The Craft Distillery Craze Comes to Vancouver

Long Table Distillery

It was the Pacific Northwest that put craft beer on the map, with cities like Portland pioneering artisanal suds. Now Vancouver is leading the way in another craft renaissance, this time in distillery.

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The Craft Distillery Craze Comes to Vancouver

Like Beer? Local Brewery Voted Best in Canada

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There are lots of ways to beat the heat wave that’s got Vancouver feeling a lot like Southern California right now.  You can take a dip at the city’s beaches and pools, cool off with some award-winning gelato or hike up to the North Shore mountains – still snow-capped after a record-breaking winter.

But, if you’re like me, there’s only one tried-and-true way to stay cool on a hot afternoon: an ice cold beer on the patio.

Luckily, Vancouver now officially boasts some of the best beer in Canada, according to the results of the Canadian Brewing Awards in June, the biggest, baddest brewing competition in the country.

Taking home Brewery of the Year honours was none other than Surrey’s Central City Brewing, which beat out nearly 100 breweries from across the country for the prestigious title.  This year’s awards featured a total of 559 beers from 96 breweries, competing for beer glory in 37 different categories.

So where can you taste these prize-winning suds?  And which of Central City’s beers goes best with a balmy summer day?

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Like Beer? Local Brewery Voted Best in Canada