Granville Island Brewing

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Taproom and bottle store
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  • 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!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
PRBeer  (553) Parsippany, New Jersey | May 31, 2016
Beautiful restaurant/brewery in a great space in the middle of the trendy and fun Granville Island. Had a business dinner there with a large group...service was good...food ranged from average to very good (no real standouts though). The building and space itself is quite nice...large with numerous different eating and drinking areas. As for the beer...nothing special...average at best. definitely "not" a craftbeer destination...but a fun place to hit with a bunch of friends for drinks and TGIF types of menu items.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye  (253) Steinbach, Manitoba | April 22, 2016
Only stopped by here because it was hot and we were in Granville Island. Well, itís GI - you know the drill. Molson owned = mediocre beers without much creativity. Tourists seems to like it, though. And the service was good and atmosphere pleasant. Beers are what youíd expect (with few, if any, brewery special beers). Food was mediocre - poutine was mushy.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
gnoff  (595) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Ferris  (1091) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek  (87) Amsterdam, Netherlands | September 14, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
brokensail  (1295) Dublin, 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
mcberko  (735) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
nate2g  (1076) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn  (125) 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.
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  • 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.

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