Nanaimo’s newest brewery is the city’s first with a downtown location.
Named for the sailboats that dot Nanaimo’s harbour, White Sails has a big, welcoming tasting room reminiscent of a German beer hall, with a warm glass-enclosed gas fireplace at its heart. The building’s location has a connection to Nanaimo brewing history: It was once the site of the Newcastle Hotel that was owned by John Mahrer, brewmaster of Nanaimo Brewing, one of the earliest breweries in the city back in the 1890s. There’s something to think about while you enjoy a glass of fresh beer today!
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