Photo credit: The Growler website.
Vancouver’s Steel Toad Brewing Company is no more, but the beer will continue to flow at the historic former Opsal Steel building.
Craft beer-focused restaurant chain Tap & Barrel have bought the brewpub and are planning to rebrand it as T&B Brewing Co. (not to be confused with nearby R&B Brewing Co.)
Steel Toad, which opened in 2014, will be closing its doors as of Jan. 31, with T&B Brewing Co. expected to reopen in the spring after rebranding and renovating the space.
“We see this as a natural strategic step in our company’s evolution,” said Ryan Craig, Tap & Barrel’s beverage director, via email. “We are heavily invested in the local craft beer industry in this province. This gives us the ability to take our collaborations and innovations to an unprecedented level, while deepening our relationships with our brewery partners.”