List of breweries in Canada

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This is an incomplete list of many of the breweries in Canada. Beer is a major part of the Canadian culture and it all starts in a brewery. This list contains breweries listed in a chronological order of the date when they first opened (the list is sub-divided by provinces). Closed breweries are not included in this list unless the individual brewery contains significance to Canadian culture and history (i.e. no breweries that open and close within a few years, failing to succeed in the industry). This list is an inventory and a historical resource of Canadian breweries.

Breweries in Canada[edit]


British Columbia[edit]

  • 33 Acres Brewing Company (Vancouver)
  • Barkerville Brewing Co. (Quesnel)
  • Bomber Brewing (Vancouver)
  • Brassneck Brewery (Vancouver)
  • BrewHouse (Whistler)
  • Bridge Brewing Company (North Vancouver)
  • Cannery Brewing Company (Penticton)
  • Canuck Empire Brewing (Aldergrove)
  • Category 12 Brewing (Central Saanich)
  • Central City Brewing Company (Surrey)
  • Coal Harbour Brewing (Vancouver)
  • Columbia Brewery (Creston)
  • Crannog Ales (Sorrento)
  • Dead Frog Brewery (Aldergrove)
  • Doan's Craft Brewing Company (Vancouver)
  • Driftwood Brewing Company (Victoria)
  • Four Winds Brewing Company (Delta)
  • General Meade Company (Victoria)
  • Gladstone Brewing Co. (Courtenay)
  • Granville Island Brewing (Vancouver)
  • Green Leaf Brewing Co. (North Vancouver)
  • Gulf Islands Brewing (Salt Spring Island)
  • Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company (Squamish)
  • Hoyne Brewing Company (Victoria)
  • Lighthouse Brewing Company (Victoria)
  • Longwood Brewery (Nanaimo)
  • Main Street Brewing Company (Vancouver)
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company (Vancouver)
  • Moody Ales (Port Moody)
  • Moon Under Water (Victoria)
  • Pacific Western Brewing Co. (Prince George)
  • Parallel 49 Brewing (Vancouver)
  • Persephone Brewing ( Gibsons )
  • Phillips Brewing Company (Victoria)
  • Postmark Brewing (Vancouver)
  • Powell Street Craft Brewery (Vancouver)
  • R & B Brewing Co. (Vancouver)
  • Russell Brewing Company (Surrey)
  • Sapporo Beer - Sleeman/Okanagan Springs (various)
  • Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub (Victoria)
  • Steamworks Brewing Company (Vancouver)
  • Steel & Oak Brewing Co. (New Westminster)
  • Strange Fellows Brewing Company (Vancouver)
  • Storm Brewing (Vancouver)
  • Swans Brewery (Victoria)
  • Tofino Brewing Co. (Tofino)
  • Townsite Brewing (Powell River)
  • Tree Brewing Company (Kelowna)
  • Turning Point Brewery (Delta)
  • Vancouver Island Brewery (Victoria)
  • Whistler Brewing Company (Whistler)
  • Yaletown Brewing Co. (Vancouver)
  • Yellow Dog Brewing Co. (Port Moody)


Half Pints Brewing Company's Humulus Ludicrous, an extremely hoppy double IPA, with a published bitterness rating of 100 IBU

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

  • 1846–present: Yellowbelly Brewery (the historic building survived the St. John's Great Fire in 1892)
  • 1995–present: Storm Brewing (Mount Pearl)
  • 1996–present: Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. (St. Johns)

Nova Scotia[edit]

  • 1820–present: Alexander Keith's Brewery (Halifax)
  • 1867–present: Oland Brewery (Halifax)
  • 1985–present: Granite Brewery (Halifax)
  • 1997–present: Garrison Brewing Company[1](Halifax)
  • 1997–present: Propeller Brewing Company (Halifax)
  • 2011–present: Hell Bay Brewing Company (Liverpool)
  • 2013–present: Big Spruce Brewing (Nyanza, Cape Breton) Canada's second certified organic brewery
  • 2013–present: North Brewing Company (Halifax)
  • 2013–present: Boxing Rock Brewing Company [2] (Shelburne)
  • 2013–present: Uncle Leo's Brewery [3][4] (Lyons Brook)
  • 2013–present: Bad Apple Brewhouse (Somerset, Nova Scotia)
  • 2014–present: Tatamagouche Brewing Company (Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia)
  • 2015–present: Breton Brewing Co. (Sydney)

New Brunswick[edit]


  • 1834-1933, 1988–present: Sleeman Breweries (as of 2006 it is now owned by Sapporo Breweries Ltd)
  • 1840-2005: Carling Brewery (actual name of company continually changed slightly throughout the 19th/20th century)
  • 1847–present: Labatt Brewing Company
  • 1984-present: Brick Brewing (also known as Waterloo Brewing)
  • 1987-present: Creemore Springs (as of 2005 owned by Molson)
  • 1992–present: Nickel Brook Brewery
  • 1994–present: Trafalgar Ales and Meads
  • 2000–present: Steam Whistle Brewing
  • 2006–present: Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
  • 2012–present: Sleeping Giant Brewing Company
  • 2012–present: Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
  • 2013–present: Ashton Brewing Company
  • 2013–present: Lake of the Woods Brewing Company
  • 2014–present: Refined Fool

Prince Edward Island[edit]



Molson factory in Old Montreal

Yukon Territory[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Garrison Brewing Co
  2. ^ Boxing Rock | Boxing Rock Brewing Co | Shelburne, Nova Scotia
  3. ^ Uncle Leo's Fine Ale
  4. ^ Uncle Leo’s IPA headed to NSLC stores - Business - The News
  5. ^ Sneath, Allen Winn (2001). ""Brewing in the New Land"". Brewed in Canada. Toronto and Oxford: The Dundurn Group. pp. 23–24. 
  6. ^ Sneath, Allen Winn (2001). ""Brewing in the New Land"". Brewed in Canada. Toronto and Oxford: The Dundurn Group. pp. 21–22. 
  7. ^ Whitehorse nano brewery to open this spring
  8. ^ Brewing Aiming for Spring Opening in Whitehorse

Further reading[edit]

  • Acker, Caroline J, and Sarah W. Tracy. Altering American Consciousness: The History of Alcohol and Drug Use in the United States, 1800-2000. Amherst, Mass: University of Massachusetts Press, 2004. Print.
  • Mancall, Peter C. Deadly Medicine: Indians and Alcohol in Early America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995. Print.

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