The independently-owned Nelson Brewing Company is one of BC’s pioneer craft breweries.

NBC opened in 1991 in a historic building that housed the original Nelson Brewing and Ice Company back in 1897. The modern-day operation was a pioneer microbrewery in the Kootenays, BC’s first craft operation east of the Okanagan, and played a big role in introducing craft beer to the region. Its beers are available throughout BC but there’s nowhere better to enjoy them than in Nelson — the city that gave the brewery its name. Nelson Brewing Company are proud to craft beer that has been enjoyed by locals for over 30 years and has become an integral part of the Kootenay lifestyle.

Fun Fact

The original Nelson Brewing and Ice Company ultimately merged with other regional breweries to form the Columbia Brewing Company. By the 1950s all production was moved to a single facility in Creston, Which is still going strong, producing Kokanee and other products under Labatt’s ownership.


Accessibility & Inclusion

  • Gender neutral washrooms

Beer Service

  • Full Draught Service
    Draught Beer By the Glass
  • Growler Fills
  • Keg Sales/Rentals
    Keg Rentals and Sales
  • Retail
    Cans and/or bottles available for purchase
  • Samples & Flights Only


  • Bike Racks
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
    you can bring the kids
  • Has Tours
    offers guided tours of their facility
  • Merchandise
    shirts, hats available for sale
  • Patio

Food Service

  • Snacks
    Light Snacks Available

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