The East Village Brewery & Distillery Passport is about to land in the hands of thirsty Vancouverites – and we couldn’t be more ready to get hopping.
Starting on Friday, February 24, beer and spirit lovers can embark on an exciting excursion right in heart of our city’s craft brewing and spirit distilling district to get a serious taste of the burgeoning beverage scene.
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Right now there are six artisanal breweries and one small-batch distillery participating in the East Village passport program, including established favourites and new kids on the block.
These spots include:
- Storm Brewing
- Parallel 49 Brewing (note: tasting room under renovation until late March/early April)
- Powell Street Craft Brewery
- Doan’s Craft Brewing Co.
- Callister Brewing Co.
- Bomber Brewing
- Odd Society Spirits
People can pick up a map and a passport at any of the participating locations – there is no right place to start or finish, just go where it feels right guys.
Once you’ve obtained your passport, you can simply head out on a self-guided tour of the tasting rooms. This can be as leisurely or fast-paced as you want, just go at your own speed (and be sure to enjoy the brews along the way).
Try to hit all seven because once you’ve received stamps from them all, you’ll be rewarded with an East Village branded growler to take home as a sign of all your hard sipping.
So basically, you get beer for drinking beer, which sounds like a seriously good deal to us.
The highly-anticipated South American Andina Brewery will also be opening soon, and while this spot wont be included in the passport crawl, folks are encouraged to head there to try their unique beers and next-level ceviche during their travels.
While most of these spots have food available for purchase in their tasting rooms, there are also other delicious eateries in the area where you can make a pre or post-crawl pit stop like Scandilicious, The Pie Shoppe, Bistro Wagon Rouge, and Kessel&March to name a few.
Whether you’ve got a visitor coming into town, or you’re taking a day to enjoy the city you live in, the passport the experience is bound to be a memorable one.