The Best Craft Breweries In Vancouver And Victoria Canada

BC Craft Beer - Brassneck Brewery | www.rtwgirl.com
Are you a craft beer fan?

I was never much of a beer drinker until my round the world trip. I’ve always preferred liquor because I hated drinking flavorless watered down beers. It wasn’t until I drank some really interesting beers on my world travels that things changed for me. I would say Belgium was my beer drinking turning point. The BC craft beer scene has been growing over the last few years and I wanted to share some of my favorite breweries.

BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still drink a Coors Light or Budweiser when I’m at events or a party, but when I have the choice, I order a craft beer. I’m also not a fan of every craft beer but I will try them out. I prefer beers on the lighter side of the flavor spectrum like hefeweizens, wits, and fruity lambics. I have learned from trying out more and more beers that I’m not a fan of stouts nor sour beers. I am not a crazy beer head, I just know what I like.

In British Columbia, there’s been serious growth in the number of local craft breweries. Perhaps it’s a Pacific Northwest thing. I am not complaining. There are more breweries popping up in the province and I cannot keep up but do enjoy visiting them while I’m at home in Canada. I have not been to every BC craft brewery but have sampled many of them at local bars and restaurants in Vancouver.

Here are some of my favorites places to drink BC Craft Beer:
Vancouver

BC Craft Beer - Brassneck Brewery | www.rtwgirl.com

Brassneck Brewery on Vancouver’s Main Street

BC Craft Beer - Brassneck Brewery | www.rtwgirl.com

A Brassneck Tasting Flight

33 Acres Brewery - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

33 Acres in Vancouver

33 Acres Brewery - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

33 Acres

Main Street Brewery - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Main Street Beer in Vancouver

Main Street Brewery - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

A Main Street Beer tasting flight

Victoria

Driftwood Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Driftwood in Victoria, BC

Driftwood Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Pick up a growler at Driftwood

Driftwood Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Driftwood Brewery

Phillips Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Phillips Brewing in Victoria, BC

Phillips Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Phillips Brewing

Phillips Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Phillips Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria, BC

Vancouver Island Brewing - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria

Vancouver Island Brewing - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria

Vancouver Island Brewing - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria

Vancouver Island Brewing - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria

Vancouver Island Brewing - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria

Hoyne Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Hoyne Brewing in Victoria, BC

Hoyne Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Hoyne Brewing

Hoyne Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Hoyne Brewing

Hoyne Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Hoyne Brewing

Hoyne Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Hoyne Brewing

Hoyne Brewery Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

I loved this hefeweizen by Hoyne. I bought some to take home!

The Pedaler Bicycle Tour Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

The Pedaler Bicycle Tours in Victoria 

Guild House The Pedaler Bicycle Tour Victoria - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Trying out some flights on a Pedaler Bicycle Tour

Squamish

Howe Sound Brewing | www.rtwgirl.com

Howe Sound Brewing in Squamish. Stop in on your way to Whistler!

Festivals

I had never been to a craft beer festival before until I went to the one put on by O’Hares Pub called the Steveston Beer Fest. I really enjoyed myself. I went with my sister-in-law and we had such a blast. And for all you single ladies, it’s ALL GUYS. Just saying! It was their inaugural year but looking at their website and Facebook page for future events.

Steveston Beer Fest - BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

Click here for my Flickr album from the event

—————————

I’ve tried a lot local BC craft beer but have not gone to each and every brewery…YET. Here are links to the breweries seen above and a handful of other local favorites:
Click here a Google Map of my favorite BC breweries
Vancouver BC Craft Beer:
Brassneck Brewery – great tasting room. No food but there is a rotating food truck parked outside
33 Acres – just a couple of beers but cool space, also has food trucks parked outside
Main Street Beer – newer brewery in Mount Pleasant Main Street area. Serves food
Granville Island Brewery – old standby when you’re at Granville Island
Steamworks – old standby in Gastown
Parallel 49 – I have not been here but have had their beers at different restaurants in town
Postmark Brewing – inside the Settlement building along with Vancouver Urban Winery
Victoria BC Craft Beer:
Hoyne – small tasting room
Phillips – store and tasting room
Driftwood – just growler fills
Vancouver Island Brewing – store and tasting room
Squamish BC Craft Beer:
Howe Sound Brewing – pub and shop, free brewery tours at 1pm daily
**I will be updating this list from time to time to include new favorites as I visit them.**

SAVE THIS TO PINTEREST

BC Craft Beer | www.rtwgirl.com

 

**Disclaimer: Many thanks to The Pedaler for the complimentary experience. As always, opinions stated are my own.**

Related Posts