Vancouver Island Breweries
The northernmost brewery on Vancouver Island is an ideal destination on a beer-themed road trip. Sample the beer and eat in the on-site “nosh house.”
A traditional-style pub for all seasons including a fireplace to cosy up beside and a secluded rooftop deck. There’s a huge menu to graze on and a good range of pairing options.
CBC has been an instant fixture for Comox Valley residents since day one and thanks to recent renovations, an expanded patio and more food options, you might just spend all day here.
This nanobrewery uses B.C.-grown organic hops and barley in its Pilsner and Pale Ale, which won a gold medal at the 2017 B.C. Beer Awards.
With a friendly vibe, fabulous beer and fine food, Courtenay’s downtown brewery is the kind of place you could hole up in all day.
Longwood’s brewpub is a must-visit for the Mid-Island, where its sustainable, local ethos extends to the food as well as the beer.
Advocates of using local ingredients, Longwood forages for some, and sources others from the Nanaimo Farmship Growers Coop, Quinceotic Farm, and Pickstone Acres.
Dave Paul’s nano-operation is as friendly as it sounds. This Qualicum Beach spot is only open two days a week unless you make an appointment.
Winner of B.C.’s Best brewery at the 2017 BC Beer Awards, this Parksville brewery has a stylish tasting room and a strong beer line-up.
Housed in a beautiful, red-brick former motorcycle repair shop, Red Arrow is an excellent choice for a refreshing beer-based tuneup.
Life ain’t so heinous in Chemainus and now it’s a little less quiet thanks to Riot, which is a must-stop location on any Island Highway trip.
Duncan’s newest brewery is up to some innovative stuff, including brewing beer from unused bread courtesy of the Cowichan Green Community.
Don’t get lost during your next visit: Tofino moved into their snazzy new tasting room and production facility next door last November.
Named for the former municipalities of Alberni and Port Alberni, this nano-brewery in the heart of Vancouver Island is adding a covered patio this spring.
White Sails was recently granted a family endorsement allowing children to accompany their parents in the tap room until 7pm. Perhaps a post-school-pick-up pint?
Wolf’s beer labels feature original artwork from local artists. If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing your art on a beer label, they’re accepting submissions!