Ahoy matey! Esquimalt’s own craft brewery reflects its nautical heritage.
Founded in 1998, Lighthouse’s beers and marketing have always reflected a nautical theme. This makes good sense based on its location in Esquimalt, home to Canada’s Pacific Coast naval base. But that location has set the brewery apart somewhat from the rest of the breweries in Victoria, which form a ring around the Upper Harbour known as the Beer Mile or Brewery Bay. The addition of a tasting room and picnic area at the brewery have definitely made it into a destination worth checking out. And if you’re a cyclist you’ll be thrilled to hear the brewery is located right next to the E&N Rail Trail, which connects downtown Victoria with the Galloping Goose Trail near View Royal.
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