Granville Island Brewery, 1441 Cartwright St;
In 1984, Granville Island Brewing opened the doors to Canada’s first microbrewery. And in doing so, opened hearts and minds to a whole new beer drinking experience. Driven by a firm belief that the West was ready for a premium, natural, unpasteurized beer Granville Island Brewing introduced locals to the now famous Island Lager, And it wasn’t long before they were adding more new and unique, West Coast inspired craft beers to their lineup. Granville Island Brewery focus much of their sustainability efforts towards ongoing community investment, including sponsorship and charitable support, involvement with local sports teams, community organizations and more.
Parallel 49 Brewing Co, 1950 Triumph St;
Three of Parallel 49’s founders grew up together in East Vancouver less than ten minutes from the spot where the brewery now stands. Mike, Nick, and Anthony had been avid home brewers and craft beer enthusiasts for years before they finally decided to turn their shared passion into a full time gig. In 2008, the three friends quit their day jobs and opened a restaurant that quickly became known as a mecca for craft beer enthusiasts in Vancouver. As the restaurant business thrived the guys turned their attentions back to the enduring dream of opening their own brewery. The guys decided that it was time to stop talking and start brewing. They teamed up with Graham With, a respected home brewer; and Michael Tod, a friend with a wealth of sales experience in the BC craft beer industry. The newly assembled Parallel 49 team set out to create the unique brand of Vancouver craft beer that they had been thirsting after for years.
R&B Brewing, 54 East 4th Avenue.
R&B Brewing Co. has been brewing finely made, hand crafted ales and lagers in the heart of East Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek district since 1997, with a commitment to keeping things modest, independent, and unique – some of the qualities they value and admire the most in beautiful Vancouver. Located just off of Main street, one of Vancouver’s more recognizable cultural hubs, you’ll routinely hear punk rock, ska, and folk music blasting out of their doors as you take in the sweet smell of boiling wort and the grinding roar of their mill. Emblematic of both the area they live in, and the hearts and minds brewing your beer.