Downtown Courtenay is home to this popular craft brewery with an on-site burger bar.
Based in a one-time car mechanic’s shop, Gladstone Brewing embraces that heritage with a tasting room that is decorated with old car parts and automobile memorabilia. At its opening in 2015, the brewery’s capacity was only enough to supply its own tasting room and a few local restaurants. Upon recent completion of a major expansion to nearly double its original brewing capacity, the brewery now supplies Vancouver Island with its core lineup and seasonals in 4-packs of tall cans. Plan a trip to the source to enjoy what Gladstone has to offer.
Along with a range of delicious beers, the Gladstone kitchen serves up burgers, tacos, and house-smoked meats to keep your hunger pangs away as you sip and socialize on the all-weather patio, which is always busy with friendly locals ready to enjoy a conversation.
Owners Daniel and Alexandra Sharratt were living on Gladstone Avenue in Victoria when he began experimenting with home brewing, so he called his home operation Gladstone Brewing. Later, when they moved to Courtenay and decided to open their own brewery, they brought the name with them.
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