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

Images via www.cerveceria-astilleros.com.

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.

Located in the new Shipyards Brewery District of North Vancouver, La Cerveceria Astilleros has been putting out Mexican-inspired brews since September, 2020, a few months before the launch of their East Esplanade-facing taproom.

The new spot provides North Van with an airy and charming Mexican oasis that features blue-and-white tiled accents on everything from tap handles to walls (even their new street side patio). This is in addition to a full food menu including things likes tacos, tostadas, chips & guac and warm churros. Born in Guadalajara, Head Brewer Carlo Baroccio is the mastermind behind the brewery’s line-up of unique and sessionable beers, often incorporating tropical flavours like hibiscus, lime, mango and oranges, along with doses of Mexican beer culture and history.

Favourite beer to date: ‘Salted Lime Lager’ (4.6% ABV), featuring generous flavours of lime and just the right amount of Spanish salt to mentally transport you to the beach.


La Cerveceria Astilleros
Neighbourhood: North Vancouver
226 Esplanade E

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 Charming Brewery Breathing New Life Into Old Chilliwack

Kristopher Schmidt and Megan McDonald opened Bricklayer Brewing in a 19th century building in the Covid winter of 2020.