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Big List Of BC Breweries (Live-ish)

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There are a lot of breweries in BC, from tiny Brewpubs up to giant Macro Producers That Stink Up The Corner Of Burrard And Cornwall (yes, that’s a real category of brewery).

At last count, there were 116 companies in BC valiantly engaged in the production of Our Favourite Beverage, so I thought I’d list them out here and give you a bit of intel on each one. This list is pulled directly, and programmatically, off the BC LCLB’s list of licensed breweries. That explains why some of these guys are in there twice (they have two facilities) and some have odd names (Fireweed is the official name of Tree).


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Brewery Address City
Yellow Dog Brewing Company #1 – 2817 Murray Street Port Moody
Big River Brewing Company #180 – 14200 Entertainment Blvd Richmond
Longwood Brewery 101 & 102 2046 Boxwood Road Nanaimo
Hoyne Brewing Company 101 2740 Bridge Street Victoria
Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse 101 – 4816 Hwy 16 W Terrace
Whistler Brewing Company 1015 Millar Creek Road Rr#1 Whistler
Hearthstone Brewery 1035 Marine Dr North Vancouver
Persephone Brewing Company 1053 Stewart Road Gibsons
Black Kettle Brewing Company 106 – 720 Copping Street North Vancouver
Green Leaf Brewing Co. 108 – 123 Carrie Cates Court North Vancouver
Tree Brewing 1083 Richter Street Kelowna
Yaletown Brewing Co. 1110 Hamilton Street Vancouver
Dageraad Brewing 114 – 3191 Thunderbird Crescent Burnaby
Central City Brewers & Distillers Ltd. 11411 Bridgeview Drive Surrey
Three Ranges Brewing Company 1160 5th Ave(Unit A & B) Valemount
Tin Whistle Brewing Company 118 118a 112 – 1475 Fairview Road Penticton
Columbia Brewery 1220 Erickson Street Creston
Mill Creek Brewery 124 – 948 Mccurdy Road Kelowna
White Sails Brewing 125 Comox Road Nanaimo
BNA Brewing 1250 Ellis Street Kelowna
Dockside Brewing Company – Granville 1253 Johnston Street Vancouver
White Rock Brewing 13 – 3033 King George Blvd Surrey
Mozart Brewery Company 130 Spokane Street Kimberley
Steel & Oak Brewing Co. 1319 Third Avenue New Westminster
Callister Brewing Company 1338 Franklin Street Vancouver
Strange Fellows Brewing 1345 Clark Drive Vancouver
Tree Brewing Beer Institute 1346 Water Street Kelowna
Off The Rail Brewing 1351 Adanac St Vancouver
Powell Street Craft Brewery 1357 Powell Street Vancouver
Granville Island Brewing Company 1441 Cartwright Street Vancouver
Bridge Brewing Company 1448 Charlotte Road North Vancouver
Bomber Brewing 1488 Adanac Street Vancouver
33 Acres Brewing Company 15 West 8th Avenue Vancouver
White Rock Beach Beer Company 15181 Russell Avenue White Rock
Molson Breweries 1550 Burrard Street Vancouver
Forbidden Brew 1590 Cliffe Avenue Courtenay
Bad Tattoo Brewing 169 Estabrook Ave Penticton
Deep Cove Brewers 170 – 2270 Dollarton Hwy North Vancouver
Odd Society Brewery 1725 Powell Street Vancouver
Doan’s Craft Brewing Co. 1830 Powell Street Vancouver
Barkerville Brewing Co. 185 Davie St Quesnel
Foamers’ Folly Brewing Corp. 19221 122 A Avenue Pitt Meadows
Parallel 49 Brewing Company 1950 Triumph St Vancouver
Cannery Brewing Company 198 Ellis Street Penticton
Four Mile Brewing Co. 199 Island Hwy View Royal
Rossland Beer Company 1990 – A Columbia Avenue Rossland
Ridge Brewing Company 2 – 22826 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge
Shuswap Lake Brewing Company 20 Shuswap Street S E Salmon Arm
Phillips Brewing Company 2010 Government Street Victoria
Russell Brewing Company 202 – 13018 80 Avenue Surrey
Hotel Pacific Pub & Brewery 208 E Georgia & 700 Main Street Vancouver
