Celebrating Craft Beer

In Vancouver and around British Columbia

The craft beer scene is growing rapidly in British Columbia and you want to know where to go for that unique local taste.

Check out the brewery map and the blog below to find out what you need to know about our local breweries.

Brewery Map

Click here to get the info you need to find a brewery, grab some samples, and fill your growler.  As more breweries pop up, I add them to the map.

Craft Beer Vancouver Blog

The Craft Beer Vancouver blog is updated weekly on Wednesdays.  Check back often for stories about beer, breweries, travel, and BC beer culture. Or subscribe to get the blog in your inbox.

About Craft Beer Vancouver

A little bit about me, my love of beer, and why I started a website devoted to the beverage I love.

The latest from the Craft Beer Vancouver Blog

Chaos and Solace Brewing opens in Chilliwack, BC

On Father’s Day Saturday, June 18th I took an impromptu trip out to the newly-opened Chaos and Solace Brewing in Chilliwack, BC.   Last I’d heard about C&S was from Mike’s Craft Beer back in May and I’ll admit that I wasn’t really keeping up on the news.  It turns out that they had a bit of a soft launch last week on the same day that Parkside Brewery opened in Port Moody. Head Brewer Calvin has been brewing up a storm in his pilot system to ensure that there’s enough beer for their launch.  He’s also taken a lesson from both Fieldhouse Brewing and Parkside Brewery and rationed his beer so as to ensure they don’t completely run out on their opening day.   Even with that rationing, Calvin and his staff were only allowing patrons to drink beer in-house and growler fills were restricted to his porter; he wasn’t serving his IPA or Kolsch when I arrived.  My understanding is that he was keeping some in reserve – all part of the rationing plan. The tasting room is a brilliant open space, melding high ceilings with exposed brick, wood, corrugated aluminum and an overall clean design and open to the brewery.  Simplicity is definitely the key; the design as well as the beer is no-nonsense. Once the joint gets up and running properly, I look forward to heading out to see what it’s like when the tasting room space is full.  There’s a nice, long bar with seating, as well as a great raised long table to share with fellow patrons. The building also has some nice history attached... read more

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