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Here's your guide to every B.C. craft brewery and cidery tasting room that has reopened

After two long months of drinking in our underwear at 10 a.m. in our bathtub, we can now get a haircut and drink at our favourite craft brewery or cidery tasting room again instead.
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We get that you’re excited about tasting rooms reopening, but keep your pints to yourself! Photo: Getty Images

It’s finally over (almost). After two long months of drinking in our underwear at 10 a.m. in our bathtub, we can now get a haircut and drink at our favourite craft brewery or cidery tasting room again instead.

As of May 19, the provincial government has eased social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing restaurants, pubs and tasting rooms to open for the first time in a long time.

But we’re not out of this yet, and if people can’t abide by some simple rules, COVID-19 is going to come roaring back and we’ll be right back where we started. So if you’re exhibiting any symptoms (i.e., dry cough, headache, fever, tiredness, loss of smell and/or taste), stay the hell at home. Definitely don’t go meet up with 20 of your closest friends and drink straight from the same growler. If you got a mask, wear it. Don’t forget the sanitizer, either. Basically, don’t be a dumbass, and wash your damn hands.

Here’s our guide to which breweries and cideries are reopening and when, and what you can expect when you get there.

Drink safe!

 

 

Andina Brewing Co. (Vancouver)

Website andinabrewing.ca
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Mon-Thurs 2-10pm / Fri-Sat 12-11pm / Sun 11-10pm
COVID-19 measures Increased spacing between tables
Anything else? We are planning on using the back production area as an extension of the lounge to comply with social distancing.
   

 

Barkerville Brewing Co. (Quesnel)

Website https://barkervillebeer.com/
Reopening date Monday, June 1
New hours Sun-Thurs 12-9pm / Fri-Sat 12-11pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity and increased spacing between groups
Anything else? We can’t wait to see everyone!
   

 

Barley Station Brew Pub (Salmon Arm)

Website https://barleystation.com/
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm / Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity
Anything else? Introducing this year’s 65 Roses Honey Red Ale which is our fundraising beer with partial proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
   

 

Barn Owl Brewing (Kelowna)

Website https://www.barnowlbrewing.ca/
Reopening date Wednesday, May 20
New hours Monday-Thursday 3-10 pm, Friday and Saturday noon-11pm, Sunday noon-7 pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? Thanks for all of the support.
   

 

Black Hops Brewing (Langford)

Website https://v2vblackhopsbrewing.ca
Reopening date May 20 2020
New hours Sun to Weds noon to 10:00 pm; Thursday noon to 11:00 pm. Friday and Saturdays noon to midnight.
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? Come and see us for a selection of our own-brewed beers plus some original Axe & Barrel favourites. We have a food menu as well!
   

 

Burton City Cider (Burton)

Website Www.burtoncitycider.ca
Reopening date 23-May
New hours Daily 11am-4pm
COVID-19 measures Increased spacing between tables, Outdoor seating
Anything else? Nachos and Cider $15

 

Callister Brewing Co. (Vancouver)

Website www.callisterbrewing.com
Reopening date Thursday May 21
New hours Mon to Fri: 2-9, Sat: 1-9, Sun: 1-8
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, Increased spacing between tables, Maximum seating per table, Clearly marked lineup spaces
Anything else? Not at this time
   

 

Cannery Brewing Co. (Penticton)

Website https://cannerybrewing.com/
Reopening date By the end of May
New hours Not confirmed yet.
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, extra sanitization, increased spacing between tables, maximum 6 guests per table
Anything else? We can’t wait to welcome guests back to our taproom and patio.
   

 

Container Brewing (Vancouver)

Website https://www.drinkcontainer.beer/
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Mon-Tues 2-6pm / Wed. 2pm-10pm / Thurs. & Fri.: 2pm-12am / Saturday 11am-12am / Sunday 11am-10pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? We hope that everybody can be understanding of the new guidelines and be flexible with requests from lounge staff.
   

 

Copper Brewing Co. (Kelowna)

Website https://copperbrewingco.com/
Reopening date Wednesday, May 20
New hours 2-8pm until further notice
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity
Anything else? Please check our website for updates www.copperbrewingco.com
   

 

Dogwood Brewing (Vancouver)

Website https://dogwoodbrew.com/
Reopening date May 21st
New hours Sun & Mon 11-7 / Tue-Thu 11-8 / Fri & Sat 11-10
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? In house made hand sanitizer available for purchase
   

 

Empty Keg Brew House (Merritt)

Website https://www.emptykegbrewhouse.ca/
Reopening date Wednesday, May 20
New hours Wed-Fri 3-8pm / Sat 1-8pm / Sun 1 pm-6pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity
Anything else? Hoppy hour 3pm-4pm Wed-Fri
   

 

Erie Creek Brewing Company (Salmo)

Website https://www.eriecreekbrewingco.com/
Reopening date Tuesday, May 19
New hours We will adjust our hours once full staff is hired and trained
COVID-19 measures Increased spacing between tables
Anything else? After opening for growler fills only on April 4th our lounge is now open for the first time.
   

 

Farm Country Brewing (Langley)

Website https://farmcountrybrewing.com/
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Mon-Thursday 2:00-8:00, Friday 2:00-11:00, Saturday 12:00-11:00, Sunday 12:00-8:00
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? We are excited to welcome everyone back and ask that everyone please remain patient as there are many new rules and regulations for us to abide by. This will undoubtedly create longer wait times for off sales, growler fills and in house drink service. The health and safety of our staff and our patrons is our priority. If you provide the patience and understanding we’ll provide the tasty beer!
   

 

Farmstrong Cider (Armstrong)

Website www.farmstrongcider.com
Reopening date Friday May 29th
New hours 12-7 Wed thru Sunday
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, Increased spacing between tables
Anything else? We look forward to seeing you again!
   

 

Fernie Brewing Co. (Fernie)

Website www.ferniebrewing.com
Reopening date Thursday May 21
New hours Daily 12-7pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, Increased spacing between tables, Physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc), No flights, just glasses.
Anything else? Still operating FBC Flyby (order online for pickup outside the Brewery).
   

 

Five Roads Brewing (Langley)

Website https://www.fiveroadsbrewing.com/
Reopening date Tuesday, May 19
New hours Sunday – Wednesday 12-9
Thursday – Saturday 12-11
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? We make and sell hand sanitizer! As well as some other sanitation products. Growler fills available as usual. Online store is active for pre-orders and curbside pickup for off-sales.
   

 

Foamers’ Folly Brewing (Pitt Meadows)

Website https://www.foamersfolly.ca/
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Daily 10am-11pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? We missed you!
   

 

Jackknife Brewing (Kelowna)

Website https://www.jackknife.beer/
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Daily 12-8pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables
Anything else? Take out pizza and crowlers available. No growler fills.
   

 

Kelowna Brewing Company (Kelowna)

Website http://www.kelownabrewingcompany.com/
Reopening date May 19th
New hours Sun 11am-10pm / Monday to Wednesday 11am-12pm / Thurs-Sat 11am-1am
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables
Anything else? $14 growler fills
   

 

Kettle River Brewing Co. (Kelowna)

Website https://www.kettleriverbrewing.ca/
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Daily 12-8pm, but subject to change.
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables
Anything else? We have a decent selection of takeaway cans for the first time.
   

 

Merridale Cidery & Distillery (Cobble Hill)

Website merridale.ca
Reopening date Wednesday, May 27
New hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, Increased spacing between tables, Physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? Not sure yet.

 

Mighty Peace Brewing Co. (Fort St. John)

Website https://mightypeacebrewing.ca/
Reopening date Tuesday, June 2
New hours Tues-Sat 3-7 pm
COVID-19 measures We are reducing capacity, removing all bar seating and 50% of all table seating
Anything else? Customers can look forward to our small experimental pilot batches, like the Haskap Sour Saison and the Norwegian Farmhouse Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale. Also, Tacos are going to be the newest addition to our food menu!!
   

 

MOON UNDER WATER (Victoria)

Website https://www.moonunderwater.ca/
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm / Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables
Anything else? Opening a large beer garden in the parking lot to encourage eating/drinking outside, socially distanced!
   

 

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing (Parksville)

Website https://arrowsmithbrewing.com/
Reopening date Friday May 22
New hours Mon 10am-6pm / Tues-Sat 11am-8pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? We’re back! Come try out our new pilsner, it won’ be around for long!
   

 

Old Abbey Ales (Abbotsford)

Website https://www.oldabbeyales.com/
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Daily 12-8pm
COVID-19 measures Increased spacing between tables, reduced capacity
Anything else? Planning
   

 

Old Yale Brewing (Abbotsford)

Website https://www.oldyalebrewing.com/
Reopening date Wednesday, May 27
New hours Wed-Thur 12-6pm / Fri-Sun 12-8pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc), along with floor decals/signage, PPE for staff, set cleaning procedures, hand sanitizer available to customers, no cash and more! We’ll be posting our full COVID-19 Safety Plan for our customers to reach next week.
Anything else? We’re just very excited to be able to welcome our customers into our clean, safe, fun and inviting environment with tasty beers and delicious food! AND because we know that not everyone is comfortable venturing our quite yet, we will still be offering our home deliveries in Chilliwack, Harrison, Agassiz, Abbotsford, Mission, Aldergrove, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Surrey and White Rock through our Online Store!
   

 

Patina Brewing Co. (Port Coquitlam)

Website https://patinabrewing.com/
Reopening date Saturday, May 23
New hours Mon-Fri 11am-10pm / Sat-Sun 11am-11pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? New customer operations to keep our staff and customers safe. Employee checks before shift. Increased cleaning and sanitizing. Plexiglass, gloves and masks.
   

 

Persephone Brewing Company (Gibsons)

Website https://www.persephonebrewing.com/
Reopening date Ruesday, May 19
New hours Daily 11am-7pm
COVID-19 measures Both reduced capacity and increased space. We have a massive picnic area so plenty of space to enjoy a beer while social distancing.
Anything else? Check out our new Apricot Wild Ale, wax dipped for optimal aging conditions.
   

 

Rossland Beer Company (Rossland)

Website http://rosslandbeer.com/
Reopening date Sometime this week or next week
New hours Daily 3-7pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? We have a new Lager out called Lager than life. Tastes like the weekend. Crisp. Light flavour. Corn in there for some body and a little sweetness.
   

 

Soma Craft Cidery (Kelowna)

Website http://somacidery.com
Reopening date 29-May
New hours Fri-Sun 11-4pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, Increased spacing between tables, Physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? Featuring in growlers only, rotating selection of small batch ciders

 

Streetcar Brewing (North Vancouver)

Website http://www.streetcarbrewing.ca
Reopening date Open!
New hours 12pm-8pm Sunday-Thursday, 12pm-9pm Friday-Saturday
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, Increased spacing between tables, Physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? 4pk and Crowlers still for sale and our patio is open!
   

 

Tinhouse Brewing (Port Coquitlam)

Website http://www.tinhousebrewing.ca/
Reopening date Tuesday, May 19
New hours Daily 12-7pm
COVID-19 measures Increased sanitization schedule
Anything else? New growlers only. No flights.
   

 

The Beer Farmers (Pemberton)

Website https://www.thebeerfarmers.com/
Reopening date Tuesday, May 19
New hours Mon-Fri 2-8pm / Sat-Sun 12-8pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables
Anything else? Excited to share our brand new patio renovation with guests this summer
   

 

Trading Post Brewing (Langley)

Website https://tradingpostbrewing.com/
Reopening date Thursday, May 21
New hours Sun-Thurs 1-9pm / Fri-Sat 1-10pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? No
   

 

Vancouver Island Brewing (Victoria)

Website  
Reopening date May 27th
New hours 12 – 7pm
COVID-19 measures Reduced Capacity and Increased Spacing. Hopefully a patio soon?!
Anything else? Thank you for supporting us!

 

Wheelhouse Brewing Company (Prince Rupert)

Website wheelhousebrewing.com
Reopening date Wednesday May 27
New hours 1pm to 11pm Wed – Sat, 1pm to 9pm Sunday
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, Increased spacing between tables
Anything else? We’ve been spruce tip picking. Popular Seasonal Scurvy Dog Spruce tip ale will return soon! Middle of June.

 

Whistle Buoy Brewing Company (Victoria)

Website https://www.whistlebuoybrewing.com/
Reopening date Friday, May 22
New hours Daily 12pm-12am
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc), health checks, staff PPE, guest sanitation stations, and increased sanitation cleaning schedule, contactless payment, self-bussing stations
Anything else? We have lots of exciting beers ready for draught including the release of our collab with Land and Sea – Wreckage Imperial Stout
   

 

Wildeye Brewing (North Vancouver)

Website https://www.wildeyebrewing.ca/
Reopening date Tuesday, May 19
New hours Sun 12-9pm / Mon-Thurs 2-10pm / Fri 2-12pm / Sat 12pm-12am
COVID-19 measures Reduced capacity, increased spacing between tables and physical barriers (plexiglass, partitions, etc)
Anything else? We have brewed three new specialty beers for our reopening! Check out our new Limoncello Sour, Strawberry Cardamom Gose and Coconut Lime IPA

 

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