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

Screenshot via @heraldstbw

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.

A three-and-a-half-year-long project in the works, the collaboration between New West’s Steel & Oak Brewing and Victoria’s own (and much loved) drinking establishment, The Drake, called Herald Street Brew Works, officially opened its doors in Victoria’s Old Town, mid-December of 2020.

Located inside a former heritage warehouse, the 175-seat taproom – big on brick and wood accents, with a polished cement floor – marries the industrial chic look and a classic pub aesthetic. Bar seating overlooks the brewing tanks, responsible for putting out Herald Street’s rotation of small-batch and seasonally-inspired beers, available exclusively from the brewery/taproom. Continuing in the community-minded spirit that motivated the brewery’s inception, each month the tasting room walls feature a new selection of art works by different local artists, and the space regularly hosts live musical performances.

Favourite beer to date: Slightly spicy and very drinkable, the Sarrasin Buckwheat Saison (4.69%) is perfectly in tune with the autumn season.


Herald Street Brew Works
Region: Victoria
506 Herald St.

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CRAFT BEER ATLAS // The Charming Brewery Breathing New Life Into Old Chilliwack

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