Responsible Drinker wrote:There's also Dockside Brewing, also on Granville island. The brewer has quite a few years and places (countries) under his belt, and makes some interesting stuff. Plenty of lagers.
Also, pick up anything from Old Yale!
Josh Oakes wrote:I strongly recommend against going to Dockside. The beer is really poorly made. With the recent improvements at Dix, I can't imagine why anyone would include Dockside in their itinerary. Foul, foul stuff.
Other quick notes - there are no beer bars in Vancouver. A random pub crawl will yield the odd micro but even the best places aren't especially reliable. Just avoid anything that even looks like a sports bar and you ought to find something. If it does look like a sports bar, it's Molbatt all the way.
Bottles? At a bar? Good luck.
Current seasonals...Yaletown has a diacetylly Pilsner last I checked but the next seasonal is hopefully imminent; Steamworks has NXNW IPA and Kriek. Granny has the usual Lion's Winter and Doppelbock I imagine, maybe the Oktoberfest still. Not sure what Dix has.
Dix...obviously if you know where this is located you know it will be slammed all weekend. The street is already closed out front for party preparations. The first choice for beer lovers by far, but for thousands of other people as well so get there when they fling the doors open would be my recommendation.
Otherwise...uh...Archer Ale House? Things just haven't changed much in the past several years out here.
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