Ucluelet Brewing Company brings a warm, welcoming, and slightly wild character to Vancouver Island

Ucluelet Brewing is located in a beautifully renovated church that is perched on an ideal hilltop location overlooking the town’s harbour and the Pacific Ocean beyond.

Originally built in the early 1950s, St. Aiden’s Church was deconsecrated in 2010. The idea of converting the building into a microbrewery was conceived between three local friends in 2015. After a few false starts, a concerted effort allowed it to open five years later following a complete interior renovation. The brewery’s opening, however, coincided with the arrival of the pandemic in 2020. Nonetheless, Ucluelet Brewing has thrived since then, becoming the community gathering place its founders hoped it would be.

The natural beauty of the building’s wooden architecture has been preserved and enhanced with repurposed and salvaged wood. For instance, the wood that fronts the bar and kitchen comes from the joists that were cut out of the floor where the brewing equipment is. And prior to that use they came from a building at the World War II-era Seaplane base so that wood has been re-used twice already!

A diversity of award-winning beer is offered on tap, in cans, kegs and growlers. There is a patio overlooking the harbour, and a warm, comfortable vibe inside. The tiny kitchen punches way above its weight and produces hearty and wholesome food atypical of your standard pub fare.

Fun Fact

Follow this link for more info on the renovation of St. Aiden’s Church.

Features

Accessibility & Inclusion

  • Gender neutral washrooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Beer Service

  • Full Draught Service
    Draught Beer By the Glass
  • Growler Fills
  • Guest Taps
  • 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
  • Samples & Flights Only
  • Single-Batch/Pilot Brews
  • Sour Beer Production

Experience

  • Bike Racks
  • Board Games
  • Family Friendly
    you can bring the kids
  • Live Music
    brewery occasionally hosts live music entertainment
  • Merchandise
    shirts, hats available for sale
  • Patio

Food Service

  • Brewpub or Restaurant
    expect tables, chairs, menus and meal options
  • Gluten-Friendly Options
  • Snacks
    Light Snacks Available

What Else?

  • Cider
  • Kombucha
  • Wine

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