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 20901 Langley Bypass Langley
Brassneck Brewery 2148 Main Street Vancouver
Wheelhouse Brewing Company 217 1st Avenue East Prince Rupert
Category 12 Brewing 2200 Keating Cross Road Unit C Saanichton
Maple Meadows Brewing Company 22775 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge
Surlie Brewing Company 23 – 2337 Townline Road Abbotsford
Axe & Barrel 2323 Millstream Rd Langford
Vancouver Island Brewing Company 2330 Government Street Victoria
Gladstone Brewing Co. 244 4th Street Courtenay
Barley Mill 2460 Skaha Lake Road Penticton
Ravens Brewing Company 2485 Townline Road Abbotsford
Craig Street Brewing Company 25 Craig Street Duncan
Fernie Brewing Company 26 Manitou Road Fernie
Main Street Brewing Company 261 East 7th Avenue Vancouver
Gulf Islands Brewing Ltd 270 Furness Road Salt Spring Island
Cumberland Brewing Company 2732 Dunsmuir Ave Cumberland
Okanagan Spring Brewery 2801 – 27a Ave Vernon
Twin Sails Brewing 2821 Murray Street Port Moody
Marten Brewing Company Ltd 2933 30th Avenue Vernon
Red Truck Beer Company 295 East 1st Avenue Vancouver
Old Abbey Ales 30321 Fraser Highway Abbotsford
Spinnakers Brew Pub 308 Catherine Street Victoria
Storm Brewing 310 Commercial Drive Vancouver
Big Rock Urban Brewery 310 West 4th Avenue Vancouver
Moon Under Water Brewery 350b Bay Street Victoria
Red Collar Brewing 355 Lansdowne Street Kamloops
Steamworks Brewing Company 375 Water Street Vancouver
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company 37801 Cleveland Ave Squamish
Steamworks (Burnaby) 3845 William Street Burnaby
Old Yale Brewing Company 4 – 7965 Venture Road Chilliwack
Patricia Hotel (Vancouver) 403 East Hastings Street Vancouver
High Mountain Brewing 4355 Blackcomb Way Whistler
Canoe Brewery 450 Swift Street Victoria
Mark Anthony Group Inc. 465 Fraser View Place Delta
Arrowhead Brewing Company 481 Arrow Road Invermere
Swans – Buckerfield’s Brewery 506 Pandora Ave Victoria
Torchlight Brewing Co. 511 Front Street Nelson
Nelson Brewing Company 512 Latimer Street Nelson
Mt. Begbie Brewing Company 521 1st Street West Revelstoke
Red Arrow Brewing Company 5255 Chaster Rd Duncan
R & B Brewing 54 East 4th Avenue Vancouver
Postmark Brewery 55 Dunlevy Avenue Vancouver
Big Ridge Brewing Co. 5590 152nd Street Surrey
Longwood Brew Pub 5775 Turner Road Nanaimo
Marine Brewhouse 5820 Marine Dr Burnaby
Townsite Brewing Inc 5824 Ash Avenue Powell River
Spencer Hill Cottage Brewery 5850 Spencer Road Grand Forks
Firehall Brewery 6077 Main St Oliver
Pacific Western Brewing Company 641 North Nechako Rd Prince George
Noble Brewing Company 650 Victoria Street Kamloops
Crannog Ales 706 Elson Road Sorrento
Mission Springs Brewing Company 7160 Oliver Street Mission
Fisher Peak Brewing Company 821 Baker Street Cranbrook
Dogwood Brewing 8284 Sherbrooke Street Vancouver
Kamloops Brewery 965 Mcgill Place Kamloops
Steel Toad Brewing Company 97 East 2nd Avenue Vancouver
Coal Harbour Brewers Basement – 1967 Triumph Street Vancouver
Merecroft Village Pub And Restaurant (Mvp) Merecroft Village205 – 489 South Dogwood St Campbell River
Simon Fraser Brewing & Distilling Suite 19013450 102nd Ave Surrey
Wolf Brewing Company Unit 1 & 2 – 940 Old Victoria Road Nanaimo
Dead Frog Brewery Unit 1 27272 Gloucester Way Aldergrove
Driftwood Brewery Unit 102 450 Hillside Avenue Victoria
Lighthouse Brewing Company Unit 2 836 Devonshire Road Victoria
Prohibition Craft Brewery Unit 4 8860 Jim Bailey Cres Kelowna
Moody Ales Unit B – 2601 Murray Street Port Moody
Tofino Brewing Company Unit C & D681 Industrial Way Tofino
Four Winds Brewing Company Unit 3 7355 72nd Street Delta

