Canada’s first microbrewery

GIB Retail Store:
Mon – Sun: 10am – 9pm
(hours may change seasonally)

GIB Taproom:
Sun – Thurs: 11am – 9pm – Kitchen closes at 8pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm – Kitchen closes at 10pm
(hours change seasonally and with special events)

 604 – 687 – 2739

In 1984 something happened that forever changed the local beer industry: Granville Island Brewing opened the doors to Canada’s first microbrewery. And in doing so, they opened hearts and minds to a whole new beer drinking experience.

Because agreeing on West Coast taste is as challenging as scaling a 130-foot vertical rock face, Granville Island Brewery makes a variety of great beers to suit all tastes. That’s why they’re always creating delicious new local flavours and improving their craft. Starting with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, they translated what those intrepid German beer makers were doing back in the day and put a modern spin on it.

Though the process is inspired by the Law, they don’t let it limit their imagination. What they’ve learned from it is to use high-quality and natural ingredients, and a strict brewing process. No chemicals or preservatives are used in making their beer. None. Only all-natural honey, maple syrup, raspberries and whatever other local ingredients inspire them. They still have their Bavarian Octoberfest hats and lederhosen for special occasions, but the real brewing commitment can be found in their passion for innovation and new uncharted beer frontiers.