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Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits

Welcome to Victoria, B.C.'s Craft Beer Capital! With a variety of small boutique-like producers, Victoria is famous for its locally made beers, ciders, wines and spirits. Explore the city's brewing culture, learn about the brewing process and get a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of a brewery or enjoy some of the many excellent brews with a delicious meal at one of many Victoria taphouses.

From Victoria Beer Week to the Great Canadian Beer Festival, the city is host to several annual beer-focused events that showcase, celebrate and educate Victoria's residents and visitors about craft beers.

With thirteen craft breweries right in town and several handfuls of unique restaurants whose menus are built to showcase local beer, it is clear that a dedication to high-quality, locally-made brews is a key component of Victoria's distinctive culture.


Tourism Victoria is a proud partner of the BC Ale Trail. Check out the best of Victoria's craft beer scene, as well as a special beer-tinerary for those who want to experience it all. Find out more> 


Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day series of events highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries while educating greater Victoria residents about craft beer. 

Find out more about Victoria Beer Week 2017 and check back for information on 2018.

Beer never tasted better than right at the source. Plan your Victoria craft-cation now with a tour of Victoria's favorite beer locations. Cheers!

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Member Listings

328 Taphouse & Grill

102-328 Wale Road
Colwood, BC V9B 0J8
Phone:  (250) 940-1870
328 Taphouse and Grill is an exciting addition to the Victoria restaurant scene. 328 features 40 taps, highlighting the talents of local craft brewers in the South Island and Pacific Northwest. ... more

Canadian Craft Tours

660 Oswego Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1T3
Phone:  (778) 320-3409
Daily Craft Brewery, Distillery and Wine tours in Victoria, BC. Join us for 3-5 of the best Breweries, Distilleries or Wineries on Vancouver Island. Looking for a great way to spend the day ... more

CANOE Brewpub Marina & Restaurant

450 Swift Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1S3
Phone:  (250) 361-1940
Fax:  (250) 361-1950
Located at the foot of downtown Victoria's historic Chinatown, CANOE features waterfront patios on the best western exposure along Victoria's Inner Harbour. Enjoy our handcrafted beer, real food made ... more

Cascadia Liquor Stores

Uptown Boulevard
(Across from Walmart)
Victoria, BC V8W 1V4
Phone:  (250) 590-1940
Cascadia is a full-service group of Vancouver Island-based liquor stores, dedicated to elevating the liquor retail experience by delivering outstanding service, a surprising product range with a ... more

Category 12 Brewing

Unit C 2200 Keating Cross Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2A6
Phone:  (250) 652-9668
A family run brewery specializing in the precision crafting of Northwest & Belgian inspired ales. Come enjoy a tour or a tasting in our taproom! Open 12-6 Tuesday to Saturday. more

deVine Vineyards

6181 B Old West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC V8M 1W8
Phone:  (250) 665-6983
DeVine Vineyards is Victoria's iconic family Winery and Distillery, producing award-winning wines and spirits from local grapes, grain, fruit and honey. Visit our beautiful tasting room and enjoy ... more

Driftwood Brewery

102 - 450 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 1Y7
Phone:  (250) 381-2739
Driftwood Brewing Company was founded in the spring of 2008 by two very passionate and experienced brewers, Jason Meyer and Kevin Hearsum. They wanted to make and sell the kind of beer they liked ... more

Great Canadian Beer Festival

Victoria, BC .
Phone:  (250) 383-2332
Fax:  (250) 595-7729
The Great Canadian Beer Festival is Canada's oldest and longest running beer festival and is now in its 25th year of operation. The Great Canadian Beer Festival has featured craft beers ... more

Hoyne Brewing

101-2740 Bridge Street
Victoria, BC V8T 5C5
Phone:  (250) 590-5758
Fax:  (250) 590-3735
Since opening the doors in December 2011, Hoyne Brewing Company has striven to brew the finest craft beer with uncompromising quality and consistency batch after batch. A master in his craft since ... more

Merridale Ciderworks

1230 Merridale Road
Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0
Phone:  (250) 743-4293   Toll Free:  (800) 998-9908
Fax:  (250) 743-9310
Merridale is a delicious destination in the Cowichan Valley—an apple orchard, craft cider house, small batch distillery, and wedding and event venue. Join us for a cider or spirits tasting; enjoy ... more
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