom Perm or Sailor’s Delight, a smoked coffee and sugar kelp stout.

Best of Kin | 1059 14th St. S.W. | 825.413.4233  |