Written by chuck

May 24th, 2013 at 10:29 am

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  1. […] note a new link on the right there, and that’s my comprehensive list of breweries/brewpubs in BC. Or, at […]

  2. […] have a list of BC breweries on this site. And implicit in that is a ranking (you can sort by any column, […]

  3. Is your date stamp messed up? I’m surprised to see Four Winds and Dogwood on a post from 2 years ago

    Mike

    9 Jan 13 at 12:43

  4. @Mike – That’s the datestamp this page was first posted. The table is pulled from a database on the server-side via a script I wrote, and the map is dynamically served off of Google.

    I used to have a list of recent changes from the db, but this update was so large I removed it.

    chuck

    9 Jan 13 at 13:01

  5. …and the colours mean?

    (also Driftwood seems to have two markers on the map)

    RicardoB

    9 Oct 13 at 09:16

  6. @RichardoB — Colour means size/type of brewery. If you click through to the Google hosted map there’s a legend. It’s not perfect, but it sorta makes sense.

    There actually aren’t two Driftwood markers. The second one is Hoyne, who is–I shit you not–about forty feet away (they share a parking lot).

    chuck

    9 Oct 13 at 09:21

  7. Beachcomber is of course actually Persephone Brewing Company in the end.

    VanBeerGuy

    26 Oct 13 at 16:45

  8. @VanBeerGuy – Yup, this list is fairly out of date. Working on a refresh with some cool new features. Okay, feature.

    chuck

    26 Oct 13 at 16:54

  9. I think the 99%+ of GIB beer doesn’t come from Kelowna anymore. That is what I understood while doing the brewery tour 2 days ago with one of the assistant brewers. He said that they are contract brewing “on the other side down the road”. 😉

    Frank_Z

    20 Jun 14 at 13:10

  10. @Frank_Z – Aw crap. Haven’t updated that part of the list in forever. You’re right. The vast majority of their 12oz bottles are brewed at 1st/Burrard, although I’ve heard that Swing Span is actually brewed by Creemore in Ontario.

    chuck

    20 Jun 14 at 14:19

  11. If Swingspan is a Creemore product, it is their poorest one.

    Keith C

    16 Nov 14 at 17:16

  12. And personally , I’m a hardcore beer geek as well as a retired/resigned BJCP judge, and I have had poor experiences with nearly all products from Bridge, Townsite, and 4 Mile (The last 2 being huge amounts of diacetyl)

    Keith C

    16 Nov 14 at 18:04

  13. No Storm?

    Braeden

    11 Feb 15 at 15:21

  14. Good eyes Braeden. I had an error in the database backing this page. All fixed now.

    chuck

    11 Feb 15 at 15:28

  15. […] Anyways, all those caveats aside, check it out: http://barleymowat.com/list-of-bc-breweries/ […]

  16. I read that Surlie Brewing Company had closed

    RJ Griffeth

    11 Sep 15 at 16:46

  17. They’re closing. Either they’re still brewing, or their license is still on the books w/ the govt (which is where all this is being sourced from now).

    chuck

    11 Sep 15 at 16:54

  18. Bridge Brewing has since moved to a new location on Charlotte Rd.

    1448 Charlotte Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7J 1H2

    WhiskyBraj

    13 Sep 15 at 18:45

  19. What is this “Hotel Pacific Pub and Brewery” of which you speak?

    Liam

    26 Oct 15 at 11:13

  20. Here’s the raw data:
    Hotel Pacific Pub & Brewery,208 E. Georgia & 700 Main Street,,VANCOUVER,V6A1Z7,# 380 – 1665 Broadway W,,VANCOUVER,BC,V6J1X1,Brewery,0

    It’s the London Pub and Caffe Brixton, neither of which actually brews beer… yet. They are licensed to do so, though.

    chuck

    26 Oct 15 at 11:31

  21. Connor

    27 Nov 15 at 08:58

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