Breweries and Distilleries Cowichan Valley
British Columbia is the birthplace Canadian craft beer. From our early history BC’s craft beer community has expanded to almost to 200 breweries provincewide. We globally recognized for our craft beer excellence! We welcome our visitors and our loyal locals alike to visit our breweries and distilleries and sample our unique and premium ales and lagers.
Craig Street Brewing Duncan
Venture off the Island Highway to check out Duncan’s cozy and quaint downtown for some shopping or sight-seeing, and then pop into the Craig Street Brewpub for a meal and a beer. This attractive, multi-level building dating back to the 1940s has lots of different options for dining, whether it’s the downstairs pub with its beautiful, antique bar, the streetside patio, or the rooftop deck upstairs. There is a wood-burning fireplace to keep you warm on a dreary day and plenty of great food options on the extensive menu. Look for live, local musicians and other special events throughout the week. The beer list is solid with a range of staple core styles and a special seasonal usually on as well.CONTACT
25 Craig St, Duncan, BC V9L 1V7
Riot Brewing Co.
We are located in the seaside town of Chemainus, BC, famous for it’s murals and inexplicably badass skate park.
Stop in for a tour, a sample, a flight, or even a whole glass of beer, because the local government trusts you to handle more than a tiny sip, unlike some other cities where they don’t allow lounges. Stay for the afternoon, enjoy our gigantic patio, bring the kids, bring the dog. Spark up the fire pit for a weenie roast or destroying old photos of your ex.
Our Labels: Jimbo is the son of Jim Phillips, the creator of all of the artwork for iconic brand Santa Cruz Skateboards in the 70s and 80s, including the famous Screaming Hand logo. Now he carries on his dad’s legacy, creating bold, impactful graphics for a variety of media. Including, of course, skateboards.
101A – 3055 Oak Street
Chemainus, BC V0R 1K1
Phone: (250)-324-RIOT (7468)
Small Block Brewery
Precision Crafted Beer, brewed for and from Vancouver Island. Located in Duncan, BC we endeavour to source local ingredients to flavour our beers with the best of BC ingredients. Welcome to the Small Block Brewery; our garage lounge is a cozy atmosphere where you can have a taster, a pint or take home a growler. Hit the beer menu up at the top of the page to see what we have on offer. Snacks available. 203-5301 Chaster Road
Cowichan Valley, V9L 6T7
Salt Spring Island Ales
From deep in our mountain spring comes the cleanest, freshest water for our Salt Spring Island Ales. Piped straight from the spring into the brew house, this gorgeous water is combined with organic Canadian two row pale malt and other natural ingredients to create a lineup of distinctly Island-made ales.
Whenever possible, we source local ingredients such as island grown hops, honey and heather. Our highly flavourful beers pair wonderfully with good food and are the perfect accompaniment to locally-sourced gastronomic fare. Brewed entirely by hand, our beer is made in small batches using traditional, unhurried methods.
270 Furness Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7
Stillhead Distillery Inc.
We are a family owned and operated craft distillery, located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley; Duncan, BC.
We use only BC grown fruits and grains to make high-quality spirits bursting with flavour.
Learn how we make our award-winning spirits from grain to glass!
Our distillery tour takes you behind the scenes to see the entire process of making vodka, gin, brandy, and whiskies.
See how fruits and grains are fermented, methods of distillation used on our stills.
Learn the difference between the spirits, what give each its unique flavour, and the history behind each product.
Taste of our flagship spirits.
Book via email or phone 250-748-6874.
5301 Chaster Road