As the calendar turns to a new year and a new decade, here is a list of more than 20 new breweries that are expected to open in British Columbia in 2020.

 

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Barnside Brewing – Delta

Watch for this farm-based brewery to open early in the year. Not far from Four Winds Brewing, the owners of Barnside are growing their own hops and barley to use in the beers they will be brewing. Based in a converted barn next to a cranberry bog, it will definitely be a destination brewery with a tasting room and outdoor patio.


Bricklayer Brewing – Chilliwack

As highlighted in the very slick video above, Bricklayer is set to open in Chilliwack this year. It’s actually one of two new breweries joining Flashback Brewing as part of the downtown revitalization happening in that Fraser Valley community. Field House Brewing is also opening a second location there.


Devil’s Bath Brewing – Port McNeill

This new brewery will extend the range of craft beer halfway up Vancouver Island. Rob Mangelsdorf, editor of The Growler and a contributor here, writes “Craft beer is coming to the North Island as three local homebrewing brothers plan to convert the former Shell gas station into the region’s first brewery using the brewhouse from the now defunct Forbidden Brewing in Courtenay.”


Erie Creek Brewing – Salmo

OK, I’m embarrassed to admit I had to look up where Salmo actually is. Turns out I’ve driven through it a few times on the Crowsnest Highway. Directly south of Nelson, the addition of this new brewery will complete a tidy West Kootenay loop of breweries including three in Nelson (Backroads Brewing, Nelson Brewing, and Torchlight Brewing), Rossland Beer Co. in Rossland, and Tailout Brewing in Castlegar. The brewery is based in a building that was originally a bank, and the old vault will be used as a games room. There is also a stage for live music.


Field House CHWK – Chilliwack

Abbotsford’s Field House Brewing is already considered one of BC’s most innovative breweries. Now it is planning on opening a second location in downtown Chilliwack.


 

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Fraser Mills Fermentation Co. – Port Moody

The first brewery in Port Moody NOT on Brewers Row, Fraser Mills Fermentation Co. plans to make all sorts of fermented beverages, including cider, wine and mead, in addition to beer, of course. Opening Day is getting close and they are very excited, as you will see and hear in the video above!


Grand Forks Beer – Grand Forks

Locals were very excited when they saw these banners go up on the future location of their very own craft brewery!


 

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New beer in Old Town. 2020. – #bccraftbeer

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Herald Street Brew Works – Victoria

The good folks at Steel & Oak Brewing have teamed up with the owners of the Drake Eatery to build this new brewery in Victoria. Fingers crossed that it opens by the spring after a series of long delays.


Hornby Island Brewing – Hornby Island

One of the most beautiful Gulf Islands will soon have its very own craft brewery.


Jackknife Brewing – Kelowna

Brad Tomlinson, ex-brewer from Kettle River Brewing, is opening his own brewery right next door, adding to the boom of new breweries that have popped up in Kelowna over the past few years. Expect Jackknife to open in February.


Lakesider Brewing – West Kelowna

This brewery will be joining Kind Brewing on the west side of Okanagan Lake some time in 2020.


 

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Locality Brewing – Langley

These folks have been busy growing their own hops and growing and malting their own barley, which they plan on using in their own beer once they open this brewery.


Mountainview Brewing – Hope

Hope: the place we all stop for a rest break on the way up or down the Coquihalla. Soon we’ll have a real reason to stop!


Neighbourhood Brewing – Penticton

From the owners of Yellow Dog Brewing comes this highly anticipated addition to Penticton’s already excellent beer scene.


Patina Brewing – Port Coquitlam
This brewery and barbecue joint is coming to downtown PoCo.


Rusted Rake Brewing – Nanoose Bay

This Vancouver Island farm hopes to add a brewery in 2020.


Shaketown Brewing – North Vancouver

Yet another new brewery planned for the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver, joining several others that have opened there in recent years, including: Beere Brewing, House of Funk Brewing, North Point Brewing and Streetcar Brewing.


Shoreline Brewing – Kelowna

This new brewery will be part of The Shore development in the Lower Mission neighbourhood.


Smugglers Trail Caskworks – Langley

This brewery has been building its brand through contract brewing but hopes to open its own facility in the Port Kells area of Langley.


Tidal Brewing – Qualicum Beach

Joining LoveShack Libations in Qualicum Beach, this new brewery will be part of the East Village development project there.


Ucluelet Brewing – Ucluelet

This brewery will be located in an old church, adding a second destination on the west coast of Vancouver Island along with longtime local fave, Tofino Brewing.


 

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Ursa Minor Brewing – Burns Lake

Located on Ootsa Lake about an hour south of Burns Lake, itself halfway between Prince George and Smithers, this brewery will join several others that have opened in Northern BC over the past few years.


There are still a few more new breweries that might open in 2020, including: Batch 44 Brewery & Kitchen in Sechelt; Hudson Taphouse & Brewpub in Victoria; Studio Brewing in Burnaby; Sundown Beer Co. in North Vancouver; Unleashed Brewing in Kelowna.

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