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Hop ‘Hoods

Your guide to BC's hoppiest neighbourhoods

June 7, 2016

By Vancouver magazine

Did our International Craft Beer Awards leave you craving malty pale ales, smooth stouts and delightfully bitter IPAs? Sorry, not sorry—But don’t worry! These bars and breweries scattered across BC, from the industrial streets of Railtown to the southern tip of Vancouver Island (and everywhere in between) are more than able to help quench your thirst.

Vancouver

Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery

Located in the heart of Brewery Creek, Big Rock Urban is the new Vancouver home of Big Rock Brewery. Their full scale brewery offers brewery tours and tastings, a beer store with growler fill bar, and also features a full-service restaurant & lounge serving beer-inspired dishes. 310 West 4th Avenue | 604.708.8311 | bigrockurban.com

FOUNDED 2015
TASTING ROOM Yes
GROWLER FILLS Yes
BEST-SELLING BEER Citradelic Single Hop IPA

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The Belmont Bar

The Belmont Bar brings new flavour to Granville Street with a wide selection of craft beers, specialty cocktails, fresh local fare, and nightly live entertainment. Open from 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite and brew after work or during a night on the town. 1006 Granville Street | 604.605.4340 | belmontbar.com

FOUNDED 2014
TASTING ROOM No
GROWLER FILLS No
BEST-SELLING BEER Tasman Pale Ale

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Powell Street Craft Brewery

PSCB is an independent microbrewery owned and operated by Nicole and David, a husband-and-wife team focused on creating high-quality craft beers that everyone can enjoy. Visit the Powell Street tasting room to try their award-winning ales, seasonal stouts and tart kettle sours. 1357 Powell Street | 604.558.2537 | powellbeer.com

FOUNDED 2012
TASTING ROOM Yes
GROWLER FILLS Yes
BEST-SELLING BEER Ode to Citra Pale Ale & Old Jalopy Pale Ale

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Richmond

BRB Co.

BRB Co. has been brewing small-batch craft beers since 1997. Recently re-branded as ‘Be Right Back’ Brewing Co., this Richmond brewery is committed to producing easy-drinking, high-quality beers. Whether you’re sipping a flagship ale or seasonal brew, you’re guaranteed a fresh flavour that won’t compete with your palate. #180–14200 Entertainment Boulevard | 604.271.2739 | brbco.ca

FOUNDED 1997
TASTING ROOM Yes
GROWLER FILLS Yes
BEST-SELLING BEER Kentucky Common

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Victoria

Category 12 Brewing

Owner and head brewer Michael Kuzyk puts his PhD in Biochemistry to good use at Category 12 Brewing: each batch, whether a colossal Northwest-style ale or Belgian-inspired beer, is meticulously crafted. Try a tasting flight or fill your growler in the taproom—the tap list is always changing! 2200 Keating Cross Road | 250.652.9688 | category12beer.com

FOUNDED 2015
TASTING ROOM Yes
GROWLER FILLS Yes
BEST-SELLING BEER Distruption Black IPA

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