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.

Enjoy some delicious food from Bad Dog’s own Hot Diggity Dog food trailer, including gourmet hot dogs (of course), burgers, wraps, smoked meat sandwiches and lots of other great options.

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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