In 1984 Vancouver Island Brewery started with the mission of crafting all natural craft beers for Islanders to enjoy. Using the finest ingredients combined with skill and patience we handcraft our ales and lagers in small batches. We like to think that we’ve got it good brewing fresh, local beer in one of the greatest places in Canada. Whether it’s fishing for the big one in the Alberni Canal, carving the slopes of Mount Washington or catching a wave in the Pacific Rim, if you’re enjoying one of those “we’ve got it good” moments too, chances are a Vancouver Island Brewery beer is never far away.
Lighthouse Brewing Company is a “Quality First” progressive thinking microbrewery producing all natural distinct beers. Lighthouse Brewery began its brewing tradition in 1998 when the first kegs of Race Rocks Amber were rolled out to the Victoria area pubs and restaurants. In 2004 we introduced our products in 355ml aluminum cans and today select brews are also available is 355 and 650 milliliter bottles. We brew our beer in a custom designed brewery that can produce the highest of quality and at the same time fulfill our commitment to sustainable environmental brewing practices. We recycle all of our byproducts for the benefit of local organic farmers. Lighthouse brewery is a locally Canadian owned brewery.
Driftwood Brewery rolled out its first kegs in October 2008 with the mission to brew the beer styles they loved and felt had a place in the burgeoning BC craft beer market. Over the last 3.5 years Driftwood has not stopped pushing the boundaries of exciting variations on traditional and new world beer styles. There ales have won awards & acclaim both at the local and national levels and yet they continue to gain inspiration and challenge themselves to do more and improve. Passion for the craft is what Driftwood is all about!
Phillips Brewing Company was founded in Esquimalt B.C. on a pile of credit card debt and the audacious principle that quality ingredients, attention to detail and a little creative flair can produce great beer. Over 10 years later our address may have jumped the bridge from Esquimalt to Victoria, but our pursuit of innovation through fermentation and commitment to crafting quality beer the remains the same. Try it for yourself at Phillips HQ—located at 2010 Government St.—where 6 taps of fresh draught beer invite you to fill a growler, or try a taster or two. Cheers!
Welcome to the NEW Moon under Water!
The Moon is a true “beer bar”, which means a selection of only the finest brews, paired with food designed for every taste and even serving the beers in new glassware appropriate to the style of beer.
The new Moon beers can be described as ‘German-fusion’ and are Brewmaster Clay’s West-coast interpretation of traditional German styles. All beers are 100% natural, unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Guest beers are handpicked to showcase some of the best Craft Beers in British Columbia and served alongside the house brewed beers. Our staff are committed to making you feel at home while you’re here. We believe great service makes a great pub, and we act on that!
Meet our Brewmaster Sean Hoyne, with twenty-three years in the craft brewing industry; Sean Hoyne has earned a reputation for being one of the finest brewmasters in the Pacific Northwest.
Taught by one of the best, Sean had the privilege to learn his trade from Frank Appleton, one of the most influential brewers in BC. Together, they built Swans Brewpub in 1989, where Sean then became brewmaster.
In 1998 Sean moved on to help create the Canoe Brewpub, where he stayed on as the brewmaster for 13 years. During this time he developed a portfolio of award winning beers and a h3 reputation in the local community. Finally, after years of dreaming about owning his own brewery, he said goodbye to the Canoe Brewpub and began the next chapter of his story.
Through Hoyne Brewing Company, Sean looks to continue his tradition of brewing the finest craft beer with uncompromising quality and consistency batch after batch. Following the advice of Frank Appleton, “make great beer and the rest will follow”, Sean does just that. He seeks to make the best beer possible, beer that is interesting, flavorful, and enjoyable at every level. Beer that looks good in the glass, feels good in the mouth, and lifts the spirit.
Tofino Brewing Company brews exclusively small batch, handcrafted ales that pair best with life on the West Coast. Our natural, unfiltered beer is brewed with whole ingredients using only barley, hops, yeast, and water. High quality Canadian pale malt serves as the backbone of our beer and European specialty malts are brought in for character and body. We brew with healthy amounts of hops grown here in the Pacific Northwest and, of course, fresh Clayoquot Sound water.
