When it comes to good times, North Vancouver truly has it all.
The best outdoor activities anywhere on earth, ease of access to the rest of British Columbia via highway 1, a world class waterfront district with plenty of historical significance, exceptional people and multiculturalism, and now a quickly growing and vibrant local craft beer and liquor distillery scene. Anchored primarily in Lower Lonsdale adjacent to the Lonsdale Quay and newly developed Shipyards District.
Recently a number of local news media websites such as Vancouver Sun, North Shore News, Vancouver is Awesome, CBC News, and Daily Hive have published articles about the burgeoning beer scene in Lower Lonsdale and that of course is driving conversation and awareness within the industry. Entrepreneurs are working hard to launch new brands and concepts to get situated within this very lucrative industry, which also benefits the community with education on how beer is produced and the vast differences in flavours and types that can come from mostly locally sourced ingredients.
With many industries when you have similar businesses packed close together geographically it can cause a thinning of spending and make many mom and pop companies suffer as their customers go elsewhere to spend their money. But within the craft beer and liquor scene when you pack different brands close together it seems to be helping sales across the board for everyone, with increased foot traffic between the different locations. And generally speaking the local micro breweries in North Vancouver all seem to be playing nice together which is a wonderful reflection of the community.
We have compiled a list of all of the local craft breweries and distilleries below for your ease of finding them to enjoy some of their beers and spirits.
Green Leaf Brewing – Lonsdale Quay Marketplace beside the Seabus
Beere Brewing Co – 312 Esplanade E, North Vancouver
La Cerveceria Astilleros – 226 Esplanade E, North Vancouver
Streetcar Brewing – 123A E 1st, North Vancouver
House of Funk – 350 Esplanade E, North Vancouver
North Point Brewing – 266 1st Street E, North Vancouver
Black Kettle Brewing – Unit 106 720 Copping Street, North Vancouver
Hearthstone Brewing – 1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Bridge Brewing Company – 1448 Charlotte Road, North Vancouver
Wildeye Brewing – 1385 Main Street, North Vancouver
Deep Cove Brewers – Unit 170 2270 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver
Sons of Vancouver – 1431 Crown Street, North Vancouver
The Woods Spirit Co – 1450 Rupert Street, North Vancouver
Stealth Distilleries – #3 – 20 Orwell Street, North Vancouver
And if you would like to have a truly unique experience you can take a tour of most of these above locations by using a local provider called Canadian Craft Tours which has a multi seat group bicycle to enjoy to and from each location.
What is your favourite local brewery or distillery to enjoy with your friends, family or coworkers? Let us know in the comments section below. Cheers!