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Guide: 8 best breweries of Grandview-Woodland

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We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that Vancouver has the best craft brewery scene in all of Canada. That said, if we tried to do a single list there would be like 30 amazing ones left out. So, this is the start of our neighbourhood brewery guide series. Buckle up, folks.

Here are all the best breweries in Grandview-Woodland.

Andina Brewing

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The word Andina refers to people (in this case, women) who come from the Andes. It’s only fair then that this spot has a unique South American flair to it. The bright yellow building is as unmistakable as their absolutely fantastic brews.

When: Monday to Thursday, 2PM-11PM and Friday to Sunday, 12PM-11PM
Where: 1507 Powell Street

Powell Brewery

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This microbrewery was started by husband and wife team David and Nicole. Their lineup reflects an intense dedication to detail and a passion for all things beer. It’s no surprise then to know that they won Beer of the Year in 2013 for the Old Jalopy Pale Ale.

When: Monday to Friday, 2PM-9PM, Friday/Saturday, 12PM-10PM and Sunday, 12PM-9PM
Where: 1357 Powell Street

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Callister Brewing Co.

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As Canada’s first collaborative brewery, Callister houses not one but three different brands under one roof. There’s Callister (of course), Good Buddy and Sundown, and each has its own flavour and approach.

When: Monday to Thursday, 2PM-9PM, Friday, 2PM-1PM, Saturday, 1PM-10PM and Sunday, 1PM-8PM
Where: 1338 Franklin Street

Storm Brewing

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As Vancouver’s longest running craft brewery, Storm is a must visit spot for anyone who likes beer. It’s really that simple. Although there’s no tasting lounge, you’re welcome to get a growler filled and chat with the owners while you’re there.

When: Tuesday to Thursday, 10AM-6PM, Friday/Saturday, 10AM-8PM, and Sunday, 1PM-8PM, Closed Monday
Where: 310 Commercial Drive

Parallel 49

parallel 49

A Vancouver staple, Parallel 49 has got a ton of beers going on at any given time. You’ve probably seen classics like Ruby Tears and the Craft Lager, but make sure you try something a little out there the next time you go.

When: Sunday to Thursday, 11AM-12AM and Friday/Saturday, 11AM-1AM
Where: 1950 Triumph Street

Off The Rail Brewing

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The brewmaster, Mike, was one of the first to introduce craft beer to Vancouver as a bartender at Railway Club in the 80s. Then, he started an organic hop farm in Mission and sold to other craft breweries. Now, he has fully immersed himself with Off The Rail. Highly authentic, if you ask us.

When: Sunday to Thursday, 12PM-8PM, Friday/Saturday, 12PM-10PM
Where: 1351 Adanac Street

Bomber Brewing

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Bomber has definitely cemented its spot as the sportiest brewery in East Van, even hosting annual hockey tournaments. The tasting room is a great place to go before a big game or stop by for a beer afterwards.

When: Daily, 12PM-11PM
Where: 1488 Adanac Street

East Van Brewing

east van brewing

You would think that with a name like East Van Brewing that this place would have been around forever, but they actually only started in 2014. Go live your best East Van lifestyle with East Van beer.

When: Sunday to Thursday, 12PM-11PM and Friday/Saturday, 12PM-12AM
Where: 1675 Venables Street

And that’s our guide to getting a beer in Grandview-Woodland! Now you can laugh in your friend’s face when they suggest to explore the area via beer tour.