From deep in our mountain spring comes the cleanest, freshest water for our Saltspring Island Ales. Piped straight from the spring into the brew house, this gorgeous water is combined with natural ingredients to create a lineup of distinctly Island-made ales. Whenever possible, we source local ingredients such as our own island-grown hops, honey and heather. Our highly flavorful beers pair wonderfully with good food and are the perfect accompaniment to locally-sourced gastronomic fare. Brewed and bottled entirely by hand, our beer is made in small batches using traditional, unhurried methods. Our beer is fresh and unpasteurized. No preservatives, no chemicals, just purely delicious beer.
CANOE brewpub is located in a designated heritage site on Victoria’s active inner harbour. Originally the ‘City Lights’ building, it was erected in 1894 to house the coal-powered electric generators which powered Victoria’s streetlights. Today, the building stands as a proud heritage landmark on the downtown waterfront. The soaring timber frame and rustic brick architecture at CANOE creates a vibrant atmosphere and provides a versatile setting for gatherings large or small. CANOE’s commitment to sustainable business practices is apparent across all aspects of our operation. We maintain a comprehensive compost and recycling program, and partner with local suppliers throughout the year to use fresh, seasonal, local products in our menu. We have something for everyone – great handcrafted beer, real food, a diverse award-winning wine list, a pub, a lounge, a dining room, patios, knowledgeable staff and free parking – all in one stunning location!
Experience our warm and friendly Brewpub, alive with character, heritage architecture, stunning original artwork and First Nations’ carvings. Enjoy the views from our unique sunny, glassed/open air patio, overflowing with our signature flowers in the spring and summer. Whether you are looking for a great place for weekend breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks, you can’t go wrong at Swans. We have something for everyone! We have live music every night and no cover charge. Swans Beers have won 24 awards from the Canadian Brewery Awards in the past 8 years
Consistently voted “Victoria’s Best”.
Located on Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Spinnakers is a sight to see. We are a pioneer of the North American craft-brewing renaissance and are Canada’s oldest brewpub.
We serve an amazing selection of hand crafted ales on tap, in bottles, in our Spinnakers growlers and soon to be in cans! Our hand crafted ales are just steps away from our spectacular Guesthouses. Our 1884 Heritage House rooms are fully equipped with double soaker jetted tubs, rain showers and fireplaces. When you come to Spinnakers you will feel like a part of our family. Come and experience a legend.
There are 105 recognized styles of beer in the world of brewing and the brewers at Longwood have over 40 recipes to choose from. Our traditional ales are hand drawn using classic original English beer engines and are served at a cellar temperature of 10 Centigrade (50 F.), while our cold ales and lagers are served out of our custom ceramic beer towers at 5 Centigrade (40 F.) These serving methods and temperatures allow our patrons to enjoy our beers in the manner and temperature that they were meant to be. Whereas space does not allow us to list all the beers that we make through the course of the year, the following is a list of what have become favourites and the chances are good that you will find many of them on tap when you visit our pub or restaurant.
At Merridale we take no shortcuts with our cider. We are passionate about following practices and procedures that do not ever compromise the quality. Greater care requires more labour and time, but the result is worth it. The way we handle our fruit, our fermentations, our packaging and our customers is consistent with this philosophy. We believe that consumers appreciate our passion. Some of our practices are important to know so that you can understand what is unique about Merridale. As cider makers, our customers and our staff, continue to inspire us. We hope you can taste the passion of our producers and all of us at Merridale.
Sea Cider is a certified organic farm and cidery located on the Saanich Peninsula. With an orchard of over forty varieties of heritage cider making apples, Sea Cider’s focus is crafting traditionally fermented artisanal ciders in the style of many well-known cider regions of the world. Producing eight varieties of cider as well as products such as apple cider vinegar since 2005.