OUR LOVE OF FLAVOURFUL BEER RUNS DEEP, AND IT INSPIRED US TO OPEN AS CANADA’S FIRST MICROBREWERY BACK IN 1984.
In a time of limited beer options, it became our mission to craft delicious, locally brewed beer with high quality, natural ingredients. All beers are developed in the brewery on Granville Island. Perfecting recipes through small batch gives our Brewmaster, Kevin Emms, full leadership and creativity to develop styles that will truly resonate with craft lovers in British Columbia.
EST. in 1984
In 2019 we revisited our portfolio to get back to our roots as the pioneers of innovative recipes, bold brewing techniques, and reliable, sessionable styles for the community. The brand and packaging underwent a complete refresh pulling inspiration from our home on Granville Island, a destination known for colourful murals, a maker’s spirit and industrial corrugated metal architecture.
born from small batch
The Small Batch brewery on the island is Kevin Emms’ playground or “test kitchen” as he develops Granville Island Brewing’s premium, limited release small batch beers, as well as crafting future innovation through trialing new techniques and ideating around styles. Brewery visitors are sure to find exciting variations tested in the taproom for real-time feedback.