Part of a trio of breweries that kicked off the craft beer revolution in BC in 1984, Vancouver Island Brewing is still going strong today.
Island Pacific Brewing was founded in 1984 by small business owners in southern Vancouver Island and serviced the pubs on Vancouver Island with brands such as Goldstream Lager, Hermann’s Dark Lager and Piper’s Pale Ale. Outgrowing their home in central Saanich in the mid-90s, they moved to their current home on Government Street in 1996, accompanied by a name-change to Vancouver Island Brewery. The facility was purpose-built and was the first production brewery in downtown Victoria since Labatt levelled the old Victoria-Phoenix Brewery in 1982. Swing by the modern storefront for tours and a tasting.
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