Greater Vancouver Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
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.
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.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Voted Best Sports Bar for 2014
Merlin's home-away-from-home vibe is just one small part of the reason that après sessions here can be so off-the-hook.
Great microbrew beers and inspired menus in an utterly unique West Coast environment. Richmond's The Beaver lets you sit and watch the arrival and departure of the Harbour Air seaplanes on the Middle Arm of the Fraser River.
Located in the heart of Gibsons, B.C and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Known for superior service, friendly staff, warm welcoming atmosphere and our great food. Offering an extensive menu with a west coast style and traditional pub favorites
White Rock Ocean Lager and White Rock Mountain Ale are always on tap. We brew in small batches so the Seasonal Beers sell out quickly.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map