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Our guide to the best craft breweries in Greater Vancouver

Vancouverites take beer seriously, and it's evident through the city's wide selection of craft breweries, cranking out unique, in-house creations that are bound to appeal to a variety of tastes.
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Vancouverites take beer seriously, and it's evident through the city's wide selection of craft breweries, cranking out unique, in-house creations that are bound to appeal to a variety of tastes. We've put together this handy guide containing 12 of the best of these local businesses which in most cases offer growler fills, tastings and even meals to go along with your brews! Note: click on "View Map" on the top right and find your way to all of them easily.

Best Craft Breweries in Greater Vancouver

By Vancouver Is Awesome

Vancouverites take beer seriously, and it's evident through the city's wide selection of craft breweries, cranking out unique, in-house creations that are bound to appeal to a variety of tastes.

  • Postmark

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    Vancouver's newest craft brewery, Postmark offers growler fills (of course) as well as great food. It helps that they're located in the same building at Urban Winery and Belgard Kitchen.

  • Bomber Brewing

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    Started by three friends with dreams of beer, Bomber is conveniently located on one of Vancouver's busiest bike paths. They focus on staying true to their roots and serving up fine beers.

  • Main Street Brewing

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    With a love for handcrafted beer, Main Street Brewing focuses on one 'main' thing: beer! Check out their retail store and tasting lounge.

  • Brassneck Brewery

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    With simplicity at the forefront, Brassneck serves up beer to the Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood. But this doesn't mean their beer is boring—they're always experimenting.

  • R&B Brewing

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    Lover of stout and pale ale? Then R&B's award winning Dark Oatmeal Stout and Red Devil & English Style Pale Ales should definitely make your list of must try brews.

  • Granville Island Brewing

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    If you're feeling adventurous, then be sure to grab a sleeve of Granville Island Brewing's Belgian/sour beer options, which won second place at the 2013 BC Beer Awards.

  • Coal Harbour Brewing Co.

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    These brewers certainly take their work seriously. Though new (ish) to the scene, they've already made waves on the competition circuit. They don't offer tastings but look for their beers around town.

  • 33 Acres Brewing Co.

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    Come to 33 Acres for their artfully crafted beers, and take your taste buds on a journey. With various brews to try, you'll never be short of options (including brunch!)

  • Yaletown Brewing Co.

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    Located in the heart of Yaletown, this is one brewery that will put as much emphasis on the food as they do on the beer. If you're looking for a laid-back atmosphere, then this is definitely it.

  • Powell Street Craft Brewery

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    Though under construction, Powell Street Craft Brewery is proof that a small, but well executed selection will win out against a large one. They'll be opening up their new space this fall.

  • Central City Brewers & Distillers

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    Although Central City's Surrey location may make it an out of the way destination for Vancouverites, it's well worth the trip, especially when you factor in the gourmet food and beer menu.

  • Parallel 49 Brewing Co.

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    If you're looking for value for your money, then look no further than Parallel 49. Where else can you get a paddle of 4 beer samplers for $4 and a glass for $3?

  • Steamworks Brewing Co.

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    Right next to Waterfront Station lies Steamworks Brewing Company, which is probably one of the best known places of its kind in the city, with food and drinks that speak for themselves.