Even bad dogs deserve good treats.

Founded by John and Rosie Lyle who built this brewery on their rural property north of “downtown” Sooke, Bad Dog Brewing offers a range of beer styles in a beautiful setting. The brewery’s playful name is reflected in its colourful, cartoony branding, and with dog-themed beer names like Tire Biter, Dizzy Dogs and Old Red. The brewery has a small tasting room, but the best way to enjoy their beers on site is to sit in the comfortable picnic area.

Bad Dog is a popular spot with locals dropping in to fill a growler or pick up packaged beer to go. It’s also a fun stop for tourists enjoying a west coast escape in Sooke. Cyclists will enjoy it as a reward after a steady climb up the town centre—at least it’s mostly downhill from there.

Fun Fact

Bad Dog occasionally brews a very special and unique beer called Octodog Apocalypse. This deep, dark stout is made with squid ink, imparting it with an abyssal blackness, as well as a lovely briny note, not unlike a traditional oyster stout. As heavy as that sounds. Octodog Apocalypse is actually quite light-bodied and quaffable.


Beer Service

  • Growler Fills
  • Retail
    Cans and/or bottles available for purchase
  • Samples & Flights


  • Has Tours
    offers guided tours of their facility
  • Merchandise
    shirts, hats available for sale

Food Service

  • Picnics
    bring a picnic basket (beer purchase mandatory)
  • Snacks
    Light Snacks Available
  • Delivery
    Check with brewery for more details
  • Take-Out
    Check with brewery for more details

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