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Merridale Estate Cidery in the Cowichan Valley
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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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Fairview Cider - Cawston

2080 Ritchie Dr
Cawston, British Columbia
V0X 1C2
Toll-free
Phone250-488-4256

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.

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Long Table Distillery - Vancouver

1451 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 1W8
Toll-free
Phone604-266-0177

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!

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Maple Leaf Spirits Inc. - Penticton

948 Naramata Road
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 8V1
Toll-free
Phone250-493-0180

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.

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Merridale Ciderworks - Cobble Hill

1230 Merridale Rd
Cobble Hill, British Columbia
V0R 1L0
Toll-free800-998-9908
Phone250-743-4293

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.

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Okanagan Spirits - Kelowna - Kelowna

267 Bernard Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 6N2
Toll-free
Phone778-484-5174

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.

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Okanagan Spirits - Vernon - Vernon

2920 - 28th Ave
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 1V9
Toll-free
Phone250-549-3120

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.

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Pemberton Distillery Inc. - Pemberton

1954 Venture Pl
Pemberton, British Columbia
V0N 2L0
Toll-free
Phone604-894-0222

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.

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Urban Distilleries - Kelowna

6 - 325 Bay Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 7S3
Toll-free
Phone778-478-0939

Urban Distilleries is the oldest and largest craft distillery in the Okanagan. We are a small batch micro-distillery that produces award winning, ultra-premium hand-made gins, vodkas & whisky including the signature "Spirit Bear" line.

At Urban Distilleries, each batch is hand crafted in Artesian copper stills from premium Okanagan grains, fruit and only the best glacier water from the Kootenays. ALL PRODUCTS ARE GLUTEN FREE AND ALL NATURAL

Come visit the distillery, we are open to the public daily from 11 to 6. We do tours and tastings. Our on-site retail store has all our hand-made products plus bar supplies, huge selection of bitters and botanically brewed mixes.

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Vancouver Brewery Tours - Vancouver

Toll-free
Phone604-318-2280

Welcome to Vancouver's ultimate brewery tour experience! Our fun & informative brewery tours take you behind the scenes of some of Vancouver's best craft breweries to show you how our award winning beers are made.

What's included? Pick up from Waterfront Station, transport to & from the breweries, three brewery visits in just over three hours, a souvenir pint glass, commemorative group photo & PLENTY of craft beer samples. New friends, laughs and did we mention samples?

Brewery tours run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday and are perfect for locals & tourists alike. We're proud to connect you to the vibrant community that is the Vancouver craft beer scene. Visit our website for more details. Drink locally, friends! Hop on!

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Grape Escapes Wine Tours - Penticton

597 White Ave E
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 1Y8
Toll-free877-362-3382
Phone250-493-3238

Winner of the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor, the 2012 Best New Business of the Year Award from Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce & 2012 Best of the Okanagan Readers' Choice Award Okanagan Life Magazine, we are a premier tour company in the South Okanagan & a wine industry certified tour operator in Penticton.

We educate & entertain you. We were born here, play here & live here. Five zones to choose from - Naramata Bench, Okanagan Falls, Summerland, Oliver-Osoyoos & the Similkameen. Search out your new favourite winery & wine with our Simply Sipping Discovery Experience, or for a more in-depth exploration into the winery & vineyard choose our Grape To Glass Discovery Experience.

We're driving you to drink...legally...& loving it.

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