Beer to the ground! Here’s our quarterly round-up of B.C.’s newest breweries for Spring 2018

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Our spies are working overtime to keep up with all the new breweries opening every month in B.C.


Another Beer Co.

New Westminster (summer 2018)

Sapperton used to be the brewing capital of the province, and ABC hopes to tap into some of that beer history with their new brewery and tasting room.


Back 40 Brewing

Pemberton (2018)

This one has been in the works for a while, and is finally getting close. Not to be confused with Alabama’s award-winning Back Forty Beer Company or Back Forty Brewery in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.


Bulkley Valley Brewery

Smithers (NOW OPEN! )

Craft beer is coming back to Smithers in a big way, five years after the closure of Plan B Brewery. Rumour has it the Buckley Valley folks even tracked down the old Plan B beer fridge in Prince Rupert and brought it back to its rightful home.


Cat & Fiddle Brewpub

Port Coquitlam (summer 2018)

This popular PoCo pub is hoping to open its own microbrewery on site. The race is on with Northpaw to be Port Coquitlam’s first craft brewery!


Cutbank Brewery

Prince George (2019)

No location yet for this brewery, but the plan is for 15-barrel brewhouse somewhere in Prince George.


Electric Bicycle Brewing

Vancouver (spring 2018)

Named after its building’s former tenant, an electric bicycle manufacturer, this brewery has a 10-barrel brewing system feeding eight draft lines and six dedicated growler lines in its 50-seat tasting room. Also, grilled cheese sandwiches! Yum!


Fraser Mills Fermentation Co.

Coquitlam (2019)

If it grows, Fraser Mills Fermentation will make booze out of it—whether that means beer, cider, wine, or spirits. This fermentorium will be at the centre of a new 85-acre development on the site of a former lumber mill.


House of Funk Brewing

North Vancouver (summer 2018)

This brewery is going to be focusing on the funkier side of craft beer and will be located at 350 East Esplanade—right next door to Beere Brewing Company.


Loudmouth Brewing Co.

Abbotsford (summer 2018)

These brewers are hoping to make some noise in West Abbotsford and are already brewing at Chaos & Solace in Chilliwack.


Mighty Peace Brewing Co.

Fort St. John (Summer 2018)

Fort St. John is quickly becoming a craft beer hot spot. Mighty Peace hopes to be the second brewery in town, and has 15-barrel system ready and waiting to start brewing.


Northpaw Brew Co.

Port Coquitlam (spring 2018)

Construction is underway and beer is already being brewed at nearby Foamer’s Folly and Ridge Brewing Co. We’re hoping it opens its doors any day now.


Pemberton Valley Beer Works

Pemberton (2018)

This farm-based family-run brewery promises terroir in their beer, thanks to locally-sourced ingredients.


Rumpus Beer Company

Revelstoke (late 2018)

We’re ‘stoked that construction has already begun on this microbrewery in Revelstoke.


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Small Block Brewing Co.

Duncan (NOW OPEN!)

The Cowichan Valley’s newest brewery is going to be focusing on hand-crafted British ales and will be located south of downtown on the same block as Red Arrow Brewing Company.


Smithers Brewing Co.

Smithers (fall 2018)

This 3,000 sq.-ft. brewery—just two blocks away from Bulkley Valley Brewing—is beginning to take shape and should hopefully be up and running before the end of the year.


Streetcar Brewing

North Vancouver (spring 2018)

Lower Lonsdale is quickly becoming a great place to drink craft beer. Streetcar will be the fourth brewery to open within walking distance of the SeaBus terminal.


Trench Brewing and Distilling

Prince George (Spring 2018)

Trench was hoping to be open this past summer, but got caught up in red tape (a familiar story here in B.C.).


Ucluelet Brewing Co.

Ucluelet (summer 2018)

This brewery is turning a disused church into a craft beer shrine. The residents of Ucluelet are about to become very devout.


Vice and Virtue Brewing Company

Kelowna (summer 2018)

V&V will be the fourth brewery to open at the corner of Richter and Baillie, joining Kettle River, Tree and Red Bird.


Wildeye Brewing

North Vancouver (late 2018)

The Lynn Creek neighbourhood is getting another craft brewery, just down the street from Bridge Brewing, Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers and Sons of Vancouver Distillery.


The Wildwood Pub

Powell River (summer 2018)

Formerly the Red Lion Pub, this brewpub promises innovative lagers and punk rock, which sounds like the best thing ever.


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