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Granville Island Brewing Company
(MolsonCoors)
Bar/Tasting Room
1441 Cartwright Street
Vancouver BC V6H 3R7
Telephone: +1 604-687-2739
Hours: Open daily noon-8:00pm.
Brewer: Joe Goetz
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Notes

Visited: September 16, 2006

Opened: 1984

Annual Production: 1,600 hl

Contributor: Mario Kornmesser

Granville Island was established here as Canada's first microbrewery, but most of their beer is brewed in Kelowna now. They were also Canada's first beer-and-wine store, and the first packaging brewery to use longnecks instead of stubbies. There's a nice bar here that's worth a visit, and Dockside Brewing is a short walk away.

Updated: May 15, 2012

Beer List

  • Awards:
    • Silver Medal, 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards

  • 4.70% abv.
    • Date: September 16, 2006 (#6048)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Moderate head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Malty, honey, some butter.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light-medium body, fizzy. Big grainy biscuity malt character. Some honey flavor. Some diacetyl.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • 5.00% abv.
    • Date: September 16, 2006 (#6050)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fruity, mildly spicy hops.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, fizzy. Big darkish caramel malt character. Nice fruity hop flavor, mild bitterness. Just a hint of diacetyl in the finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good beer, and by far the best in the lineup here at the brewery.

  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    • Date: September 16, 2006 (#6054)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lions Pub TC, Vancouver BC
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Yellow opaque. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Smoky cloves, some bananas.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, fizzy. Big smooth wheat character. Tasty malt flavor. Mild cloves, some smoke.
      Overall Impression (3)
      The best Granville Island beer.

  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

  • American-Style Lager
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: September 16, 2006 (#6051)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright pale golden. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild grainy malt.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body. Big grainy malt flavor. Some diacetyl.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • Specialty Honey Beer
    5.00% abv.

  • Natural Draft
    American-Style Lager
    5.00% abv.