A popular past time on the west coast is trying new craft beer and cocktails. Experience specially curated flavour palettes inspired by the west coast. These businesses all pride themselves in providing sustainable locally made drinks for you to savour. Enjoy the ambience of these local breweries and distillery or find their offerings in many of the local pubs and restaurants throughout the community. It is no secret; these breweries and distilleries are extremely well-known and loved on Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia.
Tofino Brewing Company
Long-time brewery, Tofino Brewing Company emerged on the scene in 2011 and has since made a huge name for themselves in the British Columbia beer community. Starting from humble beginnings, Tofino Brewing Co. can now be found heavily throughout BC. This brewery has an industrial look and laid back ambience, enjoy their tasting room or take a growler or cans to go. Find locally inspired flavours and ingredients in beers like the Kelp Stout, a full-bodied smooth beer that is brewed with local kelp. The Spruce Tree Ale is conditioned with locally harvested spruce tips making a fresh golden ale. If you’re looking for a light and hoppy taste, try a pint of the dimension ascension. Can’t decide which beer to try first? Order a flight of four tasting beers of your choice. Tofino brewing also offers a few bar snack options to accompany your beer sipping.
Open 7 days a week: 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
691 Industrial Way, Tofino, BC
Phone: (250) 725-2899
Ucluelet Brewing Company
A delightful addition to the Ucluelet food and beverage scene, Ucluelet Brewing is nestled within a beautifully restored church that overlooks the Ucluelet harbour and surrounding mountains. Ucluelet Brewings’ Beers are available in cans or growlers fills for takeout, or in their tasting room along with their simple savoury food menu. A unique stand out of their beer offerings is the “better late than never cranberry kettle sour”, brewed with cranberries handpicked from Ahousaht. Many guests enjoy the resurrection red, a balanced and malty Irish red ale. Be on the lookout for their limited edition taps and featured guest taps. Ucluelet Brewing offers more than just beer on their drink menu, check out island-made ciders from Merridale Cidery and Distillery. Their food menu has some great snacks for sharing, like, potato skins with bacon and Vancouver Island cheddar cheese, or chips with house-made salsa. If you are looking for more than a snack, they offer classics like grilled cheese or hoppy mac and cheese, sure to satisfy your hunger. Enjoy a great beer in the heart of Ucluelet.
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
Fri, Sat, Sun: 1:00PM-10:00PM
1601 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC
Not far from downtown Tofino, you will find Tofino Distillery and their handcrafted premium spirits. If you are a lover of cocktails you will love their certified organic range of spirits crafted locally in Tofino, BC. Their range of spirits includes stand-alone classics like small-batch vodka and west coast gin. Try the jalapeno vodka, the perfected base for a traditional Caesar. Mix it up with the psychedelic jellyfish, their traditional absinthe bursting with flavours of anise. Stop by Tofino distillery’s tasting room and sip mini cocktails featuring their locally made spirits. The tasting room is always serving up new cocktails, get inspired for your next cocktail night featuring Tofino Distillery spirits.
Open 7 Days a Week: 12:00pm-7:00pm
281 Industrial Way – Unit G & H, Tofino, BC