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Neighbourhood: Railtown Japantown
1357 Powell St.


Monday to Thursday, 2-9pm
Friday & Saturday, 12-10pm | Sunday, 12-8pm

The People

Nicole and David, Co-Owners

About Powell Brewery

Powell Brewery is a small, independent microbrewery owned and operated by husband & wife team, David (Brewer) and Nicole (Operations).

The brewery opened December 2012 on a nano scale with a focus on creating high quality, handcrafted beers for locals to enjoy. The brewery quickly gained a name for itself within the community and by May of 2013, they were humbled when receiving the prestigious award, “Beer of the Year”, from the Canadian Brewing Awards for their Old Jalopy Pale Ale. With the receipt of this award, the brewery gained national attention and the small-batch beers they were brewing could not nearly meet the demand, and all beers sold out fast. Needless to say, their original goal of staying small and growing slowly quickly changed.

In November of 2013, they took possession of a larger space and over the next year, spent day and night building it into what was to become their new microbrewery. By the end of September 2014, the doors to the Tasting Room were open!

Powell Brewery continues to grow, focusing on high quality, full-flavoured handcrafted beers using all natural and preferably local ingredients to produce delicious beers.

Awards & Accolades

2018 Old Jalopy, Pale AleThe World Beer CupGold

2017 Lazy D’Haze, IPACanadian Brewing AwardsGold

2017 Old Jalopy, Pale AleCanadian Brewing AwardsSilver

2017 Dive Bomb, Brown AleCanadian Brewing AwardsBronze

2017 Ode To Wallflower, Barrel AgedCanadian Brewing AwardsSilver

2016 Old Jalopy, Pale AleThe World Beer CupBronze

2016 Ode To Citra, Pale AleVancouver International Craft Beer AwardsGold

2016 Witbier w/ Ginger & CardamomCanadian Brewing AwardsSilver

2014 Dive Bomb, Brown AleBC Beer Awards2nd Place

2013 Old Jalopy, Pale AleCanadian Brewing AwardsBeer of the Year

2013 Old Jalopy, Pale AleCanadian Brewing AwardsGold