This brewery and distillery on the outskirts of Victoria embraces its Scottish background wholeheartedly.

Twa Dogs' tasting room is dog-friendly so feel free to bring your furry loved ones in with you. And those who bring in their pooch get Happy Hour pricing on the in-house brewed beers.

Graeme Macaloney was born in Glasgow, Scotland, where he developed a love for both whisky and beer. When he moved to Canada he set himself the goal of building a place where both would be produced side by side. Macaloney’s Island Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery is just that place. Twa Dogs is a reference to 18th century Scottish poet Robbie Burns; indeed, each beer’s name comes from a Burns poem as well. 

Within its spacious facility is a beautiful tasting room where you can enjoy the full range of beers or a taster’s flight of whiskies, which are also available for sale in bottles. Take an entertaining tour to learn more about the brewing and distilling process. You can even enjoy a beer right inside the brewery and watch the brewers as they work. There is also an outdoor patio beside the tasting room.

Tours of the brewery and distillery are offered regularly. Click here for more info and to book your tour.

Fun Fact

Head Brewer Nicole MacLean has the right accent to work here: she hails from Scotland where she previously worked at the (in)famous brewery, BrewDog.


Beer Service

  • Barrels
    Barrel-aged beer production
  • Full Draught Service
    Draught Beer By the Glass
  • Growler Fills
  • Retail
    Cans and/or bottles available for purchase
  • Samples & Flights Only
  • Sour Beer Production


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

Food Service

  • Snacks
    Light Snacks Available

What Else?

  • Distilling
    spirit production

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