East Van Brewery Tour

East Van Brewery Tour

City Tour, 7 miles

Craft brewing has exploded over the last ten years in Vancouver, and East Vancouver has become a hot spot for these small, independent breweries, each offering a variety of options for beer lovers. This bicycle based brewery tour features some of our favourite stops, along with some places to grab coffee or food to fuel your journey. All tasting rooms allow children accompanied by an adult, and many have worked out deal with local food trucks, who will park outside and whose food can be brought inside. Disclaimer: Drink responsibly and ride safely!

route logistics:

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Map

Bikes

  • Spokes - $25+ daily for cruiser, city, mountain, road, tandem, kids, trail-a-bike, trailer, child seat
  • Bayshore - $30+ daily for cruiser, mountain, hybrid, tandem, kids, trail-a-bike or trailer.  Locks extra
  • English Bay - $30+ daily for cruiser, mountain, folding, tandem and kids.  Helmets and locks included.
  • EzeeRiders - $24+ daily for cruiser, mountain, road, electric, tandem, kids, trailer.
  • Reckless - $30+ daily for city, cruiser, road, electric, tandem, trail-a-bike, trailer and baby seat.  Includes helmet, lock, basket and map.

train stations

  • Start and end of route - Main Street-Science World, Skytrain's Expo & Millennium lines
  • System Map

what to bring?

Water bottle, cash for beer tasting and food

route highlights:

A. Postmark Brewing  55 Dunlevy Avenue | postmarkbrewing.com | (604) 699-1988

This small brewery in the heart of historic railtown is the perfect place to start you tour. A place where beer and art comes together, Postmark is known for collaborations with local artist. Enjoy the backdrop of the North Shore mountains while sampling a taster of some great local beer.

B. Parallel 49  1950 Triumph St | parallel49brewing.com | (604) 558-2739

Offering one of Vancouver's largest variety of craft beers, including infusion blends, for notoriously cheap prices (for Vancouver), Parallel 49 is well-known throughout Vancouver and definitely worth the visit.

C. JJ Bean Powell  1904 Powell Street | www.jjbeancoffee.com | (604) 254-0161

Need a caffeine boost as your tour East Van's many great breweries? The Powell St JJ Bean is the flagship location of this Vancouver Coffee tradition. Arguably the best coffee in Vancouver according to these coffee snobs.

D. Bomber Brewing  1488 Adanac Street | www.bomberbrewing.com | (604) 428-7457

Conveniently located along one of Vancouver's busiest bikeways, this small brewery offers some of the hoppiest IPA's on the city. And while you're at it, fill up your tires at their 'Free Air' station!

E. Strange Fellows Brewing Company  1345 Clark Drive | strangefellowsbrewing.com | (604) 215-0092

Newer onto the craft beer scene, Strange Fellows is quickly becoming a favourite in Vancouver. Co-Owners Iain Hill and Aaron Jonckheere have over 20 years combined experience crafting great tasting beer and have created a unique and welcoming tasting room with something for every taste. We recommend the Bayard Farmhouse Saison!

F. St. Augustine's  2360 Commercial Drive | staugustinesvancouver.com | (604) 569-1911

By far an East Van institution, St. Augustine's offers fantastic food, TV's for sports fans, and a comprehensive ever-changing beer list featuring over 60 varieties of beer from craft breweries throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Kid-friendly, 'Augustine's' is our childrens' favourite neighbourhood restaurant. Try the poutine!

G. Brassneck Brewery  2148 Main Street | brassneck.ca | (604) 259-7686

Small but always popular, Brassneck is our favourite stop before heading to a soccer game or into downtown with friends. Offering a great selection of beers, including some tasty Wit's and Porters, this brewery certainly tops our list.

H. 33 Acres Brewing Company  15 West 8th Avenue | 33acresbrewing.com | (604) 620-4589

While technically landing just outside of East Vancouver, we couldn’t leave this gem of a brewery out. Offering not just beer but also nibbles, including waffles on the weekend, this establishment doesn't scream “craft brewery,” and is a nice change of scenery. Try their California Common for a tasty change from West Coast IPAs.

I. Earnest Ice Cream  1829 Quebec Street | earnesticecream.com | (604) 428-0697

Need something sweet to balance the hoppy IPAs? Earnest Ice Cream is the perfect stop for your sweet tooth. A craft ice cream establishment, they offer rotating flavours, along with fan favourites. We recommend the Salted Caramel!

J. Tap & Barrel  1 Athletes Way | www.tapandbarrel.com | (604) 685-2223

The first restaurant to grace Olympic Village, Tap and Barrel is always a popular stop. The glorious two level patio overlooks False Creek and downtown Vancouver, and is an ideal place to watch the sunset. As a bonus, they oer both craft beers and local VQA wines, not to mention a substantial kids menu for youngsters.