Brassneck Brewery

Top choice Microbrewery

in Main Street
© John Lee / Lonely Planet
© John Lee / Lonely Planet

A beloved Vancouver microbrewery with a small, wood-lined tasting room. Peruse the ever-changing chalkboard of intriguing libations with names such as Pinky Promise, Silent Treatment and Faux Naive, or start with a delicious, highly accessible Passive Aggressive dry-hopped pale ale. It's often hard to find a seat here, so consider a weekday afternoon visit for a four-glass $8 tasting flight.

Hungry? Couple your libations with cured sausages from the counter or takeout from the food truck outside. And don't forget to peek through the holes punched in the wood-planked walls for a glimpse of the brewery beyond. Pick up a Brassneck growler to go (filled of course) at the front; it'll keep you going for the rest of your visit.