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):

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 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 Parallel 49 Brewing Co.Beverage TourismParallel 49 Brewing Co.

Three of Parallel 49's founders grew up together in East Vancouver near the spot where the brewery now stands. Sample our beers from the taps, purchase bottles, or get your growler filled with fresh draft! Check out the board below for today's beer.

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view listing for Brewhouse High Mountain Brewing CoBeverage TourismBrewhouse High Mountain Brewing Co

one of the busiest spots in Whistler Village all year round. With a separate restaurant, bar and mezzanine, The Brewhouse is capable of accommodating groups large and small. The pub has a cozy two-sided fireplace and plenty of TVs

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view listing for Red Truck Beer Company Beverage TourismRed Truck Beer Company

Visit us in historic Brewery Creek and see first-hand how we craft our award-winning beers.

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view listing for Steamworks Brewing CoBeverage TourismSteamworks Brewing Co

In 1995, when we first took hold of our historic Gastown brewpub location, we discovered that the building had a rare steam heat system.

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