The Quest for the Holy Grain - Best Brew Pubs




Steamworks Brewing Co.

375 Water Street,
Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 5C6

Steamworks brews about fifteen different beers over the course of the year and typically has between seven and eight house brews on tap at any given time. Steamworks is unique in that it uses live steam for the brewery. The steam which heats the mash tun is from the same steam line that runs the town's historic steam clock.The steam gives the brewer a finesse of temperature that electrically heated vessels cannot produce. During our visit, taps included a lager, a pale ale, an IPA, a nutbrown, an oatmeal stout, a cream ale, and a summer white. There are three entrances; take the one to the main bar. The bar food is above average.


Brewing Co.

1111 Mainland Street
Vancouver B.C. V6B 2T9
Tel 604-681-BREW (2739)

Yaletown Brewing was voted best Brew Pub in Canada in 1999 and 2000 by internationally acclaimed "Brew Pub Magazine". Serving six beers and one seasonal, Yaletown also features TV's, pool tables, and $2.78 pints on Sundays.