Ask any hophead from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and you’ll hear the same refrain: craft beer in Canada just keeps getting better. Hoppier IPAs! Lighter lagers! Even more sour sours! There’s so much going on, it can be hard to keep up—but our annual report of the best beer towns in Canada is here to help. The 2018 edition covers even more hoppy happenings, the latest ester experiments, and the most up-and-coming sudsy cities. We’ve used the same rating system this time around, so here’s a refresher:
🍺 – Taps in Town rates the total number of breweries and brewpubs where you can grab a pint.
🏅 – Praise and Slays is all about awards—the more a town has, the better the rating!
🦄 – Creative Spirit is awarded for originality, whether that means creating unique flavours or building a brand-new beer following.
Whether you need IBU inspiration or are looking for a malty getaway, we’ve got your must-sip cities right here. These towns are home to some of the best breweries in Canada and should be on any beer lover’s bucket list. Let’s get hopping.