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5 Must-Visit Breweries in Victoria

The beer scene is hopping in Victoria, with multiple breweries offering unique blends year-round. During your next excursion on a V2V luxury Vancouver to Victoria ferry, consider visiting one of these five popular breweries.

1. Swans Brewpub and Buckerfields Brewery

Eclectic original artwork, First Nations carvings, and Heritage architecture give Swans Brewpub and Buckerfields Brewery a cultural atmosphere. The menu features classic pub fare mixed with modern dishes, including shepherd’s pie and chipotle lime prawns. Beer fans will find a full range of flavourful brews, from the crisp Arctic Ale to the rich Riley’s Scotch Ale.

2. Category 12 Brewing

Founded by microbiologist and biochemist Michael Kuzyk, Category 12 Brewing places a scientific spin on beer-making. The brewery produces Belgian-style beers and cutting-edge West Coast styles, making it a great location for any brew fan. Merchandise also is available at the brewery, so pick up souvenirs before heading home on a Victoria to Vancouver ferry.

3. Victoria Caledonian Brewery and Distillery

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Graeme Macaloney has a love for both whiskey and beer – and he wanted to serve both in the same place. At Victoria Caledonian Brewery and Distillery, guests can enjoy a full range of craft beers along with a custom-blended guest whiskey in its beautiful tasting room. Take a tour to see how the brewers create these flavourful brews – it’s bound to be a highlight of your Vancouver to Victoria ferry trip.

4. Canoe Brewpub

Formerly known as the City Lights Building, Canoe Brewpub is located on the edge of Upper Harbour and accessed easily via a Victoria-Vancouver ferry. The brewpub’s elegant interior and top-notch kitchen make it a popular choice among beer fans, but its most breathtaking scenery is found on the patio. Canoe Brewpub’s patio faces west toward the harbour, and the brewery even operates its own marina.

5. Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Travelling with a cider fan? Be sure to treat him or her with a visit to the Sea Cider Farmhouse before leaving the city on a Victoria to Vancouver ferry. You’ll find a variety of ciders here, from the tart Flagship Cider to the sweeter Pomona. Each cider is made from organic apples using a traditional rack and cloth method.

If you’re ready to experience some of the best brews Victoria has to offer, contact V2V Vacations to find out more about our luxury Vancouver to Victoria ferries. We’ll help you create lasting memories on your next Victoria-Vancouver vacation.