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CRAFT BEER ATLAS // Every Community Would Be Lucky to Have a Brewery Like ‘Ravens’

Screenshot via Ravens Brewing Co.

Scout’s alphabetical Craft Beer Atlas of Vancouver was designed to grow with our brewing scene, so from time to time – like right now – we add new entries.

Owners Paul and Jocelyn Sweeting opened Ravens Brewing Company in an unassuming building on Abbotsford’s Townline Road back in 2015. The smallish operation is an exemplar of ‘craft’, which is to say any community would be fortunate to have something just like it in its midst. Fronting the brewery is a tasting room and a limited but capable kitchen that turns out tasty paninis and the occasional bowl of chili. In the half-decade of putting down roots on what is now known as the Fraser Valley Ale Trail, Ravens has demonstrated a commitment to supporting neighbouring businesses and local agriculture (notably with their “Ground to Glass” series of beers), racking up some local and international beer awards in the process. Paul’s long-time friend, Dan Marriette, replaced the original Brewmaster, Nicholas Fengler (now Head Brewer at Old Yale Brewing), in 2017. Ravens’ latest venture is Ravens Distillery, which launched at the end of July, 2020 with the release of their first spirit, a vodka.

Favourite beer to date: the award-winning Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose (4.5% ABV).


Ravens Brewing Co.
Region: Abbotsford
2485 Townline Rd., Abbotsford

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // New West Meets Vancouver Island, With Delicious Results, at This Victoria Brewery

A collaboration between Steel & Oak Brewing and The Drake, Herald Street Brew Works officially opened its doors in the Old Town, mid-December of 2020.

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // The Quirky Family Brewery Providing Year-Round ‘Winter’ Flavours

The second brewing operation to establish itself in Whistler's Function Junction neighbourhood, Coast Mountain Brewing was opened by Kevin and Angie Winter in 2016.

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // The Unassuming North Van Brewery Serving Up Beer and History

Streetcar Brewing's inspiration is the neighbourhood's historic (now obsolete) streetcar system, which earned it its former nickname of the "Streetcar Suburb".

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // The North Shore Brewery That Puts Out Mexican-Inspired Beers

The brewery offers unique and sessionable beers, often incorporating tropical flavours like hibiscus, lime, mango and oranges.