Take a Self-Guided Powell Street Brewery Bike Tour

Ceviche and beer at Andina Brewing in Vancouver

Photo via Andina Brewing

Take in the heart of Vancouver’s craft brewery district in this self-guided tour through the Powell Street portion of “Yeast Van”. It visits five breweries on a 1.8 km-long route that is perfect for biking or walking.

Biking Note: This route uses quiet streets and bike lanes where possible, but it does involve a little bit of riding on busy streets. Walk your bike on the sidewalk if you aren’t comfortable. Use this link for turn-by-turn directions on Google maps.


1st Stop: Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Start your self-guided tour of Powell Street breweries at Parallel 49 Brewing.

Lauded as one of BC’s top craft breweries, Parallel 49 Brewing makes a wide range of beer styles and often verges into the experimental. Perennial favourites include the Trash Panda Hazy IPA and Ruby Tears Northwest Red Ale. They also have an indoor food truck serving up a full restaurant menu that includes, snacks, burgers, wings, and salads.

Location: 1990 Triumph Street, Vancouver

Table with beer and snacks at Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver

Photo via Parallel 49 Brewing/Instagram


2nd Stop: Andina Brewing

To get to your next stop, head west on Triumph Street. Go left on Salisbury, then right on Pandora half a block later. Turn left on Woodland, then right on Franklin, and finally right on McLean. Cross Powell Street at the light and arrive at Andina Brewing.

Andina Brewing brings something different to East Vancouver’s craft beer scene. The brewery’s founders celebrate their Columbian roots in the decor of the tasting room, the South American food on offer, and of course the beer. Many of their brews have a Latin American twist since they are made with panela cane sugar or fruits like guava.

Location: 1507 Powell Street, Vancouver

Exterior of Andina Brewing in Vancouver

Photo via Andina Brewing


3rd Stop: Powell Brewery

Your third stop is located just half a block west along Powell Street. Thankfully, the north sidewalk is also a multi-use path for walkers and pedestrians.

The family-run operation at Powell Brewery has a history of making award-winning beers. In addition to classics like Old Jalopy Pale Ale and Ode to Citra Pale Ale, they also offer up a line of low-calorie beers under the SLTZR moniker. The owners also run Aftermath Barbecue, so you can often enjoy delicious Texas-style brisket, sausage, and more served on the patio.

Location: 1357 Powell Street, Vancouver

The exterior of Powell Brewery in Vancouver

Photo via Powell Brewery/Instagram


4th Stop: Callister Brewing

You’ll have to backtrack slightly to get to your next stop. Head back east along Powell, then turn right to go south on McLean. Make your next right onto Franklin and find Callister Brewing near the end of the block.

Callister Brewing touts itself as Canada’s first collaborative brewery. They support independent brewers to brew and sell beer with them. They have 12 rotating taps and three cask engines. For non-drinkers, they also make Callister Craft Soda.

Location: 1338 Franklin Street, Vancouver

The bar at Callister Brewing in Vancouver

Photo via Callister Brewing


Last Stop: Container Brewing

To continue on your self-guided brewery tour, go west on Franklin, then turn right on Clark Drive. Head north for a block on Clark, then turn left onto Powell. Go left on Vernon, then left again onto Franklin to arrive at Container Brewing.

Named in honour of the nearby port, Container Brewing has a big, tw0-level tasting room and a patio where you can enjoy New England-inspired beer with a West Coast influence. They also have a resident food truck serving up snacks like chicken parm sandwiches and “beeramisu” which is made with stout-soaked ladyfingers.

Location: 1216 Franklin Street, Vancouver

A selection of beers on the patio at Container Brewing in Vancouver

Photo via Container Brewing/Instagram


More Area Breweries

If you want to continue touring breweries nearby, head to Superflux Beer Co. at 505 Clark Drive or Strathcona Beer Company at 895 East Hastings.

Or check out our other Vancouver Area Self-Guided Brewery Tours

  • Clark Drive Brewery Tour
  • Mount Pleasant Brewery Tour
  • Port Moody Brewery Tour
  • Langley Brewery Tour
  • Maple Ridge Brewery Tour


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