Nanaimo has a new brewery as of late 2015. White Sails Brewing is located close to the ferry terminal in what I would guess is downtown Nanaimo. I headed over on the ferry with my bike to check the brewery out.
The brewery is located in what used to be a neighbourhood pub across for the Maffeo Sutton Park. The tasting room is really striking, with lots of great timber accents and a nice big fireplace. When I was there, they had 7 different beers to sample or fill growlers with. Three of their core beers are sold in bombers also.
They have a patio in the summer. The look of the place reminds me of photos of German beer halls. Click through for more photos.