mage by: Peter Kraayvanger
North Vancouver has become a go-to destination for craft beer, with tons of breweries and distilleries dotted throughout the north shore. Not surprising for the historic birthplace of Canadian craft beer: the country’s first microbrewery, The Horseshoe Bay Brewery, was founded in 1982. Keep reading to discover three of our top picks for this stop on BC’s Ale Trail.
This family business was built on high quality beer and great service. And with a name like Beere, you know the brew is going to be good! The brewery and tasting room is located on the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in the Shipyards district. Sit outside and take in panoramic views of the city while sipping unique offerings like their Pinky Tuscadero: a zesty and smooth lemonade sour featuring locally sourced raspberries.
Working in small batches with a mission to push boundaries, experiment, and shift people’s perceptions of lagers, House of Funk offers up a fresh and unique beer menu. Every brew spends time fermenting in wood or is subjected to “an onslaught of wild yeast, souring bacteria, and other funky micro-organisms.” Located on the edge of the Shipyards district in Lower Lonsdale, the brewery also has a curated menu of snacks and seasonal small plates.
Located along Dollarton Highway towards beautiful Deep Cove, this brewery was built with its community in mind, with local and sustainable practices at the focus. Their Premium Deep Cove Lager won Gold at the 2021 Canadian Brewing Awards for its fresh crisp flavour and subtle grainy sweetness, brewed from locally sourced hops.
Holiday Inn North Vancouver is conveniently located and the perfect place to relax after touring the local breweries. Designed with comfort in mind, our North Vancouver hotel features a wide variety of comfortable rooms and suites outfitted with free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, coffee stations, and large flat screen TVs, along with access to our excellent on-site hotel amenities. Make your staycation reservations today.