From Hops to Taps: Discover 10 Best Vancouver Breweries

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Apr 9, 2023

Thirsty for a cold one? Don't worry, we've got you covered! We're taking you on a boozy adventure through Vancouver's best breweries.

These places have everything from classic brews to wild experiments that'll make your taste buds go "WHOA". Whether you're a beer snob or just looking for a good time, we've got the deets on where to go!

1. Powell Brewery

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Stepping into Powell Brewery, you are immediately welcomed by the warm and relaxed atmosphere of their tasting room. This boutique brewery, nestled in the heart of Vancouver, is a must-visit destination for craft beer enthusiasts searching for the best beer.

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What started as a nano-scale operation, focusing on high-quality handcrafted beers for Vancouverites, soon gained national recognition. In May 2013, their Old Jalopy Pale Ale was awarded the prestigious title of "Beer of the Year" at the Canadian Brewing Awards.

When visiting this brewery, be prepared to taste a variety of unique ales and pilsners, each crafted with care and passion. It's not only the perfect place for a chill beer but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the thriving local craft beer scene.

Location: Powell Brewery - Google Maps

2. Brassneck Brewery

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As you continue your journey through the best Vancouver breweries, make sure to add Brassneck Brewery to your list. Located in the city's vibrant Mount Pleasant neighborhood, this small yet lively tasting room offers a unique experience.

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Upon entering the brewery, you'll notice the busy, ever-changing chalkboard menu that proudly displays their diverse beer selection. From "dangerously drinkable" favorites to daring nano-sized experiments.

In addition to the exceptional beers on tap, the brewery has become a hub for local foodies, thanks to their collaboration with rotating food trucks that serve delicious bites to pair with their brews. This unique feature allows visitors to indulge in diverse culinary experiences while enjoying the warm, rustic atmosphere of the tasting room.

Location: Brassneck Brewery - Google Maps

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3. 33 Acres Brewing Company

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33 Acres Brewing Company - this innovative brewery is known for its adventurous approach to beer-making, crafting unique brews that tantalize the taste buds and expand the horizons of craft beer lovers.

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One of their most celebrated creations is 33 Acres of Sunshine, a hazy blonde ale infused with citrus, coriander, and black licorice. This intriguing combination showcases the brewery's dedication to experimentation and their commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional beer styles.

But the adventure doesn't end with beer there. Their on-site café serves delicious fare, including the ever-popular avocado toast, making it the perfect pit stop during your Vancouver brewery crawl.

Location: 33 Acres of Sunshine - Google Maps

4. Superflux Beer Company

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Among the best Vancouver breweries, Superflux Beer Company stands out as a testament to modernity and sophistication. With its sleek design and state-of-the-art brewing facility, this impressive brewery offers an unforgettable experience.

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As you step into the spacious and stylish tasting room, you'll immediately sense the innovative spirit that permeates Superflux. Known for their exceptional IPAs, the brewery consistently delivers on its promise of high-quality, flavorful brews.

Whether you're a dedicated IPA enthusiast or simply on a quest to try all the craft beers Vancouver has to offer, this brewery is a must-visit destination.

Location: Superflux Beer Company - Google Maps

5. Red Truck Beer Company

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For a truly memorable craft beer experience in Vancouver, look no further than Red Truck Beer Company. With its award-winning brews, live music, and mouth-watering food menu, this local gem has cemented its place.

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This brewery offers a diverse selection of beers on tap, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy. As you sip on their finely crafted brews, be sure to savor each note and appreciate the care and expertise that goes into creating these exceptional beers.

But what truly sets them apart is its commitment to creating a vibrant, entertaining atmosphere. The brewery frequently hosts live music events, making it the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite tunes alongside your favorite pint.

Location:  Red Truck Beer Company - Google Maps

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6. Andina Brewing Company

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This cheery, industrial brewery brings the vibrant essence of South America to the city, offering a one-of-a-kind craft beer experience that's sure to delight your senses.

As you explore Andina Brewing Company's diverse beer selection, you'll discover how they masterfully blend South American and British Columbian influences to create unique, flavorful brews.

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But it's not just the beer that makes brewery a must-visit destination. The brewery also boasts a delightful South American menu, perfectly designed to complement their exceptional brews.

Location:  Andina Brewing Company - Google Maps

7. R&B Brewing Company

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R&B Brewing Company takes inspiration from the beer styles of Belgium and Germany, offering a range of expertly crafted ales and lagers that cater to a variety of palates.

Be sure to explore their complex seasonals and limited releases, which showcase their commitment to innovation and high-quality brewing.

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A perfect way to end your Main Street beer crawl, R&B Brewing Company also offers delicious pizza to pair with their exceptional brews. Indulge in a slice or two as you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and friendly vibe that has made them a favorite among locals and visitors.

Location:  R&B Brewing Company - Google Maps

8. Luppolo Brewing Co.

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Luppolo Brewing - this warm and welcoming brewery combines delicious Italian food, including pizza from their partner Mordimi, with a fantastic selection of craft beers to create a truly unique experience.

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Luppolo's award-winning brewmasters, Ryan and Elle, have crafted an impressive assortment of beers that cater to a variety of tastes. Their Italian Pils, for instance, has become a fan favorite, showcasing the expertise and passion that goes into each of their brews.

Location: Luppolo Brewing Co. - Google Maps

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9. Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Parallel 49 Brewing Company - this brewery boasts a low-key tasting room where you can enjoy their exceptional craft beer on tap, accompanied by delicious bar bites and the option to fill your growler.

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Parallel 49 Brewing Company is more than just a brewery; it's a community-minded business that values authenticity, inclusivity, and diversity. They are dedicated to building meaningful relationships with their customers, fostering a respectful workplace, and actively supporting their local community.

Location: Parallel 49 Brewing Company - Google Maps

10. Callister Brewing Co.

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Callister Brewing was Canada's first co-working, collaborative brewery, opening its doors in 2015 to support talented independent brewers by providing access to equipment, commercial facilities, and local customers.

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What sets Callister Brewing Co. apart from other Vancouver breweries is their line of Callister Craft Sodas. Since 2015, they've been crafting their own unique sodas.

Focusing on distinctive flavors, cocktail-inspired combinations, and local suppliers, Callister uses the highest quality, freshest ingredients for their sodas. Current flavors include Raspberry Earl Grey, Ginger Beer, Hibiscus Lemonade, Cream Soda, and Tonic Water.

Location: Callister Brewing - Google Maps

To Sum It All Up

As our tasting tour of the best Vancouver breweries comes to an end, it's evident that the city's craft beer scene is as diverse and vibrant as its stunning landscapes. From the passion and innovation of these talented brewers to the unique flavors and experiences they offer, each brewery brings its own distinctive touch to the local craft beer market.

If you like beer, you might also want to check out an article on the best poutine in Vancouver. This famous Canadian treat is the perfect companion to a cold beer, and you'll find plenty of great options to choose from in the city.

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