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.

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Take a Self-Guided Powell Street Brewery Bike Tour

First Impressions, Part 4: Vancouver’s Beer

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Hello again, Vancouver.

In case you missed the last installment of this series, my name is Tom. I’m new in Town.

I just moved here from my hometown of Ottawa. It was a bit of leap of faith because I’d never been to BC before, but it’s all paid off. You see, I’ve already fallen in love with your city.

Vancouver has a lot going for it: Stanley Park, the SkyTrain, Science World, and more. But as I clumsily learn my way through its neighbourhoods—all unfamiliar to me—I’m learning that there is so much more to this city than the obvious. As a Vancouver newbie, I’m finding that even the city’s ordinary is excellent. Even the mundane is thrilling. Yes, Vancouver, with my fresh set of eyes, I’m here to remind you to appreciate the little things—the lovely little things—because your city is full of them.

Case in point? Your beer.

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First Impressions, Part 4: Vancouver’s Beer

Hopping Around Vancouver Microbreweries

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Photo from the 33 Acres website

With a comprehensive offering of local ingredients, a notable desire to support local, and evolving provincial liquor laws, Greater Vancouver has seen a surge in microbreweries that shows no sign of slowing down.

Recent government announcements have unveiled plans to phase in the sale of beer, wine and spirits in British Columbia grocery stores and farmers markets, as well as new regulations around happy hour and larger site licenses at music festivals. These developments have seen provincial market shares for artisanal beer double over the past four years, with industry experts forecasting a count of more than 80 active breweries by the end of 2014.

With this, visitors and residents of Vancouver have an inspiring selection of local suds, with many incorporating tasting rooms, growler shops and the inclusion of local food trucks offerings.

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Hopping Around Vancouver Microbreweries

Featured Vancouverite: Graham With

Hometown: Tsawwassen, British Columbia

How long have you been a Vancouverite? 7 Years

Occupation:
Head Brewer at Parallel 49 Brewing Company. Parallel 49 is the newest addition to Vancouver’s thriving craft brewery scene. We have a tasting room where you can sample all of our beers, tour our facilities and purchase our beers to go — this is also a fun way to spend a day in the city!

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Featured Vancouverite: Graham With