Canada’s original brewpub is still leading the craft beer revolution more than 30 years later.
There are so many reasons to visit Spinnakers. It was Canada’s first brewpub when it opened in 1984, so it’s a pilgrimage of sorts for beer lovers. But Spinnakers was also an early proponent of the local food movement and its chef continues to work closely with local farmers and food producers today.
Of course, the main reason is the beer, including some original recipes dating back 30 years, cutting-edge styles such as sours and barrel-aged beers, daily casks and ciders made on-site. Spinnakers’ own guesthouses even allow you to use it as a home base for exploring Victoria’s diverse craft beer community.
Fancy a flight? Here are some sampler suggestions for Spinnakers Brewpub