Mount Brew is the highest of the summits immediately south of the town of Lillooet.
The main summit of Mt. Brew cannot be seen from Lillooet, but can be seen from parts of Fountain Valley and Fraser Canyon north of Lillooet. The entire massif consists of the main summit and several subsidiary summits in the 8500-9200 foot elevation range. In the 1970's, the name "Mt Brew" was not located on the actual summit, on federal topographic maps, but this has been corrected in current editions.
It has been climbed over steep spring snow from a trail on the north fork of Riley Creek, and has also been approached via the south fork. Enterprise Creek is yet another approach which has recently proved feasible. Several high summits with views further south along the divide are accessible directly from Molybdenite Creek road.
The rock on Brew is a hideously shattered shale which tends to form large beds of unpleasant scree.
Summary of Standard Ridge Names: (clockwise)
1. East Ridge - short spur just north of Riley Creek
2. South Ridge - From Towinock Peak and over Towincock N4
3. West Ridge - from Phair Creek, over Enterprise Peak
4. NW ridge - over Brew NW3 and Enterprise Peak (looks bad on map)
5. NE Ridge - from col between Brew NE5 and NE2
Name Notes: Mt. Brew is named after Chartres Brew, first Inspector of Police of the Crown Colony of British Columbia. See the article on Chartres Brew.