Lower Mainland, BC, has a wicked craft beer scene that has grown exponentially in recent years. There's no shortage of spots to hit up. It's a goldmine for good brews. So, let us simplify the task with our Lower Mainland craft brewery guide, where we explore the top spots to grab a pint.
44550 S Sumas Rd #404, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5M3
This Fraser Valley gem has been brewing award-winning beer since 1999.
Drop by and sample their Sasquatch Stout (aka. An Old Yale Classic and beloved staple).
20120 64 Ave #107, Langley, BC V2Y 1M8
Located in historic Fort Langley, this brewery embraces the history of its location, integrates it into its story, and pours some tasty beer from a diverse group of brewmasters.
2281 W Railway St, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E3
It’s no wonder this brewery won brewery of the year back in 2019. They’ve been creating some seriously good brews since opening back in 2016 and have a wicked 3000-square-foot Beer Lawn that is bumping in the summer.
11345 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3K9
An East Van brewery that celebrates the strange and extraordinary. They’re known for their sour and barrel-aged beers taking influence from both old-world heritage and west coast innovation.
Strathcona Beer Co.
895 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R8
Most popular for their fruity radlers and Berlinger Weiss-style sour.
505 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3H6
Most commonly known for their experimental range of IPAs.
Main Street Brewing Co.
261 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 0B8
Main Street Brewing is a Vancouver staple. Be sure to get their latest release, the Hazy Chain Hazy IPA giving us all the 70’s vibes in your taster flight.
350 Esplanade E #101, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1A4
This micro-batch brewery churns out some seriously funky brews. There’s a reason this brewery blew up once it opened. They have some seriously cool beer flavours and wicked label designs. Check 'em out!
20 E 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1E8
This eccentric brewery has a fresh and unique rotating line-up that keeps customers coming back time and time again. They also won top spot for Tasting Room Design at the 2019 BC Beer Awards
1830 Ontario St, Vancouver, BC V5T 2W6
This brewery doesn’t just brew great beer, but also educates and empowers folks with craft beer knowledge by sharing information about the brewing process and publishing their beer recipes for everyone to see. Faculty “was created to be an inclusive and open environment for beer drinkers of any level to enjoy and learn more about craft beer."
2148 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C5
A little neighbourhood brewery in Mount Pleasant that brews small batches of tasty concoctions guaranteed to please the palate. This spot is the definition of local, and most of their beers can only be purchased on-site at their taproom, meaning you have to visit in person to taste their “dangerously drinkable” beers.
1950 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1K5
Passion and personality fuel this East Van brewery. Their cartoony beer labels embody the fun, creative, and experimental flair known to Parallel 49. They make a vast array of beers and have been known to experiment with hybrid styles before others dare make that jump.
550 Sherling Pl #2140, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 0J6
This spot is just a short drive from our office and is a staff favourite. Their serene location is just metres away from the Pitt River just off the Traboulay Port Coquitlam trail making it the ideal place to throw back one of their British malt-forward style brews don’t worry they have a hazy IPA and German-style lagers for those that gravitate to those styles.
1100 Lansdowne Dr H, Coquitlam, BC V3B 5E2
Mariner is Coquitlam’s first- and so far only- craft brewery conveniently located steps away from the bottom of the Coquitlam Crunch making it the optimal spot for a post-hike pick me up. After all, they’re beers are pretty out of this world… ;)
30 Capilano Way #11, New Westminster, BC V3L 5M3
This brewery has an ever changing taproom, hence the name “Another Beer Co.'' Each time you visit, there will be another beer on tap, as they frequently change things up and add new brews into the mix. So, if you’re an adventurous drinker, check out this spot in the New Westminster Sapperton area.