One very good place; as usual for the best places in Vancouver, it shares 95% of the beers with the other shops, but there are a couple of good extras here, and there are more beers than at the Maple Ridge location (don’t forget to check the walk-in cooler). Modern looking wine shop. Service doesn’t try to make you feel comfortable.
Big cooler in the back is where to go for the beer. Pretty decent selection, including some I wanted from Eastern Canada. Not huge, but good, and kept cold. Prices higher than expected but I guess they are high everywhere here. Seems to have moved to the SW corner of Cambie and 12th.
Located in a weird office building - of which they seem to be the only tenant giving it an uninviting feel from outside & made me think they were closed. They were open, the huge shop had high ceilings and was inviting as we’re the friendly staff. A nice big selection: one aisle of belgians/germans, tons of US stuff and a good selection of local craft. I’d have bought a bunch but alas my bag was already at the max weight allowance for my flight.
Ferris (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 13, 2014| Updated April 25, 2015
A good craft beer shop but nothing notable. Lots of their beer is right by a huge window, so if you are concerned about light struck beer this may be a bit worrying. They have a cooler as well but again in all a good shop but nothing notable.
A large walk-in cooler greets you with many beers. They carry 6-packs, cans and singles too. I grabbed a couple of cans on special (ha!) to go, which was nice to have refreshments while walking around outside. Staff were friendly though the lady behind the counter looked at me suspiciously.
Just a few minutes away from brewery creek which is probably a better store, Firefly is nevertheless worth a visit if you can spare the time. Indeed, the selection is of course mostly similar, but there are quite a few complements. In fact, the BC selection I believe was greater at Firefly than Brewery Creek. When you enter, you’re in a cleanly laid out, spacey, modern wine store with an aisle of beer on the right. Make sure to step into the walk-in cooler at the rear as this is where 90% of the beers are stocked. It is very cold in there and makes for a weird experience unless you have a winter coat as you don’t feel like hanging there for too long, yet there’s a few hundred bottles to browse through. We did not interact much with the staff, but they seemed professional enough.
This is a great store for beers from all over the world and craft beers in particular. The majority of the selection is in a walk-in cold store in the back and this is very cold. Make sure you wear a fleece or something more than just a shirt because you’ll want to spend as much time in there as possible. This is definately a store I will return to.