Greater Vancouver Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours

Craft Breweries & BrewPubs The Greater Vancouver & area has a number of Craft breweries, brew pubs, wineries and even craft distilleries (subject to local liquor board approval). We were VERY surprised by the number we have found! There is a lot of interest in what is called "Beverage Tourism". This is perfect for those taking a kid-free vacation or weekend.

These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.

Vineyards & Wineries Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.

Greater Vancouver & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).

DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

For a COMPLETE local beverage tour, but here is a sampling (pun intended):

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Beverage Attraction

Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard. They use the freshest, local (even organic, in some cases) ingredients for an appreciable local flavour.

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Here some featured local listings, but are SO FAR from the full list. See feature stories, linked at the top of the page or use the Search form at right.

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view listing for Dockside Brewing Co.Beverage TourismDockside Brewing Co.

Dockside Restaurant offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the city, guests can enjoy panoramic views

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view listing for Whistler Brewing Co.Beverage TourismWhistler Brewing Co.

Proudly British Columbian. 100% BC owned & brewed. Come visit the brewery in Function Junction!

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view listing for Red Lion Pub Beverage TourismRed Lion Pub

Serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks with outdoor seating

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view listing for Steel and Oak Brewing Beverage TourismSteel and Oak Brewing

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. embodies the modernness of today while remaining dedicated to the craftsmanship of years long past. Award Winning Craft Brewery & Tasting Room. Fills, flights, high-fives & hugs.

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view listing for Taylor's Crossing BrewingBeverage TourismTaylor's Crossing Brewing

Named in honour of James Towle Taylor, the man who built the Lion's Gate Bridge, Taylor's Crossing is North Vancouver's only brewpub.

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