• Shelley Boettcher

25 Canuck craft breweries worth seeking out

Craft breweries are small, independently owned breweries that focus on making beer in small batches. find aThey’re sometimes called microbreweries, a term that dates back to the 1970s. Nano-breweries are even tinier; they make only a few hundred litres at a time. Here, just a few that you’ll cross Western Canada:

British Columbia:

Arrowhead Brewing Company (Invermere, B.C.)

Bad Tattoo Brewing Co. (Penticton, B.C.)

Barkerville Brewing Co. (Quesnel, B.C.)

Black Kettle Brewing Co. (Vancouver, B.C.)

Brassneck Brewery (Vancouver, BC)

Cannery Brewing Co. (Penticton, B.C.)

Central City Brewers (Surrey, BC)

Crannog Ales (Sorrento, BC)

Driftwood Brewery (Victoria, BC)

Fernie Brewing Co. (Fernie, BC)

Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. (Revelstoke, B.C.)

Parallel 49 Brewing Company (Vancouver, BC)

Persephone Brewing Company (Gibsons, BC)

Tree Brewing Co. (Kelowna, B.C.)

Wheelhouse Brewing Company (Prince Rupert, BC)


Alley Kat Brewing Company (Edmonton, Alberta)

The Dandy Brewing Company (Calgary, Alberta)

Last Best Brewing and Distilling (Calgary, Alberta)

Tool Shed Brewing Company (Calgary, Alberta)

Village Brewery (Calgary, Alberta)


Black Bridge Brewery (Swift Current, Sask.)

Paddock Wood Brewing Co. (Saskatoon, Sask.)

Prairie Sun Brewery (Saskatoon, Sask.)


Farmery Estate Brewery (Winnipeg, Man.)

Half Pints Brewing Co. (Winnipeg, Man.)

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