Tiering the Breweries of Vancouver and Sea to Sky

I am going to get shit on for this…

But that’s OK, I write to start conversations and lists and rankings start conversations. So here we go.

A little about the rankings… This is about QUALITY of beer… nothing more nothing less. A bad beer diminishes overall quality in my eyes. That said this is my Monolithic view of the quality of beer coming from a brewery… no math.

Breweries within tiers are equal in my eyes.

Not all Breweries are listed, but rest assured I would never say no to a brewery that is listed, as for the others…

These are my personal opinions, they won’t match yours, feel free to be angry anyways

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Tier 4 (Solid Lagers & Ales)

Doan’s Craft Brewing

The Beer Farmers

Strathcona Brewing

Coast Mountain Brewing

Howe Sound Brewing

Trading Post Brewing

Central City Brewing

Ravens Brewing

Storm Brewing

R and B Brewing

Hearthstone Brewing

Coal Harbour Brewing


Main Street Brewing

33 Acres Brewing

Britannia Brewing

Bomber Brewing

Bridge Brewing

Callister Brewing

Tier 3 (Breweries who I can count on to crush it often)

Parallel 49

The Parkside Brewing

Steamworks Brewing

Taylight Brewing

Northpaw Brewing

Field house Brewing

Silver Valley Brewing

Demi-God Tier (breweries I’ll always make a point of visiting)


Beere Brewing

Strange Fellows

Steel and Oak

Brassneck Brewing

Yellow Dog Brewing

Luppolo Brewing

God Tier (Breweries I get stoked to go to)

Twin Sails Brewing

Boombox Brewing


Backcountry Brewing

Temporal Brewing

Four Winds



8 thoughts on “Tiering the Breweries of Vancouver and Sea to Sky

  1. Mike March 8, 2019 / 2:03 am

    Needed some controvercy I see. Lol.


  2. Sam March 8, 2019 / 2:04 am

    Two Wolves?!?!! They’re not even a brewery!


    • cturton March 8, 2019 / 4:21 am

      Good shout, By the same standard Doans, Superflux and Boombox arn’t either.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. J Dyson March 8, 2019 / 3:37 am

    I tried 2 wolves once. Totally drain pour.


    • cturton March 8, 2019 / 4:23 am

      I have had the brown and blond,i thought they were serviceable and to style, maybe i should revisit.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Simon March 9, 2019 / 12:10 am

    Doans, Superflux and Boombox all have their own staff and are working on breweries. Two Wolves is just being brewed and sold by Big Surf now.


    • cturton March 9, 2019 / 12:29 am

      Great Point, I had forgotten this. I removed them. But Doans is no being operated by craft collective.


      • Mike March 9, 2019 / 12:33 am

        Actually from what I am told Evan Doan brews all the Doan’s beer just at Craft Collective.

        Liked by 1 person

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