Part of a trio of breweries that kicked off the craft beer revolution in BC in 1984, VI Brewing is still going strong today.
Vancouver Island Brewing opened as Island Pacific Brewing in 1984, the same year Granville Island Brewing and Spinnakers Brewpub began operating. The brewery’s original location was in Saanichton, about half an hour north of Victoria, but in 1991 the name changed to Vancouver Island Brewing, and a few years later it moved to its current downtown location on Government Street. VI Brewing has been a local leader with a strong following throughout Vancouver Island for a long time now. A recent ownership change, renovations to the facility, and a contemporary rebranding is helping introduce the brewery to a new and younger audience, too. Stop by for a tour and tasting.
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