Photo credit: The Growler website.
As I mentioned last week, 2017 was B.C.’s biggest year ever for craft beer growth, with 26 new breweries opening around the province. There are currently 154 craft breweries and brewpubs operating in B.C., and that number is set to grow again in 2018.
Here’s a look at some of the breweries we have our eye on this year…
BULKLEY VALLEY BREWERY
Smithers (summer 2018)
Craft beer is coming back to Smithers in a big way, five years after the closure of Plan B Brewery. Rumour has it the Buckley Valley folks even tracked down the old Plan B beer fridge in Prince Rupert and brought it back to its rightful home. BulkleyValleyBrewery.ca
ELECTRIC BICYCLE BREWING COMPANY
Vancouver (spring 2018)
Named after its building’s former tenant, an electric bicycle manufacturer, this brewery has a 10-barrel brewing system feeding eight draft lines and six dedicated growler lines in its 50-seat tasting room. Bonus: gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches! The paint job on the building looks pretty spiffy, we’re hoping the beers are just as vibrant and interesting. ElectricBicycleBrewing.com
Filed under: Business of Beer, People of Beer, Pubs & Taprooms
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