Granville Island Brewing | Vancouver, British Columbia
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Granville Island Brewing
Above Average based on 34 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1441 Cartwright St.
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6H 3R7 [ print map ]
604 687 BREW

Hours: Sun-Thur 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 11pm

Mayor: fiulijn (6) | Taps: 8 |

Taproom and bottle store

Granville Island Brewing

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Beer Available At Granville Island Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Granville Island False Creek Raspberry Ale 17, Granville Island Van Dame White ISA , Granville Island Thirsty Farmer Saison 66, Granville Island Shipload of Hops Imperial IPA 70, Granville Island Cypress Honey Lager 15, Granville Island Hey Day Hefeweizen 45, Granville Island Island Lager 13, Granville Island Dragon Keller , Granville Island Infamous IPA 50, Granville Island Red Alert India Red Ale , Granville Island Brash Knuckles American Brown Ale 49, Granville Island ISA , Granville Island Random Tandem White IPA 50, Granville Island Maple Shack Cream Ale 19, Granville Island English Bay Pale Ale 16, Granville Island Rye India Pale Ale , Granville Island Swing Span Amber Ale 53, Granville Island Robson Street Hefeweizen 41, Granville Island Brockton IPA 33
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34 reviews for Granville Island Brewing
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  60%
 Selection  52%
 Food  48%
 Value  60%
 Overall  58%
 Rating  60%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Nalu  (18) Washington | August 12, 2010
Good fun and absolutely a value if you take the tour (which is followed by samples). I enjoyed GI almost as much as any íregularí pub I went to in Vancouver. They only serve their own brews, but they have a good selection of styles, including a seasonal or two. Service is friendly and quick, though ambiance was lacking in the middle of the day when I was there - a bit sterile. Recommended as a tour stop when visiting!
gnoff  (539) MŲlndal, Sweden | June 20, 2015| Updated July 4, 2015
Visited Friday June 19, 2015.
Arrived about 14:20 and stayed until 16:00. Had a flight of four beers, 3 made at the bigger plant and one there made small batch. Visible brewery, tours available. Fast friendly service, though some of the servers seems to not really know or perhaps care what theyíre doing. Didnít eat. Walked over from the city. Parking might be hard.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris  (836) Burnaby, British Columbia | November 18, 2014
A large open and spacious brewpub in stunning Granville Island. Service was good with a decent amount of beer knowledge. I didnít eat but they have a good menu. Beer its mediocre with a Brewers tap which isnít much better. Pretty but lacks substance. Tasters are available.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek  (67) Amsterdam, Netherlands | September 14, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail  (1134) Orange County, California | September 7, 2014
Small brewery and tasting room not far from the market. On a weekend afternoon, itís fairly crowded, but they seem to turnover seats pretty quickly. Thereís also a retail store attached next door where you can buy bottles and other merchandise to take with you. Pretty clean, modern interior and decor.

They had eight beers on tap and do flights of four (thatís all you can get per person on the flight front, not sure about full pours). The beers are just sort of okay...nothing really special. Not horrendously priced, at least.

Might as well try to stop in as itís a convenient location when wandering around the island.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko  (499) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 17, 2014
Their year-round lineup is pretty dull, but their seasonals have been getting better and better. Brewery tasting room itself is very comfy, with lots of tourists in the summer time. Worth a stop when in the area.
nate2g  (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | October 5, 2013
Stock standard brewery taproom. Filled with tourists as you canít really not walk past here. Still grab a flight and be on your way.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn  (100) Waterloo, Ontario | August 9, 2013
Nice taproom at the brewery with views of the brewing area. Friendly staff willing to pour half-samplers of brews at no cost. Medium-sized selection of GI beers on tap. Of course, GI beers arenít the best beers. But itís still a nice taproom, and the attached shop had a slightly larger selection of bottles.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
I have not taken the tour, but stepped into the tasting room on one of Granville Islandís busiest strips. Perhaps not surprisingly, hoardes of tourists fill the place. The day we visited, perhaps not brilliantly on a Sunday afternoon, there was a long line only to get a seat. Once youíre in, you wonder why because the place feels quite generic. Plenty of glasses, an overemphasis on the color gray. Food menu is very limited. Beers are rather thin and not particularly captivating. Certainly not a must in Vancouver unless youíre a completist.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
v1rgil  (10) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 7, 2012
Not bad, if you like GIB. Sometimes they have seasonals you can taste but usually just the Molson produced stuff.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Stoutgirl86  (13) Kitchener, Ontario | March 31, 2012
As far as tours go this is the best brewery tour Iíve been on. THey did a thorough job of explaining the process, the ingredients and basic history. The tour groups end up being friends creating a great post-tour tasting ambiance. The staff are incredibly friendly. Some good beers to get people started on Bitter ales.

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