Your Neighbourhood Guide to Vancouver Craft Beer

Move Over Seattle...Vancouver is the New King

Move Over Seattle…Vancouver is the New King

Vancouver is the new king of craft brewing. It took a while (like a few decades) but the buzz around good, locally brewed nectar has never been more intense. As exciting new pubs and breweries open almost monthly, we present the hot spots to drink in the boom.VANCOUVERThe area historically known as Brewery Creek started brewing in the city more than a century ago.

A pioneer in the craft beer industry with over 30 years’ experience, Big Rock Urban stays true to its deliberately different roots. The new Mount Pleasant location features a 150-seat restaurant, tasting room, growler fills and tours. 310 West 4th Avenue 604.708.8311

It’s been over a year since Bomber Brewing arrived on the Vancouver craft beer scene. With four flagship brews and year-round seasonal releases, their initial goal has not waivered: make accessible, authentic beer for craft beer initiates and connoisseurs alike. 1488 Adanac Street 604.428.7457

Our English-style pub offers 28 draught beers, featuring a huge selection of local craft breweries and a fine selection of imported classics. With rich wood décor, traditional British fare, and friendly staff, the Lions Pub is a favourite hangout for Vancouver locals.888 West Cordova

Powell Street Craft Brewery is a micro-brewery owned and operated by Nicole and David, a husband-and-wife team focused on creating high-quality craft beers for everyone to enjoy. Come visit the tasting room and taste their award winning beers for yourself. Cheers! 1357 Powell Street 604.558.2537

The newly restored Opsal Steel building now proudly houses the Steel Toad Brewing Company, with a full kitchen serving modern gatstropub and bistro fare, an in-house small batch brewery producing expertly crafted beers, a full bar featuring an extensive whiskey selection, regular live entertainment and sports viewing.97 E 2nd

Located in the heart of East Vancouver, Strange Fellows is a craft brewery with an attached tasting room where West Coast craftsmanship is inspired by traditions of the Old World and the unique. The beers go beyond the ordinary and celebrate that which is strange. 1345 Clark Drive 604.215.0092

 NORTH VANCOUVERThe birthplace of modern craft brewing in the province (Horseshoe Bay Brewery, 1982) is quickly approaching craft brewery numbers in the double digits.

Since it opened in 2012, beer lovers in B.C. have discovered Bridge’s great tasting, award-winning craft beer. Bridge has recently expanded to a larger brewery still located on the North Shore. Come visit the brewery tasting room, or enjoy Bridge beer at your favourite restaurant or liquor store.1448 Charlotte

 RICHMONDA quiet corner of the local brew map is joining the buzz, with more craft brewers eyeing the scenic Fraser banks to set up shop in the coming year.

Situated on the banks of the Fraser River, this is one of B.C.’s original craft breweries. Brewmaster Bill Herdman is creating outstanding craft beer that captures the spirit of our rich heritage. Crisp, clear, strong and bold, Bill’s range of beers will please even the most discerning craft beer enthusiasts. 14200 Entertainment Boulevard604.271.2739

 VICTORIAOur idyllic capital is home of B.C.’s first brewpub and has set the tone of craft brewing in B.C. for more than a century.

Since opening its doors in December 2011, Hoyne Brewing Company strives to brew the finest craft beer with uncompromising quality and consistency batch after batch. The brewery enjoys making beer that is interesting, flavourful, and enjoyable at every level. Available on Vancouver Island, in Vancouver and outlying areas. Check out their website to find their beer and growler station.2740 Bridge Street