Enjoy Italian-inspired craft beer and food in East Vancouver.

New in-house food partner Local Pizzaiolo provides delicious Italian pizza and snacks - now available on Uber Eats!

Vancouver’s East Side has a long historical connection with Italian culture: restaurants and cafés, delis, gelaterias, pizzerias, and — thanks to this brewery — craft beer! 

Luppolo (pronounced loop-o-lo) is Italian for “hops,” one of the core ingredients in beer. The brewery chose this name to reflect the Italian heritage of two of its owners and to embrace the concepts of craftsmanship, community and family, values they feel are closely associated with Italian culture. The brewery’s branding is both elegant and playful, and the tasting room’s decor is attractive and welcoming. Luppolo’s approach to brewing embraces a mix of old world and contemporary craft styles, often with a bit of an Italian twist, like the Tart Wild Ale brewed with heaps of Italian prune plums.

The brewery’s own kitchen offers a variety of Italian aperitivo (appetizers), including a selection of Italian cured meats and cheeses, antipasti, salads and focaccia. Luppolo has also partnered with Mordimi, an authentic Italian pizzeria that now operates at the brewery, so you can get fantastic pizza there, too. 

A patio was added during the pandemic, allowing for patrons to be served outside. Luppolo is also a partner in BeerVan, a collective of small family-owned Vancouver craft breweries and beverage producers working together to deliver their products locally. You can also do Take Out – walk in, call in, or order online  (pizza and beer).

Fun Fact

Is there such a thing as Italian craft beer? 

The answer is yes, sort of. While Italy is well known for its wine culture, craft beer has been on the upswing there over the past two decades. Italian brewers created a wine-beer hybrid called Italian Grape Ale that is now being brewed around the world, including here in BC. Italian Pilsners incorporate more dry-hopping than the traditional German/Czech lagers they are based on. Apparently, some Italian craft breweries have even experimented with beers brewed with tomatoes and basil, but maybe those ingredients are best left in sauces!

Features

Accessibility & Inclusion

  • Baby Change Table (gender neutral washroom)
  • Code of Conduct on Brewery's Website
  • Gender Neutral Washrooms
  • Safe Space Signage
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Beer Service

  • Barrels
    Barrel-aged beer production
  • Full Draught Service
    Draught Beer By the Glass
  • Keg Sales/Rentals
    Keg Rentals and Sales
  • Non Alcoholic Beer Available
    This brewery stocks it but doesn't make it.
  • Retail
    Cans and/or bottles available for purchase
  • Single-Batch/Pilot Brews
  • Sour Beer Production

Experience

  • Bike Racks
  • Family Friendly
    you can bring the kids
  • Merchandise
    shirts, hats available for sale
  • Patio

Food Service

  • Brewpub or Restaurant
    expect tables, chairs, menus and meal options
  • Snacks
    Light Snacks Available

What Else?

  • Cider
  • Cocktails
  • Craft Sodas
  • Spirits
  • Wine

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