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Nanaimo and North Island Breweries


Wolf Brewing


Wolf Brewing is among the top Nanaimo breweries. Beers from this brewery is sold in kegs, growlers, and bottles which are sure to be satisfactory with every drop. Their signature drinks include the Golden Honey Ale which is made from locally-sourced B.C Malt and honey, which gives this brew its iconic light colour and refreshing taste, the Scotch Ale and the Porter which has a dark, distinctive malt colour and hints of espresso and cocoa. This Nanaimo brewery is a must-visit on your Vancouver Island brewery map.


Longwood Brewing


Longwood Brewing endeavours to brew quality brews as it has partnered with local farmers of hops and barley who provide natural, farm-fresh brewing ingredients which make the locally and internationally acclaimed brews. Such brews include their Stoutnik Stout, which has won numerous awards around the world. Their other popular drinks include the Buried Alive Raspberry Ale made from BC raspberries, Honey, Pilsner, Pale Ale, Crystal and Roast Barley and The Big One India Pale Ale.


Gladstone Brewing


Gladstone Brewing is a unique brewery among other Craft breweries in Vancouver Island as it mainly focuses on brewing specific ales and lagers such as the Belgian ales, European Lagers and Pacific Northwest style India Pale Ales. During Tours, you can get a chance to sample Black Braggot, Straight 8 Imperial India Pale Ale, etc.


Twin Sails Brewing


Twin Sails Brewing is locally and internationally known for their locally-brewed beverages using locally-sourced ingredients. Their on-tap brews feature the Juice Plus drink which is made from 100 percent Citra hops with unfiltered flaked and malted wheat to give it a distinctive taste and aroma. Day-Blink is another of their on-tap drinks, which is made from 100 Simcoe hops carefully blended together with wheat, peach and apricot for its aroma and hints of tropical fruit. 


Cumberland Brewing


Cumberland Brewing has been brewing since the way back, 30 years ago. Using age-old brewing techniques of blending hops, grains, water, and yeast to brew quality locally-sourced ingredients, Cumberland stands among the top Craft breweries. We recommend in your Vancouver Island brewery map visit to taste their signature Just a Little Bitter, Forest Fog – unfiltered American Wheat Ale, Dancing Linebacker – Oatmeal Stout and Red Tape – Pale Ale.


Forbidden Brewing


Forbidden Brewing is well-known across the world for its award-winning brews such as their India Pale Ale, Hoyne Pilsner, Stout, Pale Ale and Saison, all of which are served on tap. Forbidden Brewing should be on your Vancouver Island brewery map as it serves you their distinct Cranberry Sour brew on tap or their Russian Imperial Stout.