Author Archives: craftbeerchris

Vancouver vs. Victoria – Craft Beer Capital Showdown 2015

Exactly 1 year ago I wrote about how Vancouver and Victoria are currently battling it out for the title of Craft Beer Capital of Canada. (Have a look, it’s on this blog.) Let’s look at what I concluded… Quality: Victoria Quantity: Vancouver Tasting Rooms: Vancouver Tourism Options: Vancouver Craft Beer Pubs: Tie Brewpubs: Victoria Hmm… […]

The Scene Keep Rolling – Vancouver Beer Update

Yes, it has been a while between posts. For that I apologize, but becoming a new Dad and working in Vancouver’s booming craft beer industry is making blogging more of a forgotten pastime. But, within that time off, the beer scene in Vancouver has kept moving forward. We’ve had more brewery openings: Strange Fellows opened, Off […]

Baby Steps — Craft Beer in Vancouver’s Stadiums

Back in February I wrote about the best places to drink craft beer before attending a sporting event in Vancouver. I also wrote an article in BC Craft Beer News regarding the lack of craft beer in Vancouver arenas and stadiums. Other bloggers have also wrote about this issue. But since then, it looks like […]

Vancouver’s Newest Destination Brewery: Steel Toad

It’s such an exciting time down in the Main Street / Olympic Village area of Vancouver. Yes, the condo construction is booming as the area densifies, but with that comes the influx of hospitality joints. And since the area is already home to many of Vancouver’s best craft breweries, it’s clearly the best spot for […]

Tall Cans Provide Best Deal

There are some out there who are reluctant to switch to craft beer because it can be pricy. Those 6 packs can be a few dollars more than your macro brands, and the price of bombers (650ml bottles) can be questionable at times. There is one area that only a few breweries are tackling right […]

New Brewery Does It Right — Yellow Dog Brewery

The 31st craft brewery opened up in Metro Vancouver a few weeks ago in the dry and thirsty suburb of Port Moody. This area of Metro Vancouver seriously lacked a craft beer scene, but recently pubs have started embracing the trend, and by the end of the year the seaside community will have two breweries, […]

Vancouver’s Brewery Wave of 2014 Making Landfall

We are a little over halfway through 2014, and already this has been a record year in Vancouver for brewery openings. In 2013, we saw six breweries open up in the likes of Four Winds, Central City Production Facility, 33 Acres, Deep Cove, Brassneck, and Green Leaf. This next wave — the 2014 wave — has already seen nine openings, with more on […]