Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
Tofino Brewing Company (Brendan van Son photo)
British Columbia’s breweries, cideries and distilleries are gaining a global reputation for making award-winning beer, tasty ciders, and premium sprits.
Medals from world beer championships adorn many local brews, while the Pemberton Distillery was awarded “Spirit of the Year” at the prestigious World Spirit Awards in Austria.
There are more than 50 breweries and brewpubs in BC – with Vancouver and Victoria as brewpub hotspots – along with a growing number of cideries and small-batch distilleries. As the birthplace of the 100 Mile Diet dining movement, many British Columbians embrace locally brewed products, and brewpubs often pair craft beers with west coast cuisine.
Beer festivals such as Hopscotch, the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale, the Canada Cup of Beer and the Great Canadian Beer Festival are great places to sample local specialties.
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17 Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries in British Columbia
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2080 Ritchie Dr
Cawston, British Columbia
Inspiration led myself, Kaylan Madeira, and my wonderful other half, Jo Schneider, to start our own small-batch, hand-crafted artisan cider. Fairview Cider is crafted using a unique blend of organic French and English cider apples, grown straight from our orchard in Cawston, BC.
From orchard to glass our apple ciders Pippin and Kingston are created with a blend of dessert and traditional cider apples. Our Blush cider is our fun take on traditional cider blended with organic Santa Rosa Plums. Our tasting room also features our Sparkling Apple perfect for sitting in our picnic area with the kids.
1451 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
At Long Table Distillery we're passionate about handcrafting small-batch spirits through sustainable & socially responsible practises. Visit, taste & purchase our locally distilled spirits produced right here at Vancouver's first micro-distillery. By bringing together organic & natural ingredients, proprietary West Coast inspired recipes & plenty of distilling experience, we offer a growing selection of uniquely crafted gins, vodkas & seasonally produced spirits made on site. No reservations are required & tastings are complimentary. We look forward to meeting & sharing our craft you at our unique urban distillery!
Why not take in our unique Gin & Tonic Fridays (#TGIGNT) held every Friday from 4:00 pm-9:00 pm. We'll have one of Vancouver's top 10 food trucks out front for nibbles. See you at Long Table Distillery!
948 Naramata Road
Penticton, British Columbia
You can now add something new to your wine tour: visit our Craft Distillery tasting room on the beautiful Naramata Bench. We invite you to enjoy our award-winning spirits and liqueurs made in our traditional German copper pot-still, open since 2005. The smooth aroma of our fruit brandies made from South Okanagan cherries, pears, peaches will delight your senses.
Our newest award winner is the Aged Italian Prune which won Gold at the Destillata competition in Austria (2013). Treat your guests to a sip of artisan liqueur made from Okanagan pears or cherries. Surprise friends with a splash of Maple Liqueur, either for dessert or a cocktail. Here you will find brandies reminiscent of cognac, grappa or scotch.
Tours are available in English, German & French.
1230 Merridale Rd
Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Merridale, nestled in the mouth of Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley, is a destination the whole family can enjoy. Take a tour of the cellar or stroll the orchard at your leisure while the kids hunt for the faeries rumoured to live here; join us at the bistro & savour local fare; peek at our distillery, then sample our brandies & cider; browse our store for gourmet food items & cider apple vinegar made on-site; delight in the baked goods from our own wood-fired brick oven & enjoy the rural tranquillity.
267 Bernard Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
Okanagan Spirits is a craft distillery located in downtown Kelowna, featuring a unique selection of specialty spirits. Made from 100% BC fruit and grains and without artificial flavours. These award-winning spirits have earned us the title of World Class distillery.
More than 25 varieties of spirits are produced on-site in a traditional copper-pot still, including fruit brandies, liqueurs, Aquavit, Gin, Vodka, Single Malt Whisky, Rye whiskey and a Genuine Absinthe "Taboo."
Experience the art of craft distilling first hand at one of our two Okanagan distilleries (Kelowna & Vernon). Educational tours are available year-round, followed by a sampling of spirits from the tasting bar.
2920 - 28th Ave
Vernon, British Columbia
Okanagan Spirits is craft distillery located in downtown Vernon, featuring a unique selection of specialty spirits. Made from 100% BC fruit without artificial flavours, these award-winning spirits have earned Okanagan Spirits the title of Master Class distillery.
More than 25 varieties of spirits are produced on-site in a traditional copper-pot still. These include fruit brandies, liqueurs, Aquavit, Gin, Vodka, Single Malt Whisky, Rye whiskey and a Genuine Absinthe "Taboo."
Experience the art of craft distilling first-hand at one of their two Okanagan distilleries (Vernon & Kelowna). Educational tours are available year-round, followed by a sampling of spirits from the complimentary tasting bar.
1954 Venture Pl
Pemberton, British Columbia
Pemberton Distillery is a family boutique distillery set in the heart of the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Our mission is to capture the unique terroir of this beautiful agricultural region in the highest quality organic sipping spirits. From award-winning organic potato vodka & gin to barrel-aged whisky & brandy, every spirit is personally handcrafted by Master Distiller Tyler Schramm using traditional craft methods & hand-operated copper pot stills.
Experience the complex art & science of traditional craft distilling on our highly informative Guided Distillery Tours. Visit our Spirits & Gift Shop for tastings, specialty spirits & unique gourmet products.
6 - 325 Bay Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
Urban Distilleries is Kelowna's oldest and largest craft distillery producing award-winning top-shelf gin, vodkas and single malt whisky including the signature "Spirit Bear" line.
At Urban Distilleries, each batch is hand crafted in Artesian copper stills from premium local grains, fruit and only the best BC Glacier water. Tasting room and store open to the public. Tours of the distillery available. All products are available in our on-site retail sales area.
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1568 Penticton Ave
Penticton, British Columbia
At Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc. it is our goal to create a fun, exciting & unforgettable experience while you explore the Okanagan & its wineries. Come share our excitement & enthusiasm as we show you the hidden gems in the breathtaking communities of Naramata, Summerland, OK Falls & Oliver. What better way to do that, than to "Relax & Lounge" while we drive you around! We specialize in smaller & more intimate customized tours in our 8 passenger Lincoln Navigator SUV. It can be public or your very own private tour. Seats fill up fast so make your reservation today!
5011 Bella Vista Rd
Vernon, British Columbia
Mead or honey wine, the oldest alcoholic beverage known to man, is a delightful drink made from fermenting honey & water. By using unique BC floral sources of honey & by adding specific fruit concentrates, herbs & spices, the mead can be finished in numerous ways & paired with a wide array of snacks & meals. Already a winner of 2 medals at the 2011 Mazer Cup International, the Meadery offers tastings of up to 6 different meads, product sales & group tours as well as giftware & numerous other healthy treasures of the Hive in the Honey Health Boutique.