Granville Island Brewery, Granville Island

The Retail Store at the Granville Island Brewery in Vancouver, British Columbia offers visitors the opportunity to take a little bit of Vancouver home with its wide variety of beer and ales as well as clothing and beer accessories such as mugs, accessories and other glassware. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

The Retail Store adjoining the Brewery and Taproom sells Granville Island Beer as well as seasonal limited edition varieties.

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Free

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Camera, Questions, Sense of Curiosity

With its pale yellow exterior and colourful banners hanging from its walls, the Granville Island Brewery is one of the Island's most interesting locales. Established in 1984, it first opened as a Microbrewery, creating beers locally for locales. Expanding with its popularity, the Brewery has moved its central operations to larger facilities, but its original location shadowed by the Granville Street Bridge still operates, hosting daily tours, taste testing in the adjoining Taproom and beer sales in the Retail Store. A fun stop on this busy Island, the Granville Island Brewery offers refreshing beer and an interesting local venue to relax and enjoy the tastes and experiences of Vancouver.

The Granville Island Brewery located under the Granville Street Bridge has been an important part of the Island's rise as a tourist destination after the region's revitalization in the 1970s.

Established in 1984, the Granville Island Brewery opened as Canada's first Microbrewery, meaning it produces only a finite amount of beer within a year - however, with growing demand its operations have expanded with satellite Breweries opening in the Okanagan Valley and Kelowna.

The Granville Island Brewery focuses on a line of beers which includes year round products ( English Bay Pale Ale, Cypress Honey Lager, Gastown Amber Ale, Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale, Brockton India Pale Ale and its original beer: Granville Island Lager) as well as limited release beers (Robson Street Hefeweizen [Summer], Oktoberfest [Fall], Merry Monks Doppelbock, Scottish Ale and Lions Winter Ale [Winter], Killarney Stout [St. Patrick's Day] and Ginger Beer [Spring]). Named for local Vancouver boroughs and locales, the Brewery embodies the spirit of the city it was created within and the city has embraced it as evidence of the umbrellas, signs and advertisements in almost every local pub in the region.

The larger operations have since been moved to the interior of British Columbia, but its doors are still open, experimenting with old beers and creating new ones. Visitors to Granville Island can take a Brewery Tour offered daily at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. The adjoining Taproom and Retail Store allow visitors to test out and purchase (or taste) a variety of beers including limited releases.

Open throughout the year, seven days a week, the Granville Island Brewery is an integral part of the Island offering visitors an unforgettable local experience.

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The Granville Island Brewery Tour (as well as a peek into the windows along its western walls) offers visitors a view into this popular brewery's operations in how its many popular different beer flavours are made on its Granville Island locale in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Visitors to the Granville Island Brewery in Vancouver, British Columbia can take the opportunity to sample the many beers brewed by this historic Brewery in its original locale under the Granville Street Bridge. The Taproom offers both regular beers and ales as well as limited release varieties.
Priding itself on its strong ties to the Vancouver community, the Granville Island Brewery uses images and named of the boroughs throughout Vancouver to express their flavours and varieties - most, proudly displayed on the Brewery's exterior, beckoning visitors to its doors.
Known for its locally brewed beers named for Vancouver's varied neighbourhoods, the Granville Island Brewery on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia offers visitors the opportunity to tour it, taste its many beers or buy some for a relaxing evening at home.


Location of Granville Island Brewery

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1441 Cartwright Street
V6H 3R7


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