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Discover Nanaimo’s Craft Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries

Local Craft Beverages to Taste or Take Home

Here beneath the protection of Mt. Benson, locally grown grapes, hops and botanicals thrive. Brewers, winemakers and distillers have taken advantage of our city’s natural abundance to create delicious and award-winning beverages.

Each stop on this craft beverage trail offers a unique experience you don’t want to miss.

Longwood Brewpub

A Nanaimo legend, this brewpub is a local go-to for craft beer, pub fare and entrees. Order a pint of the signature Berried Alive raspberry ale and take in views of Mt. Benson from the restaurant patio (family-friendly) or pub patio.

Longwood Brewery

Here’s an authentic behind-the-scenes craft beer tasting room experience. Sample a flight and learn about Longwood’s blend of hops, barley and other ingredients grown almost exclusively on the island.

White Sails Brewing

After a seawall stroll or afternoon of shopping, walk to this West Coast style taproom and brewery to enjoy a laid-back vibe with live music, board games, a full coffee bar and locally sourced food.

Wolf Brewing Company

Kick back along a country road to sample the diverse lineup of European-inspired beers in this brewery’s casual taproom: Sample the British black and tan, German sour or an ale brewed with local raw honey.

Arbutus Distillery

In this craft distillery’s intimate cocktail lounge, try the single malt whisky or the small-batch gin, absinthe, vodka and liqueur infused with local botanicals like lavender and lemon verbena.

Millstone Estate Winery

Summers are glorious at this six-acre riverside vineyard and winery that produces Ortega, Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir. Enjoy a glass around the patio firepit or a tasting in the wine shop